The UC Berkeley School of Information (I School) is home to talented graduate students and alumni with expertise in diverse fields, such as data science, user experience design & research, product management, engineering, information policy, cybersecurity, and more.

The Berkeley I School Advantage

The technology and information landscapes are evolving at an ever-increasing pace. The interdisciplinary nature of the Berkeley I School curriculum means that students’ skills are optimized for adaptation and working with diverse teams. Students learn and appreciate the perspectives afforded by diverse fields — information and computer science, design, cognitive science, management, law, and policy.

Pull Quote

“I pursued data science for two main reasons. First, it sits squarely at the crossroads of creative problem-solving and technical know-how. Most data science jobs allow you to wield a technical toolset with freedom and creativity, which was really appealing! Second, I saw data scientists as ‘arbiters of truth,’ the people who brought objectivity to decisions previously made based on intuition and seniority; I loved the idea of being able to speak truth within an organization and to help others make better decisions.”
—Zachary Beaver (MIDS ’16)
Senior Data Scientist, Google

Last updated:

June 7, 2018