Certificate in Applied Data Science
Coordinator: Director of QAC
To earn the Applied Data Science Certificate, students must complete seven graded courses and the capstone Data Analysis Practicum.
|Select one of the following basic knowledge courses:||1|
|Modeling and Data Analysis: From Molecules to Markets|
|Statistics: An Activity-Based Approach|
|Applied Data Analysis|
|Digging the Digital Era: A Data Science Primer|
|An Introduction to Data Journalism|
|Select two courses from the following mathematical, statistical and computing foundation courses, each from a different group:||2|
|Vectors and Matrices|
|Quantitative Methods in Economics|
|Political Science by the Numbers|
|An Introduction to Probability|
|Introduction to Programming|
|How to Design Programs|
|Computer Science I|
|Computer Science II|
|Select two of the following applied data science courses:||2|
|Exploratory Data Analysis and Pattern Discovery|
|Applications of Machine Learning in Data Analysis|
|Quantitative Textual Analysis: Introduction to Text Mining|
|Select two credits from the following applied electives:||2|
|Introduction to GIS|
|Advanced GIS and Spatial Analyses|
|Economics of Big Data|
|Introduction to Forecasting in Economics and Finance|
|Empirical Methods for Political Science|
|Advanced Topics in Media Analysis|
|Computational Physics (0.5 credits)|
|Introduction to (Geo)Spatial Data Analysis and Visualization|
|Proseminar: Machine Learning Methods for Text, Audio and Video Analysis|
|Introduction to Network Analysis|
|Data Visualization: An Introduction|
|Experimental Design and Causal Inference|
|Longitudinal Data Analysis (0.5 credits)|
|Hierarchical Linear Models (0.5 credits)|
|Latent Variable Analysis (0.5 credits)|
|Survival Analysis (0.5 credits)|
|Bayesian Data Analysis: A Primer (0.5 credits)|
|Advanced R: Building Open-Source Tools for Data Science|
|Introduction to Statistical Consulting|
NOTE: at least one of the electives should be a 300 level course
|The capstone Data Analysis Practicum that includes an ethics and epistemology seminar discussion as well as completing an independent data science project.||1|
- Some of the courses that count toward the certificate may have a prerequisite, such as calculus. These prerequisites do not count toward the certificate, and students attempting to complete the certificate are not recused from these prerequisites.
- Mathematics majors cannot count courses in the foundations groups already covered by their major toward the certificate. They must instead complete one course from the statistical foundations group and complete three applied elective courses. Alternatively to completing three applied elective courses, they can take either MATH232 or COMP212 and complete two applied elective courses.
- Computer science majors cannot count courses in the foundations groups already covered by their major toward the certificate. They must instead complete one course from the statistical foundations group and complete three applied elective courses. Alternatively, they can complete both MATH231 and MATH232 and complete two applied elective courses.
- It is strongly recommended that students who are not mathematics or computer science majors take courses in the computing foundations group to satisfy the certificate requirements. They can also substitute either MATH232 or COMP212 for one of their applied elective courses.
- Economics majors and minors cannot count ECON300 toward the certificate and must instead complete one course from each of the other two foundation groups.
- Students cannot count more than one course towards this certificate that also counts toward completion of any of their majors or minors.
- Up to two courses taken elsewhere may substitute as appropriate for any of the above courses and count toward the certificate, subject to the QAC Advisory Committee’s approval (where routine approval may be delegated to the QAC director).
- Students can substitute a course from among the applied data science and applied elective courses for the basic knowledge course, subject to approval.
- Students cannot receive both the data analysis minor and the applied data science certificate.