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Value of an Undergraduate Certificate

Are you interested in enhancing your studies with an undergraduate certificate? In addition to major areas of study, UTSA offers a variety of programs that provide valuable contributions to students' academic careers. While pursuing a certificate, students have the opportunity to explore personal interests and passions outside of their major program or complement their current major, helping them further stand out in the job market.

Why Pursue a Certificate in Data Science?

With the rise of big data, there’s a real demand for specialized knowledge in data science. UTSA Data Science students will gain foundational knowledge as well as practical skills in data curation, data analytics, data visualization, data mining, and machine learning.

Understanding how to gather, analyze, interpret, and visualize data is a valuable skill in all disciplines. Upon completing this certificate, students will be prepared to apply data science in fields such as business, engineering, education, defense and security, natural sciences, humanities, health care, and social sciences.

Apply Certificate Courses to Your Degree

One of the added benefits of the Certificate in Data Science is the ability to apply courses from this program to a BA or BS degree. Depending on program requirements, and with approval of the undergraduate advisor of record of the degree program, you may be able to apply coursework taken for this certificate directly to your major area of study.

What You’ll Study

Students must complete five courses to receive this certificate:

  • Either DS 3023 Statistical Analysis for Data Science or STA 3003 Applied Statistics
  • DS 4003 – Introduction to Data Science
  • DS 4013 – Programming for Data Science
  • DS 4023 – Data Organization and Visualization
  • DS 4033 – Data Mining and Machine Learning

All five courses are offered online asynchronously (at your own time). No prior knowledge in programming or advanced mathematics is required.

Prerequisites

Some course offerings for this certificate require prerequisites. Interested students should contact the Certificate Program Advisor for more information about pursuing this program.

Adding a Certificate


Add On to Your Major - recommended path
Currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree program and looking to enhance your degree with an undergraduate certificate? Contact the Certificate Program Advisor listed below, and request permission to enter into the program. Approval to enter into a certificate program must be granted by the Certificate Program Advisor and the Dean of the college in which the certificate program is housed.

Non-Degree Seeking Student
Not currently pursuing an undergraduate degree at UTSA but interested in an undergraduate certificate program? You can apply as a non-degree seeking student. Prospective students must apply for admission to UTSA as non-degree seeking and indicate on their application their interest in an undergraduate certificate. Prospective students are required to meet UTSA's admission requirements for special students at the undergraduate level. Once admitted, students can contact the Certificate Program Advisor listed below, and request permission to enter into their desired program. Approval to enter into a certificate program must be granted by the Certificate Program Advisor and the Dean of the college in which the certificate program is housed.

Certificate Program Advisor

Reyna Tostado, M.Ed.

210-458-5191

Reyna.Tostado@utsa.edu