Meeting Schedule

The Data Science Degree Programs Governance Committee meets monthly during the academic year. The committee does not meet during Summer. Any requests for consideration should be submitted to the Director of Advising, Laura Imai (lauraimai@berkeley.edu and will be reviewed at the next scheduled meeting.

Proposal Guidelines

Submitting a Course for Review for the Major

  • Determine which requirement your course may be most appropriate to satisfy: 
  • Evaluate whether the availability and the accessibility of the course make it appropriate to count for a Data Science major requirement. 
  • Email a copy of the course syllabus to Laura Imai (lauraimai@berkeley.edu). The syllabus will be forwarded to the relevant subcommittee for review, and if appropriate, forwarded to the full Governance Committee.

Submitting a Course for Review for the Minor

  • To be approved as an elective for the Data Science minor, a course must meet at least one of the following criteria:

    • Course has a significant computational component, such as problem sets or labs in a programming or statistical language
    • Course applies data science within a specific subject domain (may overlap with Data 8 or Data 100 concepts in domain-specific applications)
    • Course has significant technical content or other substantive value that DIRECTLY RELATES to the practice of Data Science
  • Evaluate whether the availability and the accessibility of the course make it appropriate to count as a Data Science minor elective. 
  • Email a copy of the course syllabus to Laura Imai (lauraimai@berkeley.edu). The syllabus will be forwarded to the minor subcommittee for review, and if appropriate, forwarded to the full Governance Committee.

Guidelines for Creating a Domain Emphasis in the Data Science BA(link is external)

Contact

For questions or assistance with proposals, please contact the Director of Advising for Data Science Undergraduate Studies, Laura Imai (lauraimai@berkeley.edu).