Analytics Certificate

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A certificate program in Analytics is intended for students with a bachelor degree who want to gain technical skills in data mining and big data analytics.

Required Courses

Course Title Quarter Hours
DSC 423DATA ANALYSIS AND REGRESSION (FORMERLY CSC 423)4
DSC 441FUNDAMENTALS OF DATA SCIENCE (FORMERLY IS 467)4
DSC 450DATABASE PROCESSING FOR LARGE-SCALE ANALYTICS (FORMERLY CSC 455)4
Select two (2) of the following:4
MINING BIG DATA
SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS (FORMERLY CSC 495)
WEB DATA MINING (FORMERLY ECT 584)
PROGRAMMING MACHINE LEARNING APPLICATIONS (FORMERLY CSC 478)
INTELLIGENT INFORMATION RETRIEVAL

A student in a certificate program may not use a course already taken as part of an MS program. In particular, students with an MS from CDM may not reuse, for certificate credit, any course already taken for the MS. A faculty advisor can make an appropriate substitution. A student in a certificate program may substitute a maximum of two (2) courses.

A student must earn at least C- in each of the five (5) courses and earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 to receive the certificate.

Students who do not have a background in statistical inference, linear algebra and programming will be required to take up to three (3) introductory courses.

Introductory Courses

Course Title Quarter Hours
CSC 401INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING4
CSC 412TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR COMPUTATIONAL ANALYSIS4
IT 403STATISTICS AND DATA ANALYSIS4

Introductory courses can be waived by prior coursework, work experience or successful completion of a Graduate Assessment Examination (GAE) in the Introductory Course area.

Admission Requirements

The Certificate Program in Analytics has the same admission requirements as the MS in Data Science. After completing the certificate, students have the option to enroll in the MS degree and all courses from the certificate can be applied there.

All applicants must have:

  • Successfully completed a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Have completed two (2) courses in Calculus.

Choose non-degree seeking programs on the DePaul Application.