Apr 18, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Data Science Post-baccalaureate Certificate

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Data Science is one of the most promising and in-demand career paths for skilled professionals. Data scientists obtain, manage, analyze, and extract useful information from data. The Post-baccalaureate Certificate program in Data Science at Pacific University is intentionally designed to allow working professional to update their skill set and prepare for a data-driven career in this rapidly growing field. The program consists of 4 courses (14 credits) and provides a solid foundation in data science. Our strategically developed courses focus on building industry-relevant skills.

Students can select one of two tracks:

  • Machine Learning, Fall and Spring semesters of even academic years (e.g. Fall 2024 & Spring 2025);
  • Statistical Learning, Fall and Spring semesters of odd academic years (e.g. Fall 2023 & Spring 2024).

Students in the program form a cohort participating in courses during Fall and Spring semesters of one academic year. A track for the Data Science Post-baccalaureate Certificate is completed in two semesters. All classes in the program are offered in HyFlex format with courses offered synchronously in-person and online.  

Addendum added 03/27/2023 for Introduction and Program Name Change.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this certificate will learn the data cycle of obtaining, curating, managing, processing, exploring, analyzing, and communicating data. They will:

  • Connect abstract mathematics with real-world problems involving data.

  • Apply computational and statistical thinking to the acquisition and analysis of data.

  • Build statistical models and assess them.

  • Become proficient in current statistical, numerical, and visualization software.

  • Communicate their analyses in both written and visual formats.

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