August 29, 2016

Undergraduate students interested in data science have a unique opportunity to apply the skills learned in class to hands-on research projects led by UC Berkeley faculty.

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP) is the perfect way to get involved in Berkeley’s world-renowned research and develop more advanced skills. URAP is one of the signature programs of a Berkeley education. Students can also earn 1 unit of academic credit for every three hours of research work (limit of 4 units per term).

There are numerous projects currently open for applications on the URAP website from more than 300 mentors that require a data science approach. If you would like to get involved in a research project, you need to act soon. The deadline for project applications is Tuesday, August 30, at 8:00 a.m.

Of the many possibilities that use your data science skills, you might be interested in applying for projects like these:


Biology, Medicine, and Public Health:

Physical Sciences and Engineering:

Social Sciences and Policy:


Core Data Science:

BIDS Projects:

Detailed information about the program can be found on the URAP website, and if you have questions, you can email

We hope that you take advantage of these tremendous opportunities now and look out for more information ahead of the spring semester, when we plan to offer new services and opportunities to help our campus faculty and students make connections and foster new skills.

Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) and Berkeley Data Science Education Program (DSEP)