Information for Prospective Transfer Students

Welcome to Data Science at Berkeley! We’re excited to tell you about our program and help you navigate the major.  If you aren’t able to find the answer to your question here, please don’t hesitate to email us at

Please note, admissions to the College of Letters & Science is handled by the UC Berkeley Admissions office.  For questions related to eligibility or likelihood of admission, contact UC Berkeley Admissions

Who majors in Data Science? 

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. We encourage you to explore the upper division curriculum, including our unique Domain Emphasis requirement, to get a sense if this is the right major for you.

Berkeley's Data Science Major

Berkeley's New Data Science Major!