Bachelor of Science Degree in Data Science
UC Irvine launched its new Bachelor of Science degree in Data Science in Fall 2015, making UCI the only campus in the UC system to offer an undergraduate major in Data Science.
The new interdisciplinary Data Science major focuses on the science of data analysis by training undergraduates at the interface of statistics and computer science. The program teaches students how to utilize their knowledge of statistical and computing principles to analyze and solve real-world data analysis problems.
“UC Irvine is uniquely positioned to be a leader in data science education, because it is one of the very few universities in the United States where statistics and computer science are both organizationally and physically together, allowing faculty to continue their close collaboration.”
– Jessica Utts, Chair of the ICS Department of Statistics.
The Data Science program will be housed in ICS Department of Statistics, making it the department’s first undergraduate major.