There are three pillars to Data Science: statistical skills, computer science and domain expertise. This certificate is offered jointly through the Statistics and Computer Science departments. The program blends topics in statistical methods, statistical computing, machine learning and algorithm development to train students to become effective data scientists. The program blends topics in statistical methods, statistical computing, machine learning and algorithm development to train students to become effective data scientists for any domain. Additional skills that students will develop include the ability to work with large databases, and to manage and evaluate data sets and create meaningful output that can be used in effective decision making. More information here. Questions about this program should be directed to **csinfo@cs.umass.edu****.**

### Curriculum

The Certificate is a total of 15 credits and can be completed in one year. It consists of at least two computer science courses and two statistics courses.