Data Science @ UC Riverside


Data science is the study of the collection, management, and analysis of data to extract knowledge. It is a multidisciplinary field with core components from Computer Science and Statistics and applications in a variety of empirical disciplines.


UCR offers a new Data Science Undergraduate Major in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and in the Department of Statistics.

The curriculum draws from both the Computer Science and Statistics disciplines and includes data-focused breadth courses in other disciplines including Biology, Business, Economics, Electrical Engineering, and Earth Sciences. 

Starting Fall 2022, UCR offers a Minor in Data Science .

We also offer a graduate online MS of Science in Engineering with focus in Data Science and a Master of Science in Business Analytics. An in-person MS in Computational Data Science is currently under design.


Nowadays, research groups in areas like biology, engineering, physics, material science, astronomy, business, economics, sociology, and political science (to name a few), generate gigabytes to exabytes of data. Data science researchers at UCR work to make sense of these data banks in novel ways by applying domain knowledge and finding statistically and computationally efficient solutions.


Data Science Seminar Highlights

The data science center holds weekly public seminars in the Multidisciplinary Research Building (MRB) Seminar Room on Fridays from 12:10-1:00PM. If you are interested in getting the seminar announcements, please email (use subject: Data Science Seminars).