CDSS Student Resources and Information

Established July 1, 2023, the College of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS) is the first new college at Berkeley in over 50 years. The College was created to meet the demands and opportunities at a time when data touches nearly every aspect of our lives. Innovations in computing and statistics are converging to create unprecedented opportunities to use data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to tackle pressing societal challenges from human health to climate change. 

CDSS offers outstanding undergraduate programs in Computer Science, Data Science, and Statistics. Over 1,500 students graduated with a degree in these majors in Spring 2023, and one in four held a second major in another discipline. CDSS undergraduates study with faculty from a wide range of fields, where they gain the knowledge, skills, and experiences needed to succeed in today’s datafied world, interact with data ethically, and masterfully engage as informed leaders.

Berkeley offers a variety of opportunities for graduate students, including Master’s and PhD programs in computer science and statistics and programs with interdisciplinary designated emphases in data science. 

FAQs: Undergraduate Students in Computer Science, Data Science, and Statistics

Learn more about college requirements, majors, degree programs, class availability, and more. Please note this FAQ section will be updated as new information becomes available.

Have additional questions? Please email cdss-undergrad@berkeley.edu.

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Advising Resources

Receive support during your CDSS academic journey by connecting with an advisor at one of our programs.

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Student Opportunities

Are you a student looking for research programs, internships, workshops, and other student-focused opportunities? Learn about the array of academic enrichment programs available at CDSS.

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Justice (DEIBJ)

CDSS is committed to making data science and computing inviting, engaging, and respectful for people of diverse identities, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

Undergraduate Degree Requirements

As the undergraduate major programs (computer science, data science, and statistics) transition from the College of Letters and Science (L&S) to the College of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS), students graduating in academic year 2023-2024 must continue to meet the L&S requirements, including the breadth and essential skills requirements. 

Beginning in Summer 2024, students who were admitted to Berkeley prior to Fall 2024 have the option of completing their CDSS degrees by meeting the L&S requirements or the CDSS requirements. 

Students admitted to Berkeley in Fall 2024 and later will need to meet the CDSS requirements.

CDSS requirements are expected to be published in Spring 2024.

Forms & Petitions

Until further notice, the College of Letters & Science will continue to oversee the approval and submission of all forms and petitions. Visit their site for forms, petitions, and instructions.

Graduate Education

Explore master’s and PhD programs in computer science and statistics, including programs with interdisciplinary designated emphases in data science.