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Data Science, Graduate Certificate

Organizations need data to thrive. Diversify your skill set and learn how to better collect, manage, and analyze the kind of data that’s critical to the success of multiple industries.

 The USciences Online graduate certificate program will prepare you to apply data science in your professional career or enter a full-time data science program, whether you want to pursue a position in the finance, gaming, telecom, or healthcare industries. You’ll learn skills like statistical knowledge, programming, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and business skills like problem-solving, communication, and teamwork.

According to Glassdoor, data scientists are ranked third for best jobs in America, with a job satisfaction rating of 4.0 out of 5.0. If you’re a recent college graduate or working professional who wants to take on more responsibility in your current role or start a new career, then this graduate certificate is built for you.

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Program Overview

Throughout this four-course program, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of data science and the roles it plays across a number of fields. Learn from industry experts how to analyze real and simulated data with statistical software that’s commonly used in the field, and then extract valuable insights.

Upon completion, you’ll be able to:

  • Create and manage databases designed for various purposes.
  • Apply the correct statistical analysis methods to answer a question.
  • Interpret findings from a statistical analysis.
  • Design visualizations and tables to depict findings from statistical analyses.

You can transfer up to three credits of coursework with a 2.3 GPA or better to the certificate.


At a Glance
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32 Weeks
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Career Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 16% growth in computer and information research scientist employment from 2018 to 2028—much more than the average for all occupations. Data scientists work in a variety of settings, including banking, e-commerce, gaming, finance, healthcare, insurance, pharmaceuticals, telecom, and more.

* Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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