Major

Declaring the Major

Based on changes to L&S and campus policy, courses completed at UC Berkeley with a grade of Pass in Spring 2020 will count toward Data Science major and minor requirements, including prerequisites to declare the major. Please see the L&S Spring 2020 P/NP policy updates for more information.

Requirements: Lower Division

Based on changes to L&S and campus policy, courses completed at UC Berkeley with a grade of Pass in Spring 2020 will count toward Data Science major and minor requirements, including prerequisites to declare the major. Please see the L&S Spring 2020 P/NP policy updates for more information.

Data Science Major

The Data Science Major and Minor programs come in response to intensifying student, faculty, business, and societal demand amid the exponential growth of data in virtually all aspects of life. This transformation is generating a substantial unmet need for graduates who are not only technically proficient in analyzing data but who also know how to responsibly collect and manage data, and use data to make decisions and discoveries, think critically, and communicate effectively.

Data Science Minor Available to Declare

February 5, 2020

UC Berkeley undergraduate students are now able to declare a Minor in Data Science!

The minor is a unique opportunity for Berkeley students across a variety of majors to engage with data science and gain practical knowledge of the methods, techniques, and applications as well as the ability to think critically about the construction and implications of data science.