Why Study Data Science?

The Data Science B.A., designed in collaboration with faculty from across the University, invests students with deep technical knowledge, expertise in how to apply that knowledge in a field of their choosing, and an understanding of the social and human contexts and ethical implications of how data are collected, analyzed and used. This combination positions graduates to help inform and develop solutions to a range of pressing challenges, from adapting industry to a new world of data, to amplifying learning in education, to helping communities recover from disaster.

Major Requirements

The Data Science B.A. degree is offered by the College of Letters & Science. Students must plan to meet all L&S College requirements in order to graduate, along with the major requirements:

Program Planning

Sample programs plans for the Data Science major are available in the Berkeley Academic Guide. However, everyone's plan will be different, so please consult with a Data Science Advisor for help creating the perfect plan for you!

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