Data Science (BS) Pre-Major Information & Sign-Up

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DS Pre-Major Advisor:

Mary Hall (she/her/hers)

Computer Science Advising and Outreach Specialist, DS Pre-Major Advisor

(360) 650-2300

Data Science Pre-Major

What advantages are there to declaring pre-major?

  • You will receive Data Science-specific advising—ensuring you are on track and taking the correct courses
  • It keeps you informed of Data Science-related Computer Science Department opportunities and events
  • Helps our department know how many course sections to offer
  • Offers improved access to pre-major classes in Phase I of registration
    • Data Science Pre-Major Courses: DATA 311, CSCI 241, and CSCI 301
  • It helps us connect with you and get to know you

What are the requirements for signing-up for the Data Science Pre-Major?

Sign up for the pre-major, when you have completed CSCI 141, by completing the form linked at the top of the page

We encourage you to give this major a try. Beginners with no programming background are welcome!

Priority deadline for applications to the Data Science Pre-Major will only be accepted during weeks 1-5 of fall, winter, and spring quarter. At the end of week 5 students will meet with the program advisor and be granted pre-major status in time for Phase I of registration.

Sign-ups submitted after week 5 will be processed at the end of the quarter.