Unlock knowledge and insight from the data revolution.

The Big Data revolution promises to transform the world. Businesses are mining data about their customer's preferences. Organizations are analyzing data about their business processes to design more efficient processes. Data analysis is transforming the fundamental scientific process from a top-down, theory-driven process into a data-driven process. It's little surprise that in 2018, “data scientist” is the top in-demand job in Glassdoor’s annual survey for the third year in a row. 

Mercyhurst’s Data Science undergraduate major is designed to equip you with the skills you need to become a data scientist. This multidisciplinary program combines techniques from computer science and statistics to clean, manage, analyze and interpret data. Data Science majors will be well prepared for careers in a number of fields, skilled at determining actionable insights about the meaning of data for decision-makers in businesses, public agencies and nonprofits.

Fast Facts

  • Data Science is a field at the intersection of computer science and statistics, which makes it more exciting than computer science because you're applying computer algorithms to real-world problems and more employable that statistics

  • Data Science is the perfect second major with any art, science, humanities, business, or social and natural science field

  • Through real-world projects and hands-on experiences with specialized tools and software, you’ll learn to think critically about the theoretical underpinnings and practical applications of the field

  • Data Scientist has been named the best job in America for three years running, with a median base salary of $110,000.


Take classes and conduct projects in Mercyhurst’s new MCPc Cyber Education Center, an 8,000-square-foot state-of-the-art cyber training and mitigation facility.


Nearly every industry publication and research firm—from IBM to Harvard Business Review—is reporting that demand for data scientists is far outstripping supply.


Data science has applications across nearly every academic and professional discipline, from the humanities and social sciences to the natural and health sciences. 


Contact Us

Dr. Chad Redmond
Chair, Department of Computing and Information Science
Office: Library 408A
Phone: 814-824-2355