University, College of the Holy Cross create collaborative program in data science
Observer Staff Report | Friday, March 29, 2019
Notre Dame, in partnership with the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, has created a new collaborative degree between Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science, the University announced in a press release Friday.
“Integrating online professional-graduate education with an undergraduate liberal arts experience is a new frontier,” Elliot Visconsi, associate provost and chief academic digital officer at the University, said. “Notre Dame is thrilled to partner with the College of the Holy Cross to explore innovative educational models, deepen our shared commitments and welcome superbly trained Holy Cross students into the Notre Dame family.”
The program will allow College of the Holy Cross undergraduate students to begin Notre Dame’s online data science courses, which are supported by AT&T, during their senior year. Following their graduation, students will continue in Notre Dame’s online Master’s program and receive their graduate degree the following spring from the University.
“This partnership helps Holy Cross to expand our curriculum in a high-demand field and connect our liberal arts model with professional graduate training, all while maintaining the deeply residential quality of the undergraduate experience,” Margaret Freije, provost and dean of the faculty at College of the Holy Cross, said. “We are delighted to collaborate with Notre Dame to support our students in achieving their post-graduate goals and to cultivate ‘three-dimensional’ data scientists.”