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The collective problem of extracting and analyzing information from large sources of data has been coined "Big Data". Data scientists skilled in handling and gaining insights from Big Data are in high demand across various industries. The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science offers the Big Data Analytics Certificate with a track in Computer Science (CS). This 12-credit certificate program allows students to expand their knowledge with data analytics skills needed to analyze big and complex data.

The program is designed specifically for working professionals with courses offered in a flexible format that includes evenings, weekends, and online material using Canvas.

Admission Requirements

The certificate program is open to students who have a BS degree in Computer Science or a related field of Science and Engineering, a GPA of at least 3.0 and must satisfy the prerequisites required for each course in the program. Students must submit official transcripts.

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Certificate Requirements

The certificate requires four courses (12 credits). Students must satisfy the prerequisites for each course in the program. The average GPA of all four courses counted in the program must be 3.0 or better.

Students will take 3 CS Data Analytics courses and 1 Business Data Analytics course. Contact us at to discuss the plan of study for your certificate program.


Sample curriculum 2022-2023

Take 3 CS Data Analytics courses from the list below:

CAP 6673 Data Mining and Machine Learning
CAP 6776 Information Retrieval
CAP 5768 Introduction to Data Science
CAP 6619 Deep Learning

Take 1 Business Data Analytics course.

Advising Worksheet

Program Fees

The Professional Certificate Program in Big Data Analytics – CS Track is a full-service, all-inclusive program. The Program fees cover all program costs, including tuition, meals for on-campus Saturday classes, course materials and graduation activities.

Total Cost: $800 per credit-hour; total cost for 12 credit-hours is $9,600.

Tuition Fees: Flexible payment plan and financial aid payment methods are available.

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