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Certificate in Applied Data Science

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The Certificate in Applied Data Science is open to any undergraduate student at the University of Alberta. The certificate offers a set of required courses to ensure that students completing it have a good understanding of key areas of modern data science. One of the required courses is a capstone course, which provides the students with the opportunity of applying in practical scenarios the knowledge gained in the other courses. The certificate also offers a set of elective courses that allow the students to apply data science in a particular domain.

To be awarded the certificate students must apply through Bear Tracks with their application to graduate by the application deadline for convocation (see Academic Schedule ).

Students may pursue the Certificate in Applied Data Science by fulfilling existing requirements for majors, minors, or honors in their respective disciplines, and by completing 18 units as follows:

Certificate Requirements

9 units from any of the following subject areas (see Note 2)


  1. INT D 491  is normally taken once all other certificate requirements have been completed.
  2. Where possible, these 9 units are normally taken from the student’s Major/Honors subject area or their home Department/Faculty.
  3. Credit cannot be obtained for both CMPUT 367  and CMPUT 466 .

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