Data Science

Data Science

Faculty of Science

Data Science is a booming field that uses computing and statistical reasoning to generate valuable insights from data. It has emerged as a key competence for any organization, including both businesses and governments. 

Students in the Data Science program will master the statistical methods, computation skills, and data techniques that enable data scientists to extract knowledge from data. This new program is designed to address the emerging need for expertise in data science across nearly all industries.

In their studies, students will become familiar with the nature and needs of analyzing large and complex data through case studies in specific domains such as business, health, and digital media, and through a capstone experience that engages students in research with data in an industrial setting.

Each student chooses a stream, which is a field of study outside data science in which they take courses. Their capstone course will use data from that stream. The streams are:

  • Business (Schulich School of Business)
  • Health (School of Health Policy & Management)
  • Computational Arts (School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design)
  • Optimization (Applied Mathematics)
  • Computation (Applied Mathematics)

The Data Science program is designed to prepare students for meaningful employment in data science related positions, whether in private, public, or non-profit organizations. Students will not only master the hands-on skills necessary for initial employment but also become able, creative, curious, entrepreneurial thinkers who can thoughtfully contribute to a world of rapid technological change.


Program Details

Offered by

Faculty of Science

Offered at

  • Keele Campus

Degrees offered


Ways to study

Full-Time, Part-Time

Fall entry

Yes (first and upper year)

Winter entry

Yes (first and upper year)

Summer entry

Yes (first and upper year)


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