B.S. in Data Science

Data Science at UC Irvine

The new undergraduate Data Science major has a dual emphasis on the principles of both statistics and computer science, with foundational training in statistical and mathematical aspects of data analysis, as well as in the broad principles of computer science (including algorithms, data structures, data management and machine learning). The program teaches students how to utilize their knowledge of statistical and computing principles to analyze and solve real-world data analysis problems. The major is suitable for students interested in either a career in industry or who wish to pursue more specialized graduate study.

As the only undergraduate Data Science degree in the UC system, the major will prepare students for a career in data analysis, combining foundational statistical concepts with computational principles from computer science. In the first two years of the program, students will take core courses in both the Statistics and Computer Science Departments, providing a strong foundation in the principles of each field. In the third and fourth years of the program, students will take more specialized courses on topics such as design of algorithms, machine learning, information visualization and Bayesian statistics. A major component of this degree is the final year capstone project course, which is a two-quarter course that teaches students how to apply statistical and computational principles to solve large-scale, real-world data analysis problems.

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