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.


April 11, 2018

Learn about exciting opportunities over summer with the Division of Data Sciences: 1) Data Science Pedagogy and Practice: A Short Summer Workshop 2) Graduate Student Introduction to Data Science Pedagogy 3) Human Contexts and Ethics (HCE) Workshop 4) Request Development Support for Data Science Modules 5) Proposals for Data Science Connector Courses (Fall or Spring)

April 9, 2018

Foundations of Data Science (STAT C8) will be available during the summer session! Foundations of Data Science, or Data 8, is Berkeley's innovative introduction to core concepts of programming and statistics. Get hands-on experience working with data while exploring real-world issues ranging from racial profiling to social networks to California water usage.

The course satisfies the L&S Quantitative Reasoning requirement and the statistics requirement in most majors that require statistics.

Session: Session C (June 18 - Aug 10)

Units: 4

Instructors: TDB