Equipped to Thrive in Burgeoning Field 

The data scientist uses data to describe real-world phenomena and Stonehill’s data science program provides graduates with the knowledge and tools needed to thrive in this burgeoning field. 

The data scientist is indeed a hybrid: part statistician, part mathematician and part computer scientist. Consequently, at Stonehill, the data science major is truly interdisciplinary, offered through the Computer Science Department and Mathematics Department

With courses such as machine learning, artificial intelligence and advanced statistics, Stonehill’s Data Science program is designed to ensure graduates have the knowledge and experiences needed to thrive in this burgeoning field.

Heiko todt, co-director of Data Science Program

Growing Field Leads to Increased Career Opportunities

A recent article in Forbes Magazine predicts that the “annual demand for the fast-growing new roles of data scientist, data developer and data engineer will reach nearly 700,000 openings by 2020.” As a result, students in the data science major will be competitive for a growing number of internships and employment opportunities.

Recent Accolades

Organizations involved in assessing U.S. colleges and universities continually cite Stonehill as being among the best in the nation when it comes to value, outcomes and a commitment to making the world a better place. See full list of accolades.

Sample Courses

Bayesian Statistics

An introduction to the theory and methods of Bayesian Statistics. Bayes’ Theorem, prior and posterior probability distributions, Bayesian regression, Markov Chain and Monte Carlo methods.

Data Visualization

An introduction to data visualization theory and techniques used for creating visual representations of large data sets. 

Machine Learning

The algorithms that enable computers to learn from experience. Supervised and unsupervised learning. Learning from Networks. Machine learning from big data.

Partnerships & Special Programs

Stonehill College has developed academic affiliations with colleges and universities that enable our students to augment the degree they earn at Stonehill with graduate and undergraduate degrees that further enhance their opportunities.

Earn Two Degrees in 5 Years

The Skyhawk Accelerated Dual Degree allows Stonehill students to earn a bachelor's degree and master's degree from Stonehill College in five years. Eligible students receive early and expedited admission to their graduate program of interest and can begin working toward a master's degree in education, data analytics or marketing during their senior year.

Contact Information

Hassan M. Bajwa

Hassan M. Bajwa

Professor of Engineering/Director/Chair, Computer Science, Data Science Program Co-Director
College Center 110D
Computer Science
Heiko Todt

Heiko Todt

Professor of Mathematics, Mathematics Department Chair, Data Science Program Co-Director, Actuarial Mathematics Program Director