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Technology, Artificial Intelligence, and Society

Bachelor of Arts

Professor Chelsea Wahl teaching social innovation class
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Why choose Nazareth for Technology, Artificial Intelligence, and Society?

  • While other colleges and universities teach coding and technology, Nazareth University's community-connected Institute for Technology, AI, and Society (ITAS) and this specialized degree apply an ethical lens that future business leaders, policy makers, and other professionals need. You'll be prepared to address the challenges, risks, and workforce needs that technology such as artificial intelligence brings.
  • Few institutions offer degree programs in the social and leadership aspects of artificial intelligence. Very few small colleges or universities offer any artificial intelligence programs.
  • From its founding, Nazareth has been committed to social justice, has continually evolved to address societal/community needs, and challenges students to be innovators and changemakers.
  • Nazareth receives national honors for immersing students in the work early and often, to be ready to meet workforce needs. Starting the first semester, Nazareth students have personal career coaches through the University's Center for Life's Work. An innovation-award-winning SPARK grant program helps cover costs for internships, research, and study abroad (including internships abroad). Extensive networks of alumni and other professionals are ready to provide experiential learning.
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Degree: Bachelor of Arts

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Flexibility: Add a minor or study abroad.

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Collaborate with peers studying ethical data science and AI in business.

Naz alum, John Drain

Alumni Spotlight

"Artificial intelligence touches our lives every day. Partnering this technology with professionals equipped to ask the complicated questions is crucial for businesses, governments, and citizens. The Nazareth Institute for Technology, Artificial Intelligence, and Society is a vital resource to prepare professionals who will proactively answer the difficult emerging questions while setting standards for the future."

— John Drain '83, chief financial officer, Hearst Television, Inc., and vice chair of Nazareth's board of trustees

Your Life's Work

Example careers
  • Policy maker
  • Technology journalist or lawyer
  • Compliance expert
  • Advocate in health care, education, business, non-profit, or finance
Internships/field experiences

Your Center for Life’s Work career coach will work with you to arrange an internship with a company, nonprofit, or government office, where you will apply the skills you’ve learned in the program and gain more skills and insights.

Nazareth has connections/partnerships with a range of relevant organizations, including:

  • TechRochester
  • Data and Society
  • Ethical Resolve
  • Public Interest Technology University Network


Unique to Nazareth, our SPARK Grant provides $1,500 for you to pursue internships, research, and study abroad, plus up to $2,500 in a tuition scholarship for summer SPARK-eligible experiences that earn credit.

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