Project Description


Overview | Curriculum | Careers

Data Science is the study of methods to manage, analyze and extract knowledge from data. Industry and government need an educated workforce with the necessary expertise to make use of the enormous volumes of data available to them. Due to their extensive expertise and facilities, the departments of Mathematical Sciences and Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science have jointly designed the Data Science certificate. This 15-credit certificate program has two tracks: Computer Science (CS) and Mathematical Sciences (MathSci). Only the Computer Science track is available online. The Data Science certificate draws the 15 credits from Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics.

Online Curriculum:

The program is open to students who satisfy the prerequisite courses required for each course in the certificate curriculum. The Computer Science track requires two core courses and three elective courses for a total of 15 credits. All five courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

All the courses listed below are available online; some of the online courses are offered in a “Videotaped” formatin which live class lectures are recorded and posted online the same day in a video streaming format. Depending on the course, students may be required to take exams either on campus or at an approved testing center (additional charges may apply for remote testing centers).

Computer Science Track Core Courses: (6 credits)

Students must take both of the following courses; both of these courses are available online:

Course #  Course Title Credits
CAP 4773 Introduction to Data Science and Analytics 3
STA 4821 Stochastic Models for Computer Science 3


Computer Science Track Elective Courses: (9 credits)

Students must select 3 of the following courses; all of the courses listed are available online:

Course # Course Title Credits
CAP 4613 Introduction to Deep Learning 3
CAP 4630 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 3
CAP 4770 Introduction to Data Mining and Machine Intelligence 3
CEN 4400 Introduction to Computer Systems Performance Evaluation 3
COP 3540 Introduction to Database Structures 3
COP 4703 Applied Database Systems 3


  • Data Scientist
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Analyst

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Degree Details
College College of
Engineering and
Computer Science
Degree type Certificate
*Cost per credit
- In State (FL) $201.29
- Out of State (FL) $719.84
Credits needed to graduate 120 (62 in the major)
* cost per credit and total cost are calculated using tuition per credit and associated fees for the current academic year. It does not include course materials, textbook expenses, and other potential expenses related to individual courses. See academic calendar for our quarter term schedule.
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