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Applications in Data Science Certificate

Data science involves the development or application of statistical, mathematical and algorithmic techniques or tools with an aim to extract knowledge from large-scale and/or complex datasets and communicate findings. 

The Applications in Data Science Undergraduate Certificate program’s learning outcomes will consist of the following:

1. Describe the stages of the data life cycle (data acquisition, organization, curation, analysis, preservation, and communication) and create an effective data management and data analysis plan

2. Develop a foundation in statistical, mathematical and algorithmic techniques or tools for the analysis of large-scale datasets

3. Apply statistical, mathematical and algorithmic techniques or tools in order to extract knowledge and insights from large-scale datasets

4. Interpret results from large-scale data analysis and communicate findings

5. Identify ethical and social implications of data-science-driven decision making and policies and one’s own ethical and social responsibilities when working with data

Requirements for the Certificate (16 credits)

Prerequisite Information

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