ChooseWhy Choose This Program?

Why Study Data Science at Goucher?

Data Science majors will graduate from Goucher prepared and competitive in their field, well grounded in a mathematical foundation, and with computational competence. Students will gain the ability to analyze robust datasets, an interdisciplinary perspective that has a human and ethical focus, and a perspective that a liberal arts college has the unique ability to provide.

LearnWhat Will You Learn?

What Will You Learn?

The newly created Data Science major is a deeply interdisciplinary program in which students can choose to specialize in data and mathematical sciences or another existing major such as economics (other tracks in the social sciences, sciences, and humanities are on the way). Students choosing to specialize in another existing major will apply data analysis, mathematical modeling, and computational techniques in courses like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to solve complex problems in that discipline.

DoWhat Will You Do?

What Will You Do?

Graduates will be qualified to work as a data analyst in a variety of disciplines, including medical fields. This major gives students discipline-focused training in data analytics and a broad liberal arts education, which benefits both graduates and potential employers.


Program Contacts
Thomas Narock, Ph.D. in Data Science, Associate Professor 

Full-Time & Half-Time Faculty

Aryana Arsham, Ph.D. in Statistics, Assistant Professor

Joseph Cutrone, Ph.D. in Mathematics, Visiting Assistant Professor

Thomas Kelliher, Ph.D. in Computer Science, Associate Professor

Phong Le, Ph.D. in Mathematics, Associate Professor

Thomas Narock, Ph.D. in Data Science, Associate Professor 

Jill Zimmerman, Ph.D. in Computer Science, Professor

Study Abroad

Goucher College Data Science majors use study abroad as an integral component of their studies. Some choose to pursue semester long programs that afford them the opportunity for fieldwork and research on topics of their interest. Others choose to participate in Goucher College Intensive Course Abroad (ICA) courses, sometimes in addition to semester long study. Many students work with research and ideas generated by their study abroad in subsequent study in Baltimore, in internships, and in their Capstone projects. Regardless of the type of program, students gain a global perspective that enhances their course of study.

Office of Global Education

Opportunities & Internships


Internships help students explore possibilities, apply classroom learning, and gain experience. Explore internships and credit options.

Student Employment

Student employment connects students to both on and off-campus opportunities. The Career Education Office provides resources and support to students with or without Federal Work Study to find jobs, submit applications, and learn more about the job search process. Students have access to Handshake — a website for job postings, events, resumes/cover letters, and career management.

Major & Career Exploration

Exploring career options, choosing a major, and making career decisions is a multi-step process in which all students are encouraged to engage early and often. Goucher students have a variety of resources available through the Majors and Career page to assist them in this process.

Job Search

A Goucher education prepares students for today’s job market and beyond. Students can explore job opportunities and access job search resources through the CEO Job Search page.

Graduate & Professional School

Students access resources for searching and applying to graduate and professional school through the CEO Graduate and Professional School page, through faculty and staff members, or utilizing their own resources, network and tools.

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School 4+1 BA/MS Program

Goucher College and Johns Hopkins Carey Business School are offering Goucher students a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree program. This 4+1 program combines a bachelor’s degree from Goucher with a master of science degree from Johns Hopkins in business analytics and risk management, information systems, health care management, finance, or marketing. Students can apply during their junior year. GRE or GMAT tests have been waived but applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 or better and have passed some quantitative reasoning courses with a grade of B or better.