Be The Solution

…Be Data Driven….

“We are living in the midst of a social, economic, and technological revolution.  How we communicate, socialize, spend leisure time, and conduct business has moved onto the internet.  The Internet has in turn moved into our phones, into devices spreading around our homes and cities, and into the factories that power the industrial economy.  The resulting explosion of data and discovery is changing our world.” –   PCAST, opening statement to President Obama – Big Data, Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Values, May 2014

“I know what I want to do with my career now. I want to use data science to solve social problems.”  - Jessica Liu ’16


Undergraduate Education in Data Science

BSOS is preparing students for data-intensive careers in academia, government, international relations, public policy, non-profit and for-profit sectors.

Plan to “Be the Solution” to the world’s greatest problems? You will likely utilize big data to make informed decisions!

Undergraduate students can find courses and programs that help build data science expertise throughout the college.

Department of Economics

Department of Government and Politics (including International Relations)

Department of Psychology

Department of Geographical Sciences

START – National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism

Center for Geospatial Information Science (GIS Center)

Sample of undergraduate courses in BSOS that include data science training. Some courses have prerequisites.



Terrorist Financing and the Methods Deployed to Counter Terrorist Financing


Geospatial Intelligence Analysis for Terrorism Studies


Social Network Analysis for Terrorism Studies


Econometrics I


Econometrics II


Computer Methods in Economics

GEOG 472

Remote Sensing: Digital Processing & Analysis

GEOG 475

Computer Cartography


Introduction to Computer Programming for GIS


Big Data Analytics with Python (1 cr)


GIS & Hadoop (1 cr)


Web GIS (2 cr)


Scope and Methods for Political Science Research


Introduction to Geographic Information Systems for Social Science Research


Fundamentals of Survey & Data Science

*Undergraduate students may request permission to enroll in this graduate course.