|Degree:||Bachelor of Arts (BA)|
Data Science & Big Data
Accredited in the U.S. and Austria, BA in Quantitative Social Sciences (QSS) combines the study of human societies with a rigorous foundation in mathematics, statistics, computation and data science. The program teaches the interdisciplinary skills necessary to extract scientific understanding from societal data and consists of a comprehensive training in computational data analysis and mathematical modeling, as well as core theory and methods from sociology, economics, environmental science and political science.
You will learn how to take advantage of the unprecedented quantity and level of detail of available information on human habits, health, communication, opinions, political and economic behavior in a manner that is built upon quantitative theory and methods, while being directly integrated with the scholarship in the various areas of the social sciences.
The program includes mandatory modules on mathematics, programming and data analysis, and social sciences. After completing the mandatory modules, you must choose two of the five specialization tracks:
You will be expected to conduct interdisciplinary research as part of your BA thesis and capstone project in your chosen areas of specialization.
The program both integrates into the European-wide Bologna system and offers the best of the American undergraduate education system. After successful completion of a four-year BA, you will receive an Austrian and an American BA degree.
In the third year, you’ll have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner universities in Europe or in the United States. Options include: Sciences Po in Paris, Bocconi University in Milan, London School of Economics, the Stockholm School of Economics and Bard College in New York State and in Berlin.
A QSS degree will offer you the opportunity to pursue MA/MSc and PhD degrees in a variety of disciplines, including:
Network Science and
Computational Social Science
Specialist quantitative skills in social sciences are in short supply and are valued by a variety of employers in:
Intergovernmental organizations (e.g. UN)
Financial consulting and