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Data Science Certificate Program in Computer Science

The Data Science Certificate Program in Computer Science provides all students a great experience to gain skills that help them do more with their degrees. According to a recent Glassdoor survey, Data Scientist is the #1 Best Job in the United States. Data Scientist has been named the best job in the United States for three years running, with a median base salary of $110,000 and 4,524 job openings.

What is Data Science?
“Data science is a ‘concept to unify statistics, data analysis, machine learning and their related methods’ in order to ‘understand and analyze actual phenomena’ with data . It employs techniques and theories drawn from many fields within the context of mathematics, statistics, information science, and computer science.” - Wikipedia Quote

Program Requirements (A five course program):

  1. C S 2435 -- Introduction to Scientific Programming (Python)*
  2. C S 3435 -- Data Collection and Visualization (Python)
  3. MAT 2240 -- Linear Algebra
  4. STT 3850 -- Statistical Data Analysis I
  5. C S 4755 -- Applied Machine Learning

  6. * Students with credit for C S 1445 or C S 2440 may skip C S 2435.


Questions?: Send an email to Dr. Mitch Parry (parryrm@appstate.edu)