Data Science Foundations (Certificate)

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This online/on-campus program is well suited for working professionals who have some formal training in Computer Science and/or Statistics and wish to acquire a basic understanding of data science.   Applicants are expected to have an accredited Bachelor of Science degree in either a sciences or engineering discipline, Computer Science or Statistics.  A minimum GPA of 3.0, on a 4-point scale, is also expected.  The GRE is not required for admission.

Financial aid is not available through our program.  Interested applicants will need to review other means of assistance, if needed.

Certificate in Data Science Foundations

Required Courses6-9
Complete a minimum of two courses from "Core Courses" listed below
Elective Courses3-6
Complete minimum of one course from "Elective Courses" listed below
Total Hours12

Required Courses 

Select minimum of two courses from the following: 16-9
Design and Analysis Of Algorithms
Advanced Data Structures
Applied Statistical Methods I
Introduction to Statistical Learning

Elective Courses

Select minimum of one course from the following3-6
Automated Learning and Data Analysis 2
Database Management concepts and Systems
Special Topics In Computer Science (Topics include: Data Driven Business Intelligence; Graph Data Mining; Spatial and Temporal Data Mining)
Applied Bayesian Analysis

Faculty

Full Professors

  • Tiffany M. Barnes
  • Donald L. Bitzer
  • Rada Yuryevna Chirkova
  • Jon Doyle
  • Rudra Dutta
  • Edward F. Gehringer
  • Xiaohui Gu
  • Christopher Graham Healey
  • James C. Lester II
  • Timothy James Menzies
  • Rainer Frank Mueller
  • Harilaos George Perros
  • Michael A. Rappa
  • Douglas S. Reeves
  • Gregg Evan Rothermel
  • Georgios N. Rouskas
  • Nagiza Faridovna Samatova
  • Carla Diane Savage
  • Xipeng Shen
  • Munindar P. Singh
  • Matthias F. M. Stallmann
  • Mladen Alan Vouk
  • Laurie A. Williams

Associate Professors

  • Dennis R. Bahler
  • Min Chi
  • William H. Enck
  • Vincent W. Freeh
  • Khaled Abdel Hamid Harfoush
  • Steffen Heber
  • Arnav Harish Jhala
  • Noboru Matsuda
  • K. Anyanwu Ogan
  • David L. Roberts
  • Donald R. Sheehy
  • Ranga Raju Vatsavai
  • Benjamin Allen Watson

Assistant Professors

  • Anupam Das
  • Guoliang Jin
  • Alexandros Kapravelos
  • Xu Liu
  • Collin Francis Lynch
  • Christopher Robin Martens
  • John-Paul William Ore
  • Christopher Joseph Parnin
  • Thomason William Price
  • Bradley Galloway Reaves
  • Alessandra Scafuro
  • Muhammad Shahzad
  • Kathryn Thomasset Stolee
  • Ruozhou Yu

Practice/Research/Teaching Professors

  • Bita Akram
  • Suzanne M. Balik
  • Tzvetelina Battestilli
  • Ignacio Xavier Dominguez
  • Patrick A. Dreher
  • Sarah Smith Heckman
  • Jamie Allison Jennings
  • Shuyin Jiao
  • Jason Tyler King
  • Jessica Young Schmidt
  • David Brian Sturgill

Lecturers

  • Ketchiozo Thierry Wandji

Emeritus Faculty

  • Wu-show Chou
  • Edward Willmore Davis Jr.
  • Robert Joseph Fornaro
  • Thomas Lynn Honeycutt
  • David Franklin McAllister
  • Woodrow Robbins
  • William James Stewart
  • Alan Lee Tharp
  • David J. Thuente

Adjunct professor

  • Robert Loftin