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Data Science and Visualization

Undergraduate Certificate


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Quick Facts

Credits Required: 12
Cost Per Credit: $500
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Program Details

Expand your statistical and programming knowledge and familiarize yourself with tools necessary to succeed in today’s advanced data-rich landscape. The Data Science and Visualization Certificate will provide you with confidence and training in data collection, exploration, manipulation and storage, analysis, and presentation. You’ll gain hands-on experience working with real-world data sets drawn from science, social media and business.

The Data Science and Visualization Certificate is distinct in its accessibility serving a diverse student population. Technically-minded students will be trained in the nuances associated with successfully developing and communicating data methods and results for non-experts and the general public. Less technically-minded students will learn the basic skills necessary for gathering insights from data.

No more than six units may be shared with a degree requirement (major, minor, General Education) or second certificate. Information Science and eSociety students looking to develop their data science and technical skills may wish to use this course in conjunction with their degree by double-using ESOC 214 and ESOC 302.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


Students must complete four required courses in order to earn the certificate. This includes a choice between either ESOC 214 or ISTA 116, followed by ISTA 320, ISTA, and one additional elective.

ESOC 214: Introduction to Data Science
ISTA 116: Statistical Foundations of the Information Age
ISTA 320: Applied Data Visualization
ISTA 321: Data Mining and Discovery