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.

Declaring The Major

Visit our declaring the major page to learn more about eligibility and prerequisites to declare, as well as the application process and timeline. Learn more.

Information for Prospective Transfer Students

Our students come from all sorts of backgrounds and interests, with very diverse career pursuits.  Some of our students are in research, others spend their summers in internships. The Data Science major is very flexible and allows students to create a curriculum that best fits their educational goals. See more for prospective transfers students here.

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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