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Wentworth Data Science (BSDS) degree program is a launchpad to a career in fields such as computing, informatics, actuaries, health sciences, and many others. Our education at Wentworth is hands-on and focuses on the future of the industry to create graduates who enter rewarding careers.
Data Science

Harvard Business Review named data science “the sexiest job of the 21st century". Since then, data scientist is ranked as the number one job in the US, four times in a row from 2016 to 2019 according to Glassdoor. The  U.S. News & World Report lists the median salary as $98,230 with high opportunities for advancements and salary, and above-average flexibility in working schedule and work-life balance. 

What You'll Learn

  • Year 1

    You’ll establish a foundation for your Data Science program by taking Computer Science I & II, Engineering Calculus I & II, and Discrete Mathematics. These courses will lay the groundwork for a comprehensive understanding to practical data science concepts that you’ll apply in the rest of your program.

    An optional pre co-op work term is available to students during the summer semester.

  • Year 2

    Second year data science students expand their knowledge with courses in Data Structures, Algorithms, and Data Science Fundamentals. You’ll bolster this knowledge with additional statistics courses and Linear Algebra. 

    An optional co-op (beyond 2 required semesters) is available to students during the summer semester.

  • Year 3

    In the fall and summer semesters of your third year, you’ll dive further into Data Mining and Databases and supplement your core program courses with electives in your desired area of study.

    In the spring, you’ll begin the first of two required co-ops.

  • Year 4

    In the spring, you’ll go on your second required co-op to gain more hands-on industry experience.

    The remainder of your program allows you to round out your data science knowledge through several electives depending on your focus area. You’ll work on your senior project in your final semester.


The School of Computing & Data Science will seek accreditation from ABET after graduating its first cohort of BSDS students.