Date Science Foundations

Online at Colorado School of Mines

Date Science Foundations

Online at Colorado School of Mines

Data Science Foundations

The foundation of Data Science is built on statistics and computer science. Having a grounding in these two disciplines, along with seeing examples of applications to data analysis, provides the base to learn new methods and build expertise.

The Data Science Foundations post-baccalaureate certificate creates the base on which to build professional skills in data science.

Certificate Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Required
  • GRE: Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Not Required
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Not Required. Suggested if GPA is less than 3.0/4.0
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the English Proficiency requirement

Prerequisite Courses

  • Programming and Data Structures (CSCI 261-262)
  • Linear Algebra (MATH 332)
  • Probability (MATH 334) or equivalent courses at another institution and earning a B grade or higher

For additional information about these admissions requirements, please refer to the Admissions Requirements page

 

Tuition

CREDIT HOURSTOTAL ONLINE TUITION & FEES Fall and Spring 2022-23
1.0$1,151
2.0$2,211
3.0$3,271
4.0$4,331
5.0$5,391
6.0$6,451
7.0$7,511
8.0$8,571
9.0$9,631
10.0$10,691
11.0$11,751
12.0$12,811
13.0$13,871
14.0$14,931
15.0$15,991
Cost per credit hour:$1,060
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Data Science Faculty

Soutir Bandyopadhyay

Soutir Bandyopadhyay

Rank - Associate Professor

Department - Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Email - sbandyopadhyay@mines.edu

Phone - 303-273-3677

H. Sebnem Duzgun

H. Sebnem Duzgun

Rank - Professor and Fred Banfield Distinguished Endowed Chair

Department - Mining Engineering

Email - duzgun@mines.edu

Phone - 303-384-2357

Wendy Fisher

Wendy Fisher

Rank - Associate Department Head and Teaching Associate Professor

Email - wfisher@mines.edu

Phone - 303-273-3195

Dorit Hammerling

Dorit Hammerling

Rank - Associate Professor

Department - Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Email - hammerling@mines.edu

Phone - 303-384-2272

Zane R. Jobe

Zane R. Jobe

Rank - Research Professor

Email - zanejobe@mines.edu

Phone - 303-273-3601

Doug Nychka

Doug Nychka

Rank - Professor

Email - nychka@mines.edu

Phone - 303-384-2328

Paul Sava

Paul Sava

Rank - Department Head and Professor of Geophysics and C.H. Green Chair of Exploration Geophysics

Department - Geophysics

Email - psava@mines.edu

Phone - 303-384-2362

Michael Wakin

Michael Wakin

Rank - Professor

Email - mwakin@mines.edu

Phone - 303-273-3607

Hua Wang

Hua Wang

Rank - Associate Professor

Email - huawang@mines.edu

Phone - 303-384-2326

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