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2020-2021 University Catalog 
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Data Science - Undergraduate Certificate

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Program Description

This program is designed to provide recent college graduates, working professionals, and those considering further studies in data science with an introduction to the field. Students will be provided with a thorough grounding in the basics of data science, the process of collecting and managing data, and how to analyze data. Throughout the program, students will have the opportunity to apply the material that they are learning to real and simulated data. Students will also be introduced to several software programs commonly used in data science. After completing the certificate, students will be prepared to apply data science in their professional careers or enter full-time data science programs.

Program Outcomes

Upon graduation, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the role played by data science in different fields.
  2. Create databases designed for different purposes and manage data within those databases.
  3. Select and perform the correct type of statistical analysis to answer a question.
  4. Interpret findings from statistical analyses.
  5. Design visualizations and tables to depict findings from statistical analyses.
  6. Understand the role played by statistical software in data sciences and appropriate software to use for specific tasks.

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