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  Dec 14, 2017
2016-2017 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Data Science, CAS


Carsten Oesterlund, Program Director, 309 Hinds Hall, (315) 443-2911,


Data Science


The Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Data Science program requires 15 credit hours covering specific focus areas of digital curation, data science education, and information analytics. It comprises 2 Core Courses (6 credits) in databases and data science. The remaining credits (9) are elective credits to be selected from such areas as communication and collaboration, digital curation, digital libraries, information assurance, project management, mashups, research, scripting, statistics, technologies, and visualization.

All candidates should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent. In addition, it is recommended that potential students have a strong background in science, statistics, research, and/or information technology. Applicants should have an interest in interdisciplinary work focused on managing big data using information technologies as tools. Prospective students who have an interest in data science, but lack the recommended undergraduate background, are encouraged to inquire. Individual consultations are available for such prospective students to explore their potential candidacy.



This certificate required 15 graduate credits. All course are 3 graduate credits unless specified otherwise.