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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

Data Science vs Data Analytics
In this section, we will learn what is Data Science and Data Analytics. Also, we will check the major difference between their roles this means Data Scientist vs Data Analyst.

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. Mohammad Ali Javidian (javidianma@appstate.edu).