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Major in Data Science

Data Science is a rapidly growing field providing students with exciting career paths, and opportunities for advanced study. The Data Science major gives students a foundation in those aspects of computer science, statistics, and mathematics that are relevant for analyzing and manipulating voluminous and/or complex data. Students majoring in Data Science will learn computer programming, data analysis and database systems, and will learn to think critically about the process of understanding data. Students will also take a capstone experience course that aims to synthesize the skills and knowledge learned in the various disciplines that encompass data science. The Data Science major is a rigorous program that covers the practical use of Data Science methods as well as the theoretical properties underpinning the performance of the methods and algorithms.

The Data Science major is open to students in the Colleges of LSA and Engineering. This document is intended for students pursuing the Data Science major in LSA. Students in the College of Engineering who are interested in Data Science should visit Undergraduate Program in Data Science site.