Welcome to Data Science at UC Berkeley!

Admission to Data Science major is handled by the UC Berkeley Admissions office. For questions related to eligibility or likelihood of admission, contact UC Berkeley Admissions.

We’re excited to tell you about our program and help you navigate the major. Please explore the events and resources on this page to learn more about Data Science at Cal!

Fall 2024 Prospective Students, please check back in March 2024 for updated events and schedules.

Information for Fall 2023 Admitted Students:

Welcome new bears! Data Science is classified as a high-demand major for new students admitted beginning in Fall 2023. Data Science has not historically been restricted; all students who meet the lower-division criteria have been allowed to declare.

First-Year Admits: Please view the official L&S high-demand major policy and our answers to some frequently asked questions.

Transfer Admits: If you were recently admitted for Fall 2023 and would like more information about Data Science at UC Berkeley, please check out the the Data Science Transfer Student landing page.  You can find more information about our program and how to get in touch with us.  Welcome to Cal!

Explore Data Science


Information about the Major

View the major requirements on our website and in the Berkeley Academic Guide

View 2-year and 4-year sample plans of study

Connect with a Data Science Peer Advisor


Data Science Opportunities

Explore academic enrichment opportunities to make the most of your time as a Data Science student

Check out Data Science classes (most lower-division, and some upper-division, are open to any major)


Information for Prospective Transfer Students

Get support in navigating the transfer process to UC Berkeley Data Science

Connect with a Data Science Transfer Mentor

2023 First-Year Admitted Students

We welcome all admitted students to join us at Cal Day although our information session will be targeted at first-year admits. Please check your MAP@Berkeley admissions portal for more information!

Meet a Data Science Advisor at Cal Day!

April 22, 2023

9am-4pm outside Evans Hall

Stop by the Data Science table near Evans Hall to talk to Data Science Major Advisors and Peer Advisors! We'll be available to answer all of your questions about classes and getting involved with Data Science at Cal.


Cal Day Data Science & Statistics Information Session

April 22, 2023

1-2pm at 155 Dwinelle Hall

Data Science and Statistics faculty and advisors will be joining together to share information about both academic programs at UC Berkeley, and answer student questions.

Cal Week Virtual Advising

April 27, 2023


New first-year admitted students are invited to join Data Science advisors online for virtual advising about the Data Science program. Check your MAP@Berkeley admissions portal for details and to find the link.

Golden Bear Welcome

Saturday, May 6, 2023

We welcome all admitted transfer students to join us at Golden Bear Welcome! Please check your MAP@Berkeley admissions portal for details.

Data Science Advisors and Transfer Mentors will be available to answer all of your questions about the Data Science program and transferring to Cal.