Data Science

Data Science

Data Science lies at the intersection of computer science, mathematics, and statistics. A student pursuing a major in Data Science will develop a strong foundation in all three areas and complete coursework that emphasizes the integration of the three.


Update: August 1, 2023

In May 2023, the Academic Council approved a regular major in Data Science, which replaces the previous structured individual major. Starting in the academic year 2023-2024, students who declare Data Science will follow the revised requirements for the new, regular major. The changes reflect what we learned from the experiment of offering the individual major for several years, and the Data Science faculty are excited to offer this improved sequence. The differences between the old and new major requirements can be found in this document

The content on this website needs to be updated to reflect the new major requirements. Please ignore the subpages for now. You might find it helpful to look at this handout from the 2023 Academic Fair, this guide to choosing a first statistics course, and this guide to choosing computer science courses. If you have questions, please connect with your advisor.

Prospective data science majors who have not previously spoken to an advisor are assigned to advisors by students' last names. Students who have already spoken to a data science advisor should continue to work with that advisor and do not need to switch or reach out to another advisor. These are the updated last name cutoffs for fall 2023.
If you have any questions, please start a conversation with your assigned advisor. We look forward to hearing from you!