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The aim of this degree is to provide students with technical skills and knowledge for rigorously investigating physical and social phenomena.

The BS is a transformative approach that integrates science at George Mason University based on the combination of real-world computer science skills, data acquisition and analysis, scientific modeling, applied mathematics, and simulation. As an interdisciplinary STEM-designated program, this degree addresses the current central role of computation in the areas of "big data," modeling, and simulation.


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Program Highlights

  • This program's approach is highly interdisciplinary and will lead to understanding, interpretation, and prediction of phenomena that traditional theory or experiment cannot provide alone.
  • Graduates of the program will possess the computational, scientific, and mathematical skills necessary for participating effectively as members of the scientific simulation and data analysis groups that are of increasing importance in the federal and public sectors, and in high technology firms.
  • Graduates of the program will be well prepared to pursue graduate studies.

Course Catalog

Review admission and course requirements for this degree:

Career Paths

People with this degree have found employment opportunities across the public and private sectors, including organizations like:

  • Raytheon
  • CapitalOne
  • XMode

Research Opportunities

Unique research experiences abound for our students. Thanks to our close proximity to Washington, D.C., our data scientists have opportunities to analyze statistics for the Washington Nationals, Redskins, and Wizards. If sports aren't your thing, students can plug into the area's fast-growing tech talent pipeline.

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As a Computational and Data Science major you may also be interested in these minors offered by the College of Science:

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