The B.S. in Data Science spans academic fields in computer science and mathematics such as machine learning and statistical inference, probability, linear algebra, computer programming, software engineering, data mining, high-performance computing, and cloud computing.

Many faculty members teaching in the Data Science program are internationally recognized researchers, working on topics such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, data mining, big data, bioinformatics, medical informatics, image processing, cybersecurity, cloud computing, data visualization, information integration, biomedical text mining, search engines, recommender systems, deep learning for ecological data, social media analysis, knowledge engineering, analyzing large datasets that usually involve statistical inference, and high-performance computing.

Undergraduates who graduate with their B.S. in Data Science can expect to find many jobs in this rapidly growing field. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists Data Science as one of the 20 fastest growing occupations in 2019-2029 with a 2019 mean pay of $100,560. PwC estimates that in 2020 there were 2.7 million job postings for data science and analytics roles; and New York-Newark-Jersey City as the top region seeking data scientists.