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Minor in Data Science

Alvernia's Data Science Minor focuses on extracting, analyzing, and visualizing valuable knowledge and insights from real data, such as financial, economic, social, geographical, health, and biomedical data. Data science uses advanced techniques and theories from many fields. This minor also provides related courses, including data mining, machine learning, and big data. 


A Data Science Minor provides opportunities and guided experiences through which the student will be introduced to the knowledge and skills essential to pursue careers in industrial, governmental, and professional fields, and attend graduate school in various areas of computer science.

Career Outlook

The power of technology in today's world has opened the door to unlimited career opportunities across every industry. Alvernia's Data Science Minor provides the specialized skill set and expertise that students will need to stay on the leading edge of this continually evolving field and succeed in tomorrow's workforce.


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in cybersecurity occupations is growing at a faster pace than other career paths, with jobs projected to increase 15% by 2029.



Data Science Minor Program Details


To earn a Minor in Data Science, students must successfully complete a minimum of 21 semester credits.


Required Courses

  • CS 110 Introduction to Computer Science
  • CS 115 Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
  • CS 220 Computer Organization & Assembly Language
  • CS 300 Data Analytics
  • CS 345 E-Commerce
  • CS 400 Database Systems
  • CS 415 Data Mining and Machine Learning
Experiential Learning

Through internships, students have opportunities to apply theories and knowledge learned in the classroom in a variety of professional settings. In addition to providing exposure to the activities and expectations of a real-world workplace, internship experiences help students develop their network of professional contacts. 


To determine the cost of this program, please visit our Tuition page.  For a personalized estimate, please contact an admissions counselor at 610-790-8269 or at

Financial Aid

Alvernia offers loans, grants, scholarships, and payment plans. Our admissions counselors can help you identify the aid that is available to you and for your program. For more information, visit our Financial Aid page.


All programs offered by Alvernia University are approved by the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.


Learn More

To find out more information about Alvernia’s Minor in Data Science, contact the Admissions Office at 1-888-ALVERNIA or 610-796-8269 or, or reach out directly to:

Dr. Matthew Prudente

Interim Mathematics and Computer Science Chair

Bernardine Hall 1206D



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