Learn how analytics can make a positive change in your community and beyond.

Embark on a dynamic future with a bachelor's degree in data science. Delve into data structures, data mining, AI, and programming, gaining hands-on expertise. Anticipate a soaring career with a remarkable 36 percent growth in data scientists projected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics from 2021 to 2031. Your comprehensive journey in data science, filled with opportunities and innovation, starts here!

Program Highlights

  • Gain in-demand skills through internships
  • Apply technical skills to real world problems
  • Develop and improve your portfolio

Develop your quantitative skills in one of the fastest growing industries.

Are you ready to start earning your data science degree?

A versatile degree in an expanding career field.

  • Data science faculty member in classroom with three students in front of desktop computers.

    One-on-one attention 

    Get personalized advising from expert department faculty who are as invested in your success as you are. Data science involves both computer science and mathematics, students will take classes and build relationships with faculty in both departments.

  • Data science student at desk top computer wearing plaid shirt and baseball hat

    Gain practical real world experience through internships.

    Students are highly encouraged to pursue and complete internships. Internships allow students to develop soft skills, such as collaborating with team members, managing time and deadlines, and project planning. Students who complete internships will also be able to improve their portfolio with large-scale projects relating to real-world questions.

  • Campus in the spring

    Personalized plan for grad school or career.

    Smaller class sizes allow for access to great professors who have an incredible set of teaching skills and passion. Classes and expert advising shape your future—whether it’s entry into the career or graduate school, you’ll be well prepared for what’s ahead.

Data science is very in demand as a skill set right now. It’s a quickly growing field. It relates to any subject that you can think of. Nowadays, we’re collecting and storing data ubiquitously. Companies want to be able to use that data for marketing choices, policy makers want to use data to back their decision making, and individuals want to use data to make personal life and health choices. Being able to offer a program that gives students those in-demand skills is the main reason that data science started here.

Dr. Ab Mosca, Assistant Professor

What jobs can you get with a data science degree?

Explore a range of fulfilling careers, from IT to healthcare, with a data science degree. Discover the diverse job opportunities that await data science graduates.

  • Business analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Data collection/Data mining
  • Data engineer
  • Data scientist
  • Statistician
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Program Description

The Data Science major consists of 65 major credits. All students must complete 27 credits of the Mathematics Core, 29 credits of the Computer & Information Science Core, and 9 credits of crosslisted courses.

Data Science Major Requirements (65 credits)
Additional Graduation Requirements

All students must meet the University Graduation Requirements and complete a common core of studies, distributed among the different academic areas as detailed in the Common Core.

Get big-school features with small-school advantages.

We offer high-quality academics, unique learning opportunities, and a gorgeous campus—and we have small classes, accessible faculty, and one-on-one support. 

You’ll join fellow motivated students ready to make the most of the college experience through active participation. Become part of a caring and committed community that understands and embraces the bridge between academic study and civic responsibility.

  • 15:1

    student-faculty ratio

  • 92%+

    of faculty hold doctorates

  • Study abroad

    in 35+ countries 

Accessible faculty and personalized attention

As a data science major at Westfield State University, you’ll benefit from the expertise of our faculty. Every class has 30 students (or fewer) and the advisor-to-advisee ratio is 1:12. You’ll receive one-on-one, specialized attention to help you succeed and meet your academic and professional preparation goals. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to work and study alongside your professors, giving you a unique first-hand learning experience. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Westfield State University accredited?

Westfield State University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). The Westfield State University program for licensure for teachers of history has been recognized by the National Council for the Social Studies. Our educator preparation programs are also approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).

Do I have to submit SAT/ACT scores or an essay when I apply?

Westfield State University does not require an application essay, SAT and/or ACT scores, or letters of recommendation (except for special program admissions).   

All first-year applicants are reviewed for admission based on their high school record. First-year applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements established by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (DHE) in order to qualify for admission to a state university. 

Learn more about the application process and admissions here.

How much does Westfield State University cost?

Westfield State University offers a comprehensive university experience at an affordable cost — with many options for financial aid. Visit our Cost and Aid page to learn more. 

Will I receive academic support?

We’re invested in your success. Whether you need a little help adjusting to college, study strategies, tutoring, or disability services, the team at the Academic Achievement Department is ready to help. Our mission is to provide you with the tools to explore academic opportunities as well as to plot strategies for continued growth. 

Learn more about our student support services here.

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Data Science, B.S.