Enrolling in Classes

Enrolling in Classes

Major Restricted Courses

Data Science majors are able to directly enroll in courses that are restricted to students declared within the DS25 major during their 1st or 2nd pass. If a student has met an alternative prerequisite for a restricted course, they should submit a course pre-authorization request through the EASy system as soon as the Schedule of Classes becomes available to students. This will allow the department to add the required prerequisites codes that will enable them to directly enroll in the course during their first pass. Students outside of the DS25 major, which includes DS25 minors, must submit a course pre-authorization request through the EASy system if they wish to enroll in a restricted course. We are adjusting our enrollment process and timeline for major restricted courses. 

  • As a reminder, Data Science minors will no longer receive any enrollment priority beginning with Winter quarter enrollment.
  • We will begin approving eligible EASy requests from non-majors according to the timeline below.
  • We will approve EASy requests for courses that have seats available OR courses that have a waitlist. That means that you may receive approval of your EASy request, but only be able to waitlist the course.

If there are multiple sections of a course offered, all students are expected to identify their desired section within the Justification section of the form. 

Note: Prerequisites are strictly enforced, but some students may have met the prerequisite through an alternate course (ex: CSE 190 in place of DSC 40A). In these cases, a pre-authorization request must be submitted to override the prerequisite restriction codes in WebReg.

Submit a Course Pre-authorization Request- EASy

Support for Planning Your Courses

If you have additional questions, or are in need of individual advisement based on your specific situation, be sure to reach out to the Undergraduate Advisor and/or schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Don’t wait until the week of your enrollment time- advising appointments fill quickly! 

DSC Course Enrollment Policy

WI21 Enrollment Timeline for DS25 Major Restricted Courses:

Data Science Majors ONLYNovember 16th through November 29th
Non-Data Science Majors (Lower Division)EASy Request Review Will Begin Monday, November 30th
Non- Data Science Majors (Upper Division)EASy Request Review Will Begin Tuesday, December 1st

The Data Science Department has a strict NO LATE ADD policy. DSC courses cannot be added after Week 2. Please plan accordingly.

DSC 10 will follow a standard enrollment process. This is not a major restricted course, meaning that Data Science majors will not receive priority to enroll. Any student may begin enrolling in the course at the start of their first pass of enrollment.  

  • Major restricted Course
  • Majors: directly enroll in the course during your first or second pass
  • Students outside of the program: Submit a course pre-authorization request through the EASy system. The department will approve requests in the order received beginning Week One, if space permits. 
  • Major Restricted Course
  • Majors: Directly enroll in the course during your first or second pass
  • Students outside of the program: Submit a course pre-authorization request through the EASy system. The department will approve EASy requests from non-majors in accordance with our enrollment timeline.
  • Major Restricted Course
  • Majors: Directly enroll in the course during your first or second pass
  • Students outside of the program: Submit a course pre-authorization request through the EASy system. The department will approve EASy requests from non-majors in accordance with our enrollment timeline.
  • Major Restricted Course
  • Majors: Directly enroll in the course during your first or second pass
  • Students outside of the program: Submit a course pre-authorization request through the EASy system. The department will approve EASy requests from non-majors in accordance with our enrollment timeline.
  • Major Restricted Course
  • Majors: Directly enroll in the course during your first or second pass
  • Students outside of the program: Submit a course pre-authorization request through the EASy system. The department will approve EASy requests from non-majors in accordance with our enrollment timeline
  • Major Restricted Course
  • Students outside of the program: Submit a course pre-authorization request through the EASy system. The department will approve EASy requests from non-majors in accordance with our enrollment timeline.
  • Majors: Directly enroll in the course during your first or second pass
  • Major Restricted Course
  • Majors: Directly enroll in the course during your first or second pass
  • Students outside of the program: Submit a course pre-authorization request through the EASy system. The department will approve EASy requests from non-majors in accordance with our enrollment timeline.
  • Major Restricted Course
  • Majors: Directly enroll in the course during your first or second pass
  • Students outside of the program: Submit a course pre-authorization request through the EASy system. The department will approve EASy requests from non-majors in accordance with our enrollment timeline.
  • Major Restricted Course
  • Majors: Directly enroll in the course during your first or second pass
  • Students outside of the program: Submit a course pre-authorization request through the EASy system. The department will approve EASy requests from non-majors in accordance with our enrollment timeline.
  • Major Restricted Course
  • Majors: Directly enroll in the course during your first or second pass
  • Students outside of the program: Submit a course pre-authorization request through the EASy system. The department will approve EASy requests from non-majors in accordance with our enrollment timeline.
  • Major Restricted Course
  • Majors: Directly enroll in the course during your first or second pass
    • NOTE: 50 of the available 150 seats will be reserved for students in the DSC 180B Capstone who have indicated that they are graduating in the Winter 2021 quarter. Such students MUST contact the Data Science department if they did not indicate this plan on the DSC 140A/CSE 150A Completion Plan Form (which was due November 6th). 
  • Students outside of the program: Submit a course pre-authorization request through the EASy system. The department will approve EASy requests from non-majors in accordance with our enrollment timeline.
  • Enrollment will be set to “0.”
  • Students who were enrolled in DSC 180A in the Fall quarter will receive preauthorization ONLY for the discussion section in DSC 180B that is associated with their DSC 180A discussion section. Please note that the discussion section numbers have changed for the highlighted sections. Please see below:

    DSC 180A Discussion Section Number

    DSC 180B Discussion Section Number

    Topic

    A01

    A01

    Explainable AI

    A02

    A02

    Autonomous Vehicles

    A04 A03

    Malware and Graph Learning

    A05 A04

    Text Mining and NLP

    A06 A05

    Recommender Systems

    A07 A06

    A Knowledge-Graph for Substance Abuse Epidemiology

    A08 A07

    Large-scale multiple testing

    A09 A08

    Spatial-temporal analyses of infectious disease dynamics

    B01

    B01

    Graph Data Analysis

    B02

    B02

    Spread of Misinformation

    B03

    B03

    Conflict and Collaboration in Online Communities

    B04

    B04

    Genetic Basis of Mental Health

    B05

    B05

    VPN X-Ray

    B06

    B06

    Particle Physics

    B07

    B07

    COVID-19 and Microbiome

    B08

    B08

    Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) using IOT Devices

    B09

    B09

    System Usage Report (SUR, a.k.a. DCA)

    B10

    B10

    Spatial agent-based modeling for school reopening

  • Data Science Majors: 
    • ALL students MUST submit an Enrollment Pre-Authorization Request through the EASy System, including Data Science majors who have met the prerequisites (as listed on the Course Description and Prerequisites page). Eligible requests will be approved on a rolling basis. 
  • Students outside of the program: Submit a course pre-authorization request through the EASy system. The department will approve EASy requests from non-majors in accordance with our enrollment timeline.
  • Data Science Majors: 
    • ALL students MUST submit an Enrollment Pre-Authorization Request through the EASy System, including Data Science majors who have met the prerequisites (as listed on the Course Description and Prerequisites page). Eligible requests will be approved on a rolling basis. 
  • Students outside of the program: Submit a course pre-authorization request through the EASy system. The department will approve EASy requests from non-majors in accordance with our enrollment timeline.

Course description: Statistical Physics of Data Assimilation and Machine Learning 

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Course Description