Advancement of Computing – Data Science Undergraduate Certificate ​


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Course Format

Online, Mixed Mode, On-Site (Seattle) 

Total Credits


Transition to a Career in Tech

Nationwide talent shortage in computing enables career transition for people ready to obtain technology skills to land jobs in organizations seeking skilled professionals. This certificate is the first step to begin the transition into an exciting, well-paid career.

Certificate Overview

The Undergraduate Certificate in the Advancement of Computing – Data Science is designed for individuals seeking to develop marketable skills grounded in Data Science principles. Upon successful completion of the certificate, students will have gained a mastery of advanced skills to build a career in the area of Data Science.

Learning Outcomes

The Undergraduate Certificate in the Advancement of Computing – Data Science will prepare students to:

Integrate a foundational knowledge of all areas of data science
Apply fundamental principles and practices of data science
Apply critical and ethical thinking to solve problems in data science
Evaluate data to inform decisions and solve problems in data science
Create the ability to develop and express ideas while applying a variety of delivery models, genres, and styles
Collaborate effectively on diverse teams to accomplish a common goal


Certificate Requirements (30 Credits) 

CS 469 Data Structures and Algorithms in Computing
CS 475 Artificial Intelligence
CS 476 Data Analysis and Presentation
CS 479 Data Mining and Machine Learning
CS 483 Mathematics for Machine Learning (NS)
CS 484 Big Data Systems

Career Opportunities

Program Manager


Ali Khamesipour

Graduates from the certificate program can apply their skills in organizations such as health, government, education, non-profit, and industry.

This is the first of three stackable certificates with credits that apply to one of five undergraduate degrees at the School of Computing and Technology.

Technology careers are listed as one of the highest-paying bachelor’s degrees pathways. For more information visit the US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Click HERE for admissions and tuition information.

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