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. Students also complete 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.