Data Science Undergraduate Certificate

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With the rise of big data, there is a real demand for specialized knowledge in data science. The ability to gather, analyze, interpret, and visualize data is valuable in any field.

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Online Data Science Undergraduate Certificate

This program is 100% online and designed to give you fundamental data analytics skills and increase your value as a part of any team.

The certificate prepares you for the future of work, with essential analytical and technical knowledge and the skills to solve real-world data science problems in almost any business setting.

Designed for individuals from all academic backgrounds, this program requires no prior experience. Students can take this in line with their existing degree program or as a non-degree seeking certificate.

You will complete a total of five courses that cover:

  • Computational and statistical foundations of data science
  • Assumptions and limitations of different data analytics techniques
  • Applying data science methodologies and tools to data-driven problems across disciplines
  • Extracting knowledge from big data to address real-world challenges
  • Retrieving, manipulating, analyzing, and visualizing data utilizing Python, R, and other data science tools


Careers to Pursue with a Certificate in Data Science

Because there is a growing need for data-science capable professionals, this program prepares individuals for careers in data science-related fields. Job titles can include:

  • Data Analyst
  • Business Intelligence
  • Developer

After you complete this course, you’ll be prepared to apply data science in diverse disciplines such as:

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Education
  • Defense and Security
  • Natural Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Health Care
  • Social Sciences
  • and many others!

Online Data Science Undergraduate Certificate Courses

The Data Science Undergraduate Certificate program requires 15 hours of coursework and is 100% online.

Steps to Apply

The certificate is open to all UTSA undergraduate students, including non-degree seeking students, regardless of their college or major. Applicants who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at UTSA have already met University requirements for admission.

In addition to the stated Steps to Apply, applicants are requested to provide evidence of earning a C- or better College Algebra or higher if this course is not already included in the last 30 undergraduate hours attempted.

If you have not completed College Algebra or higher, contact us to find out about your options.

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Tuition for the Online Undergraduate Certificate in Data Science program is $450 per credit hour.

There is an industry need for data science-capable professionals, with job titles including data analyst, business intelligence, and developer. Upon completion, you will be prepared to apply data science in real-world domains including defense and security, natural sciences, the social sciences, engineering, business, education, the humanities, health care, and a variety of other fields.

To complete the Online Undergraduate Certificate in Data Science, students will take five courses (15 credit hours).

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