Mar 01, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Data Science Undergraduate Certificate

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Coordinator: Adam Spiegler Ph.D.

Telephone: 303-315-1700


Data scientists will have essential competencies in several areas related to analysis of data. In particular, a data scientist should: have strong programming ability in a language popular in data science (e.g., Python, R, Julia); be able to extract, manipulate, and visualize data; have an understanding of probability and statistics in order to quantify uncertainty; be able to build complex models for finding patterns and explaining data. This certificate should provide students with essential skills for introductory data science.

Program Delivery

This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Certificate

See the program advisor for an application form.

General Requirements

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Program Requirements

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours from approved courses.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 6 upper division (3000-level and above) credit hours. 
  3. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- (1.7) in all certificate courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative certificate GPA of 2.25. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the certificate GPA. Students cannot complete certificate or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
  4. Students must complete a minimum of 9 upper division level credit hours with CU Denver faculty.


Four courses are required as detailed below.


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