Fall 2022 Data Science Certificate Requirements

Requirements for the Data Science Certificate were updated in January 2023. Students who began the Certificate before Fall 2022 may use this previous version.

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

  • STAT 200: Statistical Analysis, credit: 3 hours
  • STAT 212: Biostatistics, credit: 3 hours
  • (Credit is not given for both STAT 200 and STAT 212)
  • STAT 420: Methods of Applied Statistics, credit: 3 hours
  • STAT 432: Basics of Statistical Learning, credit: 3 hours (new course)
  • STAT 448: Advanced Data Analysis, credit: 4 hours

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

  • MATH 225: Introductory Matrix Theory, credit 3 hours
  • MATH 415: Applied Linear Algebra, credit 3 or 4 hours
  • (Credit is not given for both MATH 225 and MATH 415)
  • STAT 385: Statistics Programming Methods, credit: 3 hours
  • STAT 428: Statistical Computing, credit: 3 hours
  • STAT 440: Statistical Data Management, credit: 3 hours
  • STAT 480: Big Data Analytics, credit: 3 hours

3. Interdisciplinary data science (Choose 1 course)

  • ECON 471: Intro to Applied Econometrics, credit: 3 hours
  • GEOG 371: Spatial Analysis, credit: 4 hours
  • GEOG 379: Intro to GIS Systems, credit: 3 hours
  • LING 402: Tools & Tech Spch & Lang Proc, credit: 3 Hours.
  • LING 406: Intro to Computational Ling, credit: 3 or 4 hours
  • MCB 432: Computing in Molecular Biology, credit: 3 Hours
  • PS 230: Intro to Pol Research, credit: 3 hours
  • SOC 380: Social Research Methods, credit: 4 hours
  • SOC 488: Demographic Methods, credit: 3 hours
  • STAT 443: Professional Statistics, credit: 3 hours

 

Requesting the Certificate

The certificate is sent in PDF format to those who have filled out this request form after completing all requirements. Reviews are typically completed three times per year, and request forms should be submitted by the following dates:

January 10th (when completing requirements in a fall semester)
June 10th (when completing requirements in a spring semester)
August 15th (when completing requirements in a summer semester)

Request forms submitted after the deadlines will be reviewed at the conclusion of the next applicable semester.