2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    May 28, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Data Science Certificate

Program Coordinator/Contact

Kurt D. Cogswell, Department Head
Donald Vestal, Associate Professor/Graduate Coordinator
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Chicoine Architecture, Mathematics and Engineering Hallg 209, Box 2225

Program Information

Data science is one of the hottest careers in the nation today, with demand predicted to grow even more in the future.  It’s common to see it rated as the number one career in the nation on major employment websites such as CareerCast and Glassdoor.  The SDSU Graduate Certificate in Data Science provides training in a wide range of powerful data science analysis and computation methodologies that have proven to be extremely valuable in today’s data rich businesses and organizations.  Even better, it is completely online, making it a great option for working professionals wishing to enhance their skills in this critical area.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Gather requirements from organizational contexts and goals in order to clearly articulate a data science problem.
  • Prepare, transform, and analyze data using appropriate methodologies.
  • Interpret the results of the analysis in such a way as to generate actionable intelligence.
  • Communicate the results of the analysis to stakeholders in the optimal combination of written, graphical/visual, and verbal means.
  • Aware of the ethical implications of professional actions in data science and other contexts.

Course Delivery Format

Courses will typically be delivered in on-campus classrooms, with occasional courses offered online.

Total Required Credits: 12

Additional Admission Requirements

Please refer to the following for additional information:

Graduate School Admissions

Additional Information

Students enrolled in SDSU certificate programs are not eligible for federal student financial aid. The non-federal alternative loan programs may be used for students meeting the lender criteria as found at www.sdstate.edu (search alternative loans). For further information, please contact the SDSU financial aid office at 605-688-4695 or finaid@sdstate.edu.