Student Engagement

Add data science to your education!

Data and data science are increasingly found in most academic disciplines. Partly for that reason, there is no undergraduate concentration in data science at Brown—but there are many ways to engage intellectually with data science, no matter what your concentration or graduate course of study may be. Undergraduates and graduate students at all levels can be involved with DSI.

Find out more below! 

  • Take a data science course. You can find courses that involve data by using that as a keyword in Courses @ Brown. Some of the basic introductory courses in data analysis and data science include:
    • DATA 0200: Data Fluency
    • DATA 0080: Data, Ethics and Society
    • CSCI 0100: Data Fluency for All
    • CSCI 0111: Computing Foundations: Data
    • BIOL 0495: Statistical Analysis of Biological Data
    • CLPS 0900: Statistical Methods
    • CSCI 0535: Linear Algebra for Machine Learning
  • Declare the Data Fluency Certificate
  • Become a Data Science Fellow
  • Consider a fifth-year Master’s Degree in Data Science
  • Join the Data Science DUG (details coming soon, contact us for more information)
  • Be a teaching assistant for a DSI course: search student job listings on Workday, or contact us for current openings. Most positions require some programming or math background.

Contact us for more information on any of the above. 

  • Take a data science course: the data science master's degree courses are open to all, and there are data science courses in many other departments.  
  • Explore data science in depth: Brown Ph.D. students can earn a doctoral certificate or a Sc.M. degree through the Open Graduate program.
  • Be a teaching assistant for a DATA course: Find available openings for hourly TA positions in the Student Jobs listings in Workday. We occasionally hire Ph.D. students as well. Contact us to ask about available openings.  
  • Lead a domain-specific or technique-specific workshop related to data science.
  • Join a data science reading group, or create one yourself; DSI can host and advertise your group. 

Contact us with any questions you may have!