Division of Data Sciences

Enabling research, innovation and learning across UC Berkeley

Data-intensive research and innovation are powering conceptual and technological breakthroughs, enabling new modes of academic discovery, and offering new paths to addressing the world’s most urgent societal challenges. Berkeley’s deep strength in data science derives from its world-leading researchers, programs, and institutes across a diverse array of domains.

A key component of Berkeley’s rich data science ecosystem is the Division of Data Sciences, which offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that provides a foundation for Berkeley undergraduates of all majors to engage capably and critically with data. We invite you to explore our dynamic, diverse community through this website and our social media channels.


January 27, 2017

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The growing power and applicability of data science has helped to make the field a juggernaut in both industry and academia.  To help prepare students of many different interests for a data-rich world, Prof. David E. Culler, former Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, has been working with his colleagues there to build a new and broad data science education curriculum.

January 10, 2017

UC Berkeley’s Data Science education program reached new heights in 2016 and is poised for further growth in 2017. Approximately 500 students enrolled in the entry-level course, Foundations of Data Science, and hundreds more in connector courses spanning topics ranging from neuroscience to media studies. Below are highlights from a semester that helped establish a model for refining and extending the curriculum to a broader spectrum of students and adding advanced classes in coming semesters.