Students who complete this certificate will be able to pursue professional careers in data science. They will be eligible to be considered for admission to the following MSc programs in data science: Applied Data Science, Communications Data Science, Spatial Data Science, Healthcare Data Science, Public Policy Data Science, and Environmental Data Science.
Students will first learn advanced techniques in data science, including building scalable data systems, core algorithms in machine learning, and practical approaches to mining diverse kinds of data. Through class projects and homeworks, students will create a portfolio of their work to demonstrate their skills to potential employers.
Students will need to complete the three required courses and an elective with no possibility of substitutions or waivers.