Applied data science is a multidisciplinary area of study that, in the era of so-called “big data,” supports evidence-based decision making. Wesleyan's Applied Data Science Certificate is designed to supplement work in any discipline through the development and integration of appropriate computational and statistical analysis techniques and systems. 

What You'll Study

  • The Applied Data Science Certificate program includes eight courses: one basic knowledge course; two mathematical, statistical and computing foundation courses, each from a different group; two applied data science courses; two credits in applied electives; and a one-credit data analysis practicum capstone that includes an ethics and epistemology seminar discussion, as well as completing an independent data science project.
  • Because the certificate emphasizes a “learning-by-doing” approach, you'll be working with real-world data addressing real-world problems in a highly collaborative environment both inside and outside the classroom.