- <a href="/live/image/gid/673/width/650/87907_Data_Science_crop.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image87907"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/673/width/720/height/690/crop/1/87907_Data_Science_crop.rev.1617408685.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/673/width/720/height/690/crop/1/87907_Data_Science_crop.rev.1617408685.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/673/width/720/height/690/crop/1/87907_Data_Science_crop.rev.1617408685.jpg" alt="Training in data science at Lewis & Clark will not merely make our graduates more employable ..." width="720" height="690" data-max-w="665" data-max-h="665" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"> Training in data science at Lewis & Clark will not merely make our graduates more employable in the short term but also cultivate them as lifelong interdisciplinary learners, capable of tackling wicked problems and exploring for the global good.</div>
Learn to harness data and understand its societal consequences.
Training in data science at Lewis & Clark will not merely make you more employable, but also cultivate lifelong interdisciplinary learning. With a data science minor, you will be capable of tackling wicked problems and working for the global good. The field of data science is dedicated to quantitative problem solving, and our coursework will teach you best practices in data collection, management, measurement, visualization, analysis, and inference. You will not only learn to harness data, but also understand its societal consequences. Because data science focuses on quantitative analysis in application—for example, in the domains of politics, economics, health, or technology—it requires substantial critical thinking in conjunction with sufficient understanding of context. We will make sure you know how to get the numbers and how to understand what they mean.
Through strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, data science engages individuals in computing, statistics, interpretation, and communication. The new minor will reflect the strength of a liberal arts curriculum above all else, thanks to the diligence and passion of faculty members across the college.