This program provides students with a background in computer science, mathematics, and information systems necessary for a further study of data science at the Bachelor’s degree level. Data Scientists utilize computer programming and scripting, database management, data analysis, statistical interpretation, data preparation and cleaning, and quantitative analysis to solve problems as a business or data mining analyst, data or machine learning engineer, and managers in the field of data science.

Program Overview


Program Requirements:

Associate of Sciences


No. of Credits: 60



Chris Jones







Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Harford's small, student-centered, and flexible learning class options are the ideal learning environment for your general studies pursuit.

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What kind of courses can I expect to take?

Develop a strong background in the multidisciplinary Data Science program through required courses and electives like these at Harford:

Computer Science I+II

Fundamentals of Programing

Data Visualization

Introductory Statistics


Introduction to Data Science


What can I do when I complete this program?

With a degree in Data Science from Harford, doors are open to transfer to a four-year institution. Career options are plentiful in fields like business and banking, professional sports, bioinformatics, and healthcare.

Top Transfer Destinations

  • UMGC
  • Loyola College
  • University of Maryland College Park

Potential Careers

  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Data Mining Analyst
  • Data Engineer
  • Database Architect
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Statistician

Use the Career Insight Tool to see what opportunities are available for you.




Who teaches this program?

At Harford, our award-winning full-time and adjunct faculty bring a wealth of industry and classroom experience to professionally mentor and guide you through your program.

How do I get started?

You've taken your first step into a larger world of possibility for yourself and your future. Now is the time! Reach out and apply, request more information, or visit our campus.