Data Science Foundations

ONLINE AT COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES

Data Science Foundations

ONLINE AT COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES

 

IMPORTANT GRE INFORMATION

Given the extraordinary circumstances of 2020, GRE scores are optional for most non-thesis and certificate program applicants for the fall 2021 term. This includes applicants for the online Data Science Foundations certificate program.

Program Overview

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 certificate creates the base on which to build professional skills in data science.

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Best Value College
in Colorado

salary potential

$113,309 average
data scientist salary

revenue

Mines rates #2
Return on Investment, 
Money Magazine, 2018

Requirements and Costs

General Certificate Requirements

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement how this certificate fits into professional development and career goals
  • Transcripts
  • Require previous courses in linear algebra, probability and programming at the undergraduate level
  • Students with strong records can be admitted provisional and can start the certificate once these requirements are completed
  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV

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

 

Certificate

12 credit hours (four, 3-credit hour courses)

  • CSCI303/DSCI403: Introduction to Data Science
  • CSCI470/DSCI470: Introduction to Machine Learning
  • MATH530/DSCI530: Statistical Methods I
  • MATH560/DSCI560: Statistical Learning I

Tuition

CREDIT HOURSTUITION 2020-21
Per Semester
1.0$999
2.0$1,998
3.0$2,997
4.0$3,996
5.0$4,995
6.0$5,994
7.0$6,993
8.0$7,992
9.0$8,991
10.0$9,990
11.0$10,989
12.0$11,988
13.0$12,987
14.0$13,986
15.0$14,985
16.0$15,984
17.0$16,983
18.0$17,982
19.0$18,981
  • Employer contributions are routinely applied to cover a portion of this cost.>
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Fees

  • Fees for students enrolled in Mines Online programs or courses are included in the cost of tuition ($999 per credit hour)

More information about tuition and fees.

 

Career Outcomes

  • Software development
  • Health care delivery
  • Business analytics and marketing
  • eCommerce
  • Human resources
  • Environmental engineering
  • Energy production and distribution
  • Insurance and risk

Online Student Resources

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Support & Connections

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Degree Options

Certificate

  • Data Science Foundations

APPLICATION OPENING SOON

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Term Start Dates

Fall II: Oct. 21
Spring I: Jan. 12

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