Make sense of the mountain of data produced every day.
Today we’re inundated with information from sensors, digital images, streaming video, satellite and medical imagery, and more. In Data Science at Waterloo, you’ll learn to extract meaningful information from that tsunami of data and use it to predict future trends.
You’ll complement your core courses in statistics, mathematics, and computer science with a range of electives from many of Waterloo’s 100 subject areas. When you graduate, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to help governments and businesses make better decisions and smarter strategies.
When you graduate, you’ll be ready for a huge range of career options. Our grads are putting their skills to work in areas as diverse as medicine, business, advertising, entertainment, and public health.
Win prizes — and glory
Show off your data-taming skills, impress potential employers, and win prizes at Waterloo’s annual datathon.
Study in a high-tech hub
Waterloo Region is home to more than 1,000 technology companies, including Google, OpenText, Shopify, Thalmic Labs, and a host of startups.
About the program
Apply directly to this program on your application
Earn a Bachelor of Computer Science or Bachelor of Mathematics
1st faculty of mathematics in North America
Offered by the Faculty of Mathematics
Waterloo is an international leader in mathematics
How to apply
- Apply to Computer Science or Mathematics and choose Data Science as your major at the end of first year.
You may also choose advanced stream courses for algebra, calculus and computer science if you meet the requirements.
September to December
January to April
After first year
Customize your degree
By alternating school terms and paid co-op work terms throughout your degree, you can explore new career areas and types of employers as your career interests evolve.