What will I learn?

Data science is the new language of the 21st century and has become a cornerstone of a liberal arts education. Data science skills are also increasingly a requirement for students entering the workforce, government, or research after graduation. As more and more academic disciplines, industries, and media outlets rely on data-driven decision making, research, and evidence, being a sophisticated consumer of data and visualizations, as well as being empowered to analyze and generate discoveries, is naturally becoming a prerequisite for being a global citizen, scientist, and leader.

The undergraduate major in data science is designed to develop students’ broad knowledge in emerging theories and methods of computational statistics in academic fields within the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Students who complete the major in data science will be exposed to diverse ways of knowing, research and critical thinking skills, and communication and inference techniques to make them both ethically and scientifically responsible stewards of data, as well as, of course, rigorous scientists.

While students will necessarily gain skills in programming due to the computational nature of the field, this major is not centered on professional or vocational training. Instead, the skill-building in computational applications and database management that takes place within our data science courses and curriculum unfolds within a broader context of scientific and theoretical frameworks for understanding and pursuing deeper objectives, novel knowledge generation, and robust discovery.

To develop an even stronger link between data science and the liberal arts tradition, all students who major in data science must also minor in another liberal arts discipline (other than computer science).

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Science

Study options

Full Time (128 points)

Tuition fees
US$54,880.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 September 2022


College of Arts and Science

100 Washington Square East,

Silver Center for Arts & Science, Room 910,

New York,

10003, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Minimum high school cumulative grade point average of 85% or higher Minimum college cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher Biology and Chemistry courses successfully completed with a grade of B or better, within a 10-year period before the student’s matriculation at NYU College of Dentistry ECE course-by-course evaluation for both high school and college transcript

For international students

Graduated with a GED or high school diploma equivalency test and have not enrolled in a degree-seeking program.

Don’t have minimum score requirements, but competitive applicants will receive:

100 and above on the TOEFL iBT

125 and above on the Duolingo English Test

7.5 and above on the IELTS Academic

70 and above on the PTE Academic

191 and above on the Cambridge English Scale

4.5 and above on the iTEP

Application deadline: Early Decision I - November 1; Early Decision II: January 1; Regular Decision - January 5

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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