We are excited to welcome you to the Data Science Program – the first interdisciplinary major at the University of Arkansas. We have designed an online orientation to teach you about Data Science, the classes you will take this fall, and resources to prepare you for your virtual one-on-one advising appointment and the start of your first semester.

Parents and supporters, we encourage you to watch the orientation videos and read through the Student Guidebook with your student. We have a Parent Guidebook that will share ways and resources to support your student during orientation and in the fall. While your student has selected an interdisciplinary major, they are able to take advantage of resources in all three colleges. The College of Engineering Academic Coach has prepared a video just for parents and family.

Our orientation videos, guidebooks, FAQs and website will help answer many of your questions. You will have the opportunity to ask questions during your advising appointment – be sure to keep a list of questions. If you still need assistance, send us an email from your UARK account to datasci@uark.edu. Include your student ID number along with your questions or concerns.

To get started,

  1. View the welcome message from Data Science Program Director Dr. Manuel Rossetti!
  2. Make sure you have read through information and FAQs for Advising & Registration.
  3. Prepare for your one-on-one advising appointment by watching our orientation videos and completing the Pre-Advising Form.

Now you are ready for advising and registration.

PLEASE NOTE: A laptop will be required in order to complete the Data Science Program.

Continue to check your UARK email daily and please continue to check the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update site for the latest campus updates.

Needing to change your major? View how to change your major in the Orientation Virtual Advising FAQ.