A Liberal Arts Degree for the Data Age

The B.S. in Data Science (BSDS) will educate students in the four domains of data science, as defined by the School of Data Science: value, design, analytics, and systems.

Domains of Data Science

Our Founding Principles — What Makes the BSDS Different

  • Unique opportunity to create a new STEM field
  • Students are partners in their educational experience
  • Collaboration and teamwork are essential skills
  • Faculty have a passion for teaching
  • Every student can succeed in this program
  • Creating career-ready students

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High School Student

Current high school students interested in pursuing a B.S. in Data Science at the University of Virginia should apply for first-year admission through the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Students then apply as internal transfer students to the major in the spring of their first year.

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First-Year UVA Student

First-year UVA students may apply to the B.S. in Data Science in their second semester, which is the spring of their first year. The two prerequisite courses, DS 1001: Foundations of Data Science and DS 1002: Programming for Data Science, must be completed or in progress at the time of application. Please refer to the Admissions page for more information about deadlines and the application process. 

Second-, Third-, or Fourth-Year UVA Student

Due to the three-year curriculum sequence, the B.S. in Data Science is not available to declare in a student's second-, third-, or fourth-year. Upper-level students interested in data science are invited to consider the undergraduate Minor in Data Science or one of our graduate programs.

Prospective Transfer Student

Students interested in transferring to the University of Virginia and learning about Data Science are invited to consider the undergraduate Minor in Data Science or one of our graduate programs. At this time, the undergraduate major does not admit transfer students. 

Counselor, Advisor, or Family Member of a Prospective Student

Counselors, advisors, and/or family members of current high school students should refer to the resources provided by the Office of Undergraduate Admission regarding first-year admission information. 

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