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The 15-credit certificate program in Big Data Analytics is designed to address the needs of professionals with a Bachelor of Science or a Master of Science degree in Information Science or a related field in order to expand their professional skills and qualifications in effectively handling large amounts of disparate data.

Big data involves three major dimensions: data size, data rate, and data diversity. Students completing the certificate will gain essential, in-depth knowledge of techniques and technologies relevant for big data management.

The courses offered allow you to tailor your program of study to your individual interests.

Core Courses

Post-Bachelor’s students must complete three of the following courses with a grade of C or better; Post-Master’s students must complete three of the following courses with a grade of B or better:

  • INFSCI 2160 Data Mining
  • INFSCI 2591 Algorithm Design
  • INFSCI 2711 Advanced Topics in Database Management
  • INFSCI 2725 Data Analytics

Elective Courses

Post-Bachelor’s students must complete two of the following courses with a grade of C or better; Post-Master’s students must complete two of the following courses with a grade of B or better:

  • INFSCI 2130 Decision Analysis and Decision Support Systems
  • INFSCI 2140 Information Storage and Retrieval
  • INFSCI 2410 Introduction to Neural Networks
  • INFSCI 2430 Social Computing
  • INFSCI 2801 Geospatial Information Systems (GIS)
  • INFSCI 2802 Mobile GIS and Location-Based Services
  • INFSCI 2809 Advanced Geospatial Information Systems
  • TELCOM 2125 Network Science and Analysis: Networks, Crowds, and Interconnected Worlds
  • LIS 2690 Information Visualization