The Bachelor of Science in Data Science at Rutgers provides students with a foundation in data literacy, statistical inference, and data management. The program includes courses in calculus, linear algebra, and principles of information and data management. The program has two tracks: Computer Science and Economics. The Computer Science track includes courses in calculus and computer science, with a deep emphasis on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. The Economics track includes courses in microeconomics and macroeconomics, as well as other advanced economics courses. Overall, the program provides students with a comprehensive curriculum that prepares them for a career in data science with a focus on economics or computer science.

Students must complete the Foundational courses and choose from one of the BS 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

 UPDATES (as of December 2023)

  • The 01:960:291. Statistical Inference for Data Science requirement has been expanded to include any of the following: 01:960:212 Statistics II, OR 01:960:384 Intermediate Statistical Analysis (Formerly 960:380), OR 33:136:385 Statistical Methods in Business.
  • The 01:198:336 Principles of Information and Data Management requirement has been dropped for the Statistics, Economics, and Societal Impact tracks of the Data Science major but retained for the Computer Science track.


BS - Computer Science (Code: NB219SJ)


BS - Economics (Code: NB219EJ)


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.

School of Arts and Science (SAS) students can add the Data Science to MyMajor

Other Rutgers- New Brunswick Students (non-SAS students): For students in other schools, it is essential to complete the required forms corresponding to your school to include the Data Science major in your academic journey officially. Here are the links to the respective forms: