Where "Big Data" meets bigger opportunities.

Our Data Science and Analytics program prepares students to change the world by harnessing the power of information. You could find new patterns in potential pandemics, suggest optimal cancer treatments, direct political campaigns, analyze global marketing campaigns, or apply what you learn in the industry of your choice — even if it doesn’t exist yet.

You’ll combine mathematics and statistics, computer science and project management with in-depth knowledge of a specific discipline to become an expert analyst. And you’ll apply this expertise in the real world through internships in your field, preparing for an exciting career that will adapt as technology advances.

Program Requirements

CS112 Intro. to Programming in Python
CS113 Event-driven Programming in Java
CS333 Database Management Systems
CS347 Applied Data Science
MATH118 Intro. Statistics
MATH227 Statistical Design and Analysis
MATH228 Intro. to Data Science
MATH229 Regression Analysis
MATH 3yy/CS346 Data Mining
MGMT100 Into. to Management & Principled Leadership
MGMT221 Project Management
LIS593 Visualization

And a 5-course minor in one of the following: Biology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Management-Finance, Management-Health Care, Management- Marketing, Mathematics, Political Science-International relations, Public Health or Sociology

Customize Your Program

You'll work with your advisor to tailor a program to your interests and career goals. Simmons offers many options for customizing your studies, including dual majors, accelerated programs and a wide variety of complementary minors.

Internships and Research

Hands-on research experience is a key part of a Simmons STEM education. Research opportunities are open to students as early as the freshman year. Many students also complete internships. Our students have been placed at industry, government, nonprofits and academic institutions. 

    Michael Brown
    • Michael Brown
    • Professor, Math and Statistics
    • Phone: 617-521-2688
    • Office: S217
    Robert Goldman
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    • Nanette Veilleux
    • Director of Computer Science and Informatics Program
    • Phone: 617-521-2705
    • Office: P212E
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