This online program is intended for individuals with a bachelor’s degree who want to learn modern data science techniques without completing a master’s. The certificate can be earned by taking just one or two courses at a time for three or four sixteen-week semesters.
- Application for admission
- Bachelor’s degree, conferred in any field, from a regionally accredited institution
- Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5
- Interview or transcripts should evidence satisfactory prior exposure or familiarity
basic statistics and probability through confidence intervals and hypothesis tests for means, proportions, and variances. Applicants lacking this knowledge may complete STAT 5050, which covers these topics, prior to starting the program for no credit.
elementary calculus concepts including limit, derivative, and integral.
elementary matrix algebra.
- Admission decision by the department
What opportunities are available with this degree?
We suspect most people pursuing this certificate are already working in a data management/data science related field, and are pursuing the degree in order to leverage a promotion or secure new employment. These students and the others who do not already have jobs find work in healthcare data (e.g. identifying fraud, waste, and abuse by GPs), insurance (pricing auto, telecom, whatever policies, etc.), the Army or contractors (doing super secret stuff), education (working predicting retention rates, etc.). Really, these folks are employable in about any industry.