Certificate in Data Science

The Certificate in Data Science option allows undergraduate students to receive recognition for completing coursework that provides an understanding of the discipline of data science including exposure to data structures and data sources, statistical principles, computing and analytics, data management, and data science applications. Courses on the Approved List under Interdisciplinary Data Science include subject matter courses and courses that require substantial interpretation of data and report writing. Students completing the Certificate will be presented with an official certificate document and will be free to use this credential on a CV, resume or application for advanced study.


Data Science Course Requirements

For completion of the Certificate in Data Science, students must complete at least four courses (3-4 credit hours each) for a total of 12-16 credit hours of coursework from the Approved List of Courses below. Two 3-4 credit hour courses are required from Group 1 on the Approved List below. One 3-4 credit hour course is required from each of Groups 2 and 3 on the Approved List.

All courses applied to the certificate may also be counted toward the requirements of the student's declared major. Students are not guaranteed a seat in a course required by the certificate, but are welcome to enroll in courses where seats remain available after any restriction that may have been placed has been removed. No course substitutions will be approved.


Approved List of Data Science Courses

1. Fundamentals of data, sampling, statistics, and machine learning (Choose 2 courses)

2. Data structures, programming and visualization (Choose 1 course)

3. Interdisciplinary data science (Choose 1 course)


Data Science Certificate Contacts

The certificate is administered by the Department of Statistics undergraduate advising team. Contact the departmental undergraduate office or data science certificate advisor for more information.