Get involved in the the emerging field of "big data" with the Bachelor of Science degree in data
science (BSDS) at the University of San Francisco. This challenging and interdisciplinary major provides rigorous academic training in mathematics and quantitative skills, programming, and problem solving for data-intensive
fields such as economics, biology, computer science, and many others.
The core courses in the BSDS major are in mathematics and computer
science, with 52 units distributed among these two departments; plus, one
each student chooses one of three concentrations:
- mathematical data science (12 units)
- computational data
science (12 units)
- economic data science (12 units)
for a total of 68 units.
This is a large major, but comparable with other science majors such as Chemistry and
Biology. As with those majors, this is intended for focused, well-prepared students who
are interested in spending the bulk of their college career developing skills within their
In addition to being career-ready upon graduation, students will be prepared for graduate training programs in analytics, financial engineering, computer science,
economics, and applied mathematics. The most successful students in this program will
have the option to enroll in a 4+1 program with USF's own Masters in Analytics, where
they can complete their professional training with further course work and an
industrial practicum working with
companies around the Bay Area on big data problems.
DATA SCIENCE IN THE NEWS
The Wall Street Journal highlights university programs that specialize in Big Data.
Big data and the role of women in the developing world.
USF interviewed as one of the universities meeting the high demand for data scientists.
USF Analytics students learn how "Moneyball" math can help Silicon Valley companies.
USF's MS in Analytics program is proud to have our students develop software and run analyses on Amazon Web Services. Each student gets his/her own server or servers to manage.