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Certificate of Applied Data Science

Description of the Applied Data Science Certificate Program:

The Computer Science Department's certificate program in Applied Data Science is useful for students in a variety of mathematical, scientific, and engineering fields. The certificate develops expertise in the collection, storage, analysis, visualization, and interpretation of data. Efficient processing of large quantities of data via frameworks like Hadoop and Spark are also explored. The need for expertise in data analytics and data science has grown tremendously in recent years. The certificate program is intended to help meet these needs.


Eligibility for the Applied Data Science Certificate Program:

Admission is open across the university, but is targeted to the mathematical, scientific (including biological, physical, and social sciences), and engineering fields. The minimal prerequisite for courses in the certificate program is MATH 1113 or MATH 1113E, Precalculus.


Course requirements for the Certificate in Applied Data Science:

The undergraduate certificate program in Applied Data Science requires 18-20 hours of coursework, with 12 hours of core courses and 6-8 hours of electives. All courses used to satisfy the certificate requirement must be passed with a grade of "C" or better.


Core courses (complete ALL the courses below) Semester hours

CSCI 1301-1301L or

CSCI 1360

Introduction to Computing and Programming or 

Foundations for Informatics and Data Analytics



CSCI 2150-2150L or

CSCI 2610*

Introduction to Computational Science

Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science



CSCI 3360 Data Science I 4


Elective Course (choose TWO from the list below) Semester hours
CSCI 4130/6130 CUDA C Programming on GPUs for High Performance Computing 4
CSCI 4150/6150 Numerical Simulations in Science and Engineering 4
CSCI 4210/6210 Simulation and Modeling 4
CSCI 4250/6250 Cyber Security 4
CSCI 4360/6360 Data Science II 4
CSCI 4370/6370 Database Management  4
CSCI 4380/6380 Data Mining 4
CSCI 4780/6780 Distributed Computing Systems 4
CSCI 4850/6850 Biomedical Image Analysis 4
STAT 4210 Statistical Methods 3
STAT 4230/6230 Applied Regression Analysis 3
STAT 4280/6280 Applied Time Series Analysis 3
STAT 4630/6630 Statistical Methods in Bioinformatics I 3

Total Semester hours

  18 - 20

*Students can substitute MATH-3200 in place of CSCI-2610.  Students must actually take one of the two courses.  A course exemption does not meet this requirement.

How to apply for the Applied Data Science Certificate:

  • You can apply for the certificate through Athena

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