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The new data science major is within the School of Computing and Information and pulls courses from four different departments — computer science, information science, math and statistics — giving students a strong foundation in programming and quantitative disciplines.

Pitt unveils new data science major

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer August 24, 2021
After four years of planning and fine-tuning, Pitt quietly released a list of course requirements for a new data science major over the summer, which students will be able to declare when the fall semester starts on Friday.
Eleanor Matten, the director of the Sara Fine Institute, leads the committee for the Year of Data and Society — the upcoming 2021-22 installment in the annual “Year Of” series hosted by the Office of the Provost.

‘The greater social good’: Preparations underway for the Year of Data and Society

By Grace Stringer, For The Pitt News June 25, 2021
Eleanor Mattern, the director of the School of Computing and Information’s Sara Fine Institute, leads the committee for the Year of Data and Society — the upcoming 2021-22 installment in the annual “Year Of” series hosted by the Office of the Provost.
Paul Cohen, the dean of Pitt’s School of Computing and Information, will step down from his position effective July 1.

SCI dean stepping down July 1

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor May 12, 2020
The dean of Pitt’s School of Computing and Information will step down from his role effective July 1, University officials said last week.
The 2019-20 academic year marked the first time SCI admitted first-year undergraduate students.

SCI reflects on first year of first-year students

By Katie Sottile, Staff Writer April 19, 2020
The 2019-20 academic year marked the first time SCI admitted first-year undergraduate students.
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