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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the College of Sciences and Mathematics has launched a graduate certificate program in data science, or GCRT-DSCI, this semester. Graduates of the GCRT-DSCI program will be trained for a variety of jobs including data analyst and data scientist.

The program has two tracks: data science managed by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and data engineering managed by the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering. 

The program is designed to educate and train professionals in the analysis of big data and to give them the necessary tools for a successful career in this rapidly growing field. It is also aimed at educating students to meet the demand for data scientists in government, industry and academia and to develop data scientists with skills to innovate in the spaces of advanced data management and analytics.

Students wanting to acquire a graduate certificate in data science must complete a total of 12 graduate credit hours, which include three required statistics courses: Intermediate Statistical Methods for Data Science, Probability and Statistics for Data Science, and Statistical Learning along with one COMP elective in Database Systems, Data Mining or Machine Learning.

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