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Quantitative Sciences

BS Major, Minor

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Data is everywhere and is growing exponentially. Every industry and sector needs help not just collecting and sorting data, but also in understanding what that all that data means.

Quantitative Sciences (QSS) at Emory is a rigorous interdisciplinary program integrating the liberal arts with data science, where you will build quantitative research and analytical skills and learn to apply those skills solving real-world challenges in a specific area of interest.

Emory's QSS major was the first program of its kind in the U.S., designed to help students gain mastery of data and apply it to another area of study.

QSS at Emory includes:

  • Quantitative Sciences Major
  • Public Policy and Analysis Major
  • Business Administration & Quantitative Sciences Major, in partnership with Goizueta Business School
  • Quantitative Sciences Minor


Students in QSS at Emory are well prepared for careers in a wide variety of fields such as data analysts, risk management, human resources, and management consultants.

Recent QSS graduates work at SapientRazorfish, Capgemini Consulting, Goldman Sachs, Aetna, Stone Summit Atlanta, SunTrust Bank, Aetna, and Booz Allen Hamilton.

They have also gone on to pursue advanced degrees at such prestigious institutions as Rutgers University, UCLA, and Columbia University.

unique tracks
in the QSS program

Examples of Classes

Game Theory

This course is an introduction to the non-cooperative theory of games and its various tools that analyze strategic interactions. You’ll examine the transformational impact on areas ranging from electoral systems and regulation to the allocation of resources in a “sharing economy” to medical resident matching.

Intro to Statistical & Machine Learning

In this course, you’ll be introduced to tools and methods used to extract meaningful insights from complex data sets. This interdisciplinary field which, combines statistics and computer science, is helping answer previously unanswerable questions in genetics, neuroscience, and political science and is the engine driving innovation in speech recognition, artificial intelligence, and advanced risk management.

Introduction to Statistical Inference with Laboratory

In this introductory course you’ll study probability, sampling distributions, interval estimation, hypothesis testing, ANOVA, and regression with an emphasis on practice and implementation. The weekly labs offer a hands-on experience integrating lecture topics with statistical software R.

Research Title

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Data analysis with real-world impact

To help job seekers identify ways to improve their skills and locate the best new job opportunities, Emory students analyzed 24 year’s worth of data collected by CareerBuilder, a leader in human resources technology and data services.

Sukriti Rawal

Study tour in Paris

Sukriti Rawal 20quantitative sciences and economics double major, won a Paris study tour for placing among the top speakers in the prestigious 2019 Lafayette Debates U.S. National Championship. For Rawal, who plans on becoming a healthcare analyst, the discipline of debate has helped hone her skills for gathering information into the most compelling, data-driven case for action.

“QSS uniquely combines a liberal arts education with meaningful vocational benefits. So students can see how a liberal arts education not only makes you a better citizen and person, but also a more successful professional.”

Cliff Carrubba director of the Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods and chair of political science