Data Science

The Post-Master's Certificate with a data science focus is aimed at professionals who wish to

  • Understand how big data analytics and management skills can be applied to libraries
  • Learn how to conduct big data analysis and visualization to make informed and strategic decisions

 Read more about the Data Science pathway.

All new students in the Post-Master's Certificate program begin their studies by completing a one-unit course that introduces them to our school's sophisticated online learning environment: 203 Online Learning: Tools and Strategies for Success.

Certificate students select a total of 15 units from the Foundation and Recommended Courses in the Data Science pathway. You will have access to a wide range of offerings such as information visualization, big data analytics, data services in libraries, text and data mining, social network analysis and social analytics, digital assets management, enterprise content management and digital preservation, information governance, information assurance, cybersecurity, health informatics.

If you wish, you may select (as one of your classes) to do a 3 unit Internships (Place Based and Virtual). Note:  Certificate students can take only one internship for a maximum of 3 units.

In order to see detailed information regarding course content, check out the class syllabi.

In particular, check out syllabi for Info 246, Info 284, Info 287

Courses are regularly updated to ensure they include the most current content possible. When you are enrolled in a course, you'll have access to the current syllabus for that course, before it begins. As a certificate program student, you are not required to meet prerequisites, but the instructors will expect you to keep up with the class.

Effective Fall 2014 – After completing 16 units required in the Post-Master’s Certificate program, as a final step before earning their certificate, students demonstrate their mastery of the program's student learning outcomes by:

  1. Selecting a communication technology tool of their choice (e.g. screencast, blog)
  2. Using the selected communication technology tool to briefly illustrate how their course work helped them master the Post-Master’s Certificate program's overarching student learning outcomes, as follows:  
  • Demonstrate proficiency in identifying, using, and evaluating current and emerging information and communication technologies
  • Use service concepts, principles, and techniques to connect individuals or groups with accurate, relevant, and appropriate information