May 25, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Data Science

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The Data Science Major focuses on the analytical tools and critical thinking skills necessary to extract knowledge and insights from massive data sets, and to use these to solve such problems as adapting organizations to a world of big data, helping communities become more sustainable, and identifying threats in digital infrastructures. Students develop theoretical and practical knowledge to analyze data sets, present the data in a meaningful way, and facilitate actionable decisions. The program leverages the Bay Area’s culture of innovation and technical advancements to give students hands-on experience and the opportunity to learn from the industry leaders who visit campus, teach courses, and discuss career paths.

The Data Science minor cannot be taken with the Business Administration major if the student is concentrating in Business Analytics.


Ahmed Ahmadein, PhD, Assistant Professor
Noha Elfiky, PhD, Associate Professor
Rui GuoAssistant Professor
Linda Herkenhoff, PhD, Professor
Ameera Ibrahim, PhD, Associate Professor
Anh Nguyen, PhD, Associate Professor
Wenting Pan, PhD, Associate Professor, Business Analytics Department Chair
Navid SabbaghiAssociate Professor


Program Learning Goals

  • Develop in-depth understanding of data science tools and techniques; 

  • Extract insights from big data to solve problems in real-world contexts and communicate these solutions effectively; 

  • Demonstrate proficiency in programming languages and knowledge of software tools for analytics.



    Data Science - Lower DivisionData Science - Upper Division

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