If you have an interest in math, science, or investigation, Siena's data science major is right up your alley. Companies in every field need employees with the technical know-how to transform all that data into meaningful information. In fact, IBM predicts that by 2020, the number of jobs for all U.S. data professionals will increase to 2,720,000!  

At Siena, you’ll develop a mastery of data mathematics, statistics and programming. You’ll get the hands-on training and experience in finding patterns, cleaning data and using it to make decisions, and you’ll graduate as a data scientist. 

The data science programs we offer include:

  • B.S. in Data Science
  • Applied Data Science Track (more on that below)
  • Data Science Minor 

So now you see why data science, but here’s why data science at Siena. For starters, Siena is the only college in New York State’s Capital Region to offer a bachelor’s degree in data science. 


Data science skills are applicable across all fields. That’s why at Siena, you can follow a purely data science track or choose our applied track. In the latter, you can study your passion—say, engineering or English—alongside data science, learning how it can all tie together. 


Our undergraduate data science program is an extension of our liberal arts tradition. We challenge Saints morally to go beyond asking what and how to better understand why. We like to say that behind every smart decision is a data scientist. But behind every smart, ethical decision is a Saint.


Not only are the likes of Amazon, Facebook, Uber, and Verizon looking for data scientists, they know what skills they want—so we asked them directly to help us build our curriculum. That’s value.


It’s our job to equip you with the tools you need to do your best here. To that end, all incoming data science students receive a free Raspberry Pi—a small computer that helps students learn how to code.