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DIRECTOR, NYU Center for Data Science
Professor Julia Kempe
DIRECTOR OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES
Professor Andrea Jones-Rooy
Data Science plays an increasingly important role in almost all fields. It incorporates principles from computer science, mathematics, and applied statistics, along with domain-specific knowledge. The College of Arts and Science (CAS) and NYU Center for Data Science offer a major and minor in Data Science. Curricula for the major and minor have been co-developed by CAS, the Center for Data Science, and the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.
The major will prepare students to apply existing data science technologies to problems in many liberal arts domains including the humanities, social sciences, and science. The Data Science major will combine selected topics from computer science, probability, and statistics. It will uniquely prepare students to consider ethical issues such as fairness, diversity, and the broader societal impacts of systems that leverage large, potentially intrusive data sets. Consequently, pursuing a degree in data science is distinct from pursuing a degree in computer science or statistics, though it does offer students a robust liberal arts foundation. The minor will allow students to learn foundational data science concepts to develop basic skills in processing and analyzing data, as in using data to answer important questions. Students will be able to apply those concepts to a range of domain specific issues that relate to their major course of study. The minor is suitable for students in all disciplines, and gives students from all backgrounds a robust introduction to the field.
Go to: Program of Study for the Major and Minor in Data Science
Go to: Course Offerings and Descriptions
Please write Professor Andrea Jones-Rooy (email@example.com) with any questions.