SOUTH BEND - The University of Notre Dame and the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts have partnered to launch a Bachelor of Arts/Master of Science degree collaboration. The program allows Holy Cross undergraduates to begin Notre Dame’s online M.S. in data science during their senior year.

After graduation from Holy Cross, participating students can continue in Notre Dame’s online master's program and would earn their graduate degree the following spring. 

Representatives say the institutions have a "shared commitment to liberal education in the Catholic intellectual tradition"  and hope the partnership will further the success of the next generation of data scientists.

“Integrating online professional-graduate education with an undergraduate liberal arts experience is a new frontier,” Elliott Visconsi, associate provost and chief academic digital officer at Notre Dame said in a news release. “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.”