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Data science is an emerging field due to the explosion of "big data". The importance of a good understanding of data is crucial in a multiplicity of fields, such as the social sciences, criminal justice, education, public health, the non-profit sector, and many others. By completing this certificate, students will acquire the fundamental skills of research and data analysis. The Foundations of Data Science certificate requires 13 credits in the courses listed below.

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Certificate Requirements

Field of Study Code: SOCIO.CER.DATA

SOCIO 1205Introduction to Data Science3
SOCIO 2200Introduction to Research Methods3
SOCIO 2205Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences3
ANTHR 2100Introduction to Anthropological Methods4
or PSYCH 1180
Total Credits13