Data science degree

Discover your path to success in the dynamic field of data science at Susquehanna University. Explore a robust curriculum with a technical foundation in mathematics, statistics and computer science, focusing on innovation and computation to unleash the vast potential of data.

Dive into algorithms, machine learning and advanced computational techniques for an educational experience distinct from traditional business analytics programs. Learn from experienced professionals, as they guide you through real-world projects, ensuring practical skills applicable to the evolving data science landscape.

Tailor your studies to unlock the full potential of a data science degree. Advance your skills with a diverse range of courses in other disciplines that pave the way for success across various industries.

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Which data science degree should I choose?

Data science and business data science are related fields that involve the use of data to gain insights and make informed decisions. Each have distinct focuses and applications.

Data Science

Data science addresses intricate problems through the utilization of advanced computer skills and analytical techniques. This field involves developing algorithms and models for processing and analyzing datasets, making it a versatile and impactful discipline with applications across various industries.

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Business Data Science

Business data science centers around analyzing data to inform business decisions, utilizing methods such as statistical analysis and reporting tools. The goal is to extract meaningful insights for enhancing processes and achieving business objectives, primarily within the domain of business management.

“At Susquehanna University, I received the skills and practical hands-on experiences to excel in my career working with database infrastructures.”

Kristopher Sauls ’12

Potential Careers

  • Data Analyst
  • Database Architect
  • Data Engineer
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Business Intelligence Analyst

Recent Employers

  • Microsoft
  • Amazon
  • Google
  • Walmart
  • Capital One Finance

Average Salary


2022 median pay for database architect

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Studying for a Degree in Data Science

Explore the courses you’ll take on your journey to earning a degree in data science at Susquehanna.

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