This 60-unit major blends core economics instruction with course work in data science, computer science and mathematics to train students to apply advanced data science techniques to the analysis and formulation of economic problems.
Students can apply to the EDS major during the spring semester of their sophomore year. Prerequisites include ECON 203g, ECON 205g, MATH 125g, MATH 126g and ITP 115, with a minimum grade of B in each and a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
Transfer students can apply spring of sophomore year or fall of junior year. The same prerequisites apply, except that for fall applicants ITP 115 would be a corequisite rather than a prerequisite and DSCI 250 would be added as a corequisite (to allow completion of the degree within four years).