The Bachelor of Arts in Data Science at Rutgers provides students with a strong foundation in data literacy, statistical inference, data management, and information and data management principles. The program has two tracks, Statistics and Societal Impact, each with unique requirements. The Statistics track includes calculus, computer science, and advanced statistics courses. The Societal Impact track includes courses in regression methods, computing, IT and informatics, and courses that are built to equip students to take on the role of a data scientist. The program prepares students for a career in data science with a focus on statistical analysis, data management, and information and data management principles.

Students must complete the Foundational courses and choose from one of the BA degree options, along with completing the SAS CORE requirements.

There is no precedence order except for the normal prerequisites for the courses. Information is subject to change, please consult advisors.

Foundational Courses


BA - Statistics (Code: NB219TJ)


BA - Societal Impact (Code: NB219OJ)


Declaration of Major

Requirements: To declare the Data Science Major, students must successfully complete these three foundational courses: Data 101, Statistical Inference, and Data Management course.

To add the Data Science in MyMajor, please complete the forms according to your specific school affiliation. 
School of Arts and Sciences: 
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences: 
School of Engineering:
Rutgers Business School: