Location: Cullowhee and Biltmore Park
Time to Complete: 13 Credit Hours
App. Deadline: Jan 1, Aug. 1
Prereq: B.S in Math, Bus., Sci. or Tech.
Join us at one of our upcoming virtual Graduate School Open House events on Zoom! You'll have the opportunity to learn more
about Western Carolina University, understand the Graduate School application process,
and meet key program representatives.
Virtual Open House
Wednesday, May 17: 5-6pm
Join us at one of our upcoming virtual Graduate School Open House events on Zoom! You'll have the opportunity to learn more about Western Carolina University, understand the Graduate School application process, and meet key program representatives.
The Graduate Certificate in Data Science is designed for the part-time student who wants to improve their skills in managing, visualizing and modeling with data.
Admissions requirements: A Bachelor’s degree in mathematics or a business, science or technology field with previous coursework in Calculus I-II, computer science or programming experience, and introductory statistics. The GRE is not required for admission.
The certificate is earned through the completion of four three-credit courses, one per fall and spring semester and a one-credit capstone course in their final spring semester.
A student who successfully completes the certificate will be able to:
Courses will be offered at both the WCU main campus in Cullowhee and at the WCU Biltmore Park instructional site, with a hybrid of face-to-face and online instruction.
MATH 572 Data Science (3)
MATH 574 Introduction to Statistical Models (3)
MATH 575 Statistical Machine Learning (3)
MATH 678 Data Science Capstone (1)
Electives (choose one)
MATH 530 Mathematical Modeling (3)
MATH 541 Introduction to Numerical Analysis (3)
MATH 550 Linear Optimization (3)
MATH 562 Linear Algebra II (3)
MATH 570 Probability and Statistics II (3)
MATH 571 Problem Solving for Exam P (3)
CS 580 Artificial Intelligence (3)