Increase Your Value In 10 Months
Increase Your Value In 10 Months

The Online Computational Data Science Certificate

Technology is evolving every day. How do you stack up?

The online Computational Data Science Certificate is an accelerated pathway to learning essential data science concepts, theories, and applications for today’s future-focused businesses. In less time (and for less money) than a master’s in computational data science or computer science, you’ll gain practical skills in computing, data science, and machine learning to move up in your current career or pivot into new fields.

Program Details

  • Offered 100% online
  • Asynchronous classes
  • Three start dates per year: in spring, summer, and fall
  • 12 credits to completion
  • Can apply credits toward master’s program

How You’ll Excel At Bradley

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Our Faculty, Your Mentors

With smaller cohorts and a low faculty/student ratio, you’ll get the personalized attention your career deserves.

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Increase Your Value In The Job Market

Take intensive courses in high-demand areas such as data science, machine learning, and data mining, and immediately apply them to your work.

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Tap Into Our Extensive Networks

Expand your contacts and join Bradley alumni at some of the top companies in the U.S., including Apple, Microsoft, HP, Caterpillar, and GE.

Stand Out In Top Tech Jobs

Considering an online Master of Science (M.S.) in Computer Science or a Computational Data Science Certificate to take your career to the next level? Your journey starts here. Complete the form to get a program brochure for Bradley University’s Computer Science and Information Systems Department online programs.

Get valuable insights into the online experience, learn more about Bradley University’s course offerings, and see where an advanced education can take you.

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Bradley University is authorized to deliver online programs to US citizens and permanent residents residing in the United States. International students are encouraged to inquire about on-campus opportunities by visiting Bradley University International Admissions.

What Is Computational Data Science?

Computational data science combines elements of data science, statistics, machine learning, and mathematics to apply to the full life cycle of a data analysis project: data mining, organization, analysis, and reporting. It includes many of the fundamentals of computer science but seeks new applications in data science projects.

You can find out more about computational data science learning outcomes by reviewing the full curriculum.

Course Descriptions That Match Job Descriptions

Even the most experienced data science professionals will need to learn new skills and technologies, as disciplines like AI and machine learning continue to evolve. To help you stay ahead of the latest advancements, every course in the online Computational Data Science Certificate is directly informed by faculty experiences and job market demands. These are also the exact same courses in the online M.S. in Computer Science program and are fully transferable to that program.

Program Takeaways

  • Data science
  • Computer programming
  • Machine learning
  • Statistics
  • Database management
  • AI

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Course Spotlight

CS 563 - Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (3 hours)

Even the most experienced data science professionals will need to learn new skills and technologies, as disciplines like AI and machine learning continue to evolve. To help you stay ahead of the latest advancements, every course in the online Computational Data Science Certificate is directly informed by faculty experiences and job market demands. These are also the exact same courses in the online M.S. in Computer Science program and are fully transferable to that program.

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"The curriculum, with its diverse range of courses and hands-on projects, equipped me with in-depth knowledge of cutting-edge technologies and software systems.”
— John D., M.S. in Computer Science ‘21

Admissions At A Glance

Online Computational Data Science Certificate program requirements:

  • Completed application form
  • Copies of undergraduate transcripts for all schools attended
  • Graduate or senior standing in CS or CIS, or CS 210 or CIS 210 or equivalent
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0*
  • Resume and two letters of recommendation

*GPA of 2.5-2.99 may be accepted with conditional acceptance. Talk to an Admission Advisor to evaluate your options.

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What Jobs Can You Get With An Online Computational Data Science Certificate?

One of the biggest benefits of a graduate certificate in computational data science is that you do not need a computer science or data science background to complete the program and find success in the field. It is also a more manageable commitment that allows you to continue working while you learn. This means you can receive some of the same learning outcomes in a shorter amount of time and have an immediate impact on your resume.

Earning a graduate certificate from Bradley can help you land these sought-after positions:

  • Technical support specialist
  • Data scientist
  • Junior developer
  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • Data analyst

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Faculty Spotlights

Young Park

Young Park

Program Director and Professor

Vladimir Uskov

Vladimir Uskov

Professor and Co-Director, InterLabs Research Institute

Yun Wang

Yun Wang

Department Chair and Associate Professor

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Where Bradley Graduates Have Worked

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to expect from a computational data science course?

In the online graduate certificate courses, you can expect to to master the computational skills and tools used in data science, grasp the full lifecycle of a data mining project, deploy various state-of-the-art data science tool boxes (e.g., TensorFlow), and use popular programming languages for data science projects, such as R and Python.

How to apply for a computational data science certificate?

To apply for this computational data science certificate, you’ll need to submit a completed application form; a $40 application fee; copies of undergraduate transcripts for all schools attended; a resume; two letters of recommendation; and a personal essay. You can find all of the application and admission requirements on the Admissions page.

ADMISSIONS DATES AND DEADLINES

Summer 2024

Apr
15
Final Application Deadline
April 15, 2024
Summer 2024
May
15
Start Date
May 15, 2024
Summer 2024

Fall 2024

Jul
20
Final Application Date
July 20, 2024
Fall 2024
Aug
21
Start Date
August 21, 2024
Fall 2024

Spring 2025

Nov
15
Final Application Deadline
November 15, 2024
Spring 2025
Jan
22
Start Date
January 22, 2025
Spring 2025

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