• <a href="/live/image/gid/673/width/650/88477_Laptop_crop.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image88477"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/673/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88477_Laptop_crop.rev.1619804107.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/673/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88477_Laptop_crop.rev.1619804107.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/673/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88477_Laptop_crop.rev.1619804107.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/673/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88477_Laptop_crop.rev.1619804107.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/673/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88477_Laptop_crop.rev.1619804107.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/673/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88477_Laptop_crop.rev.1619804107.jpg" alt="Training in data science at Lewis & Clark will not merely make our graduates more employable ..." width="720" height="690" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/673/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88477_Laptop_crop.rev.1619804107.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/673/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88477_Laptop_crop.rev.1619804107.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2832" data-max-h="2832" 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>

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.

  • Lewis & Clark opened doors for me and helped me get a foothold in the Portland music scene.

    Coco Bender 2016
    Eugene, Oregon
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  • The way Assistant Professor Bill Cole teaches, by telling stories, is like no other instructor I’ve had. We constantly put information into different contexts, which provided many new and different perspectives.

    Jackie Chill BA ’18
    Chicago, Illinois
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  • My favorite class has been Network Security with Professor Jens Mache. This class challenged me, taught me about the intricacies of modern network systems, and allowed me to apply what I learned to real-world scenarios.

    Natalie Zoz BA ’23
    Lincoln, Nebraska
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