Data Science Badge.

Micro-credentials

Data Science

The data science micro-credential program provides basic training in data science practice and communications. 

You will have the opportunity to engage in project-based learning, experiential learning, and integrative learning within a curriculum that weaves together introductory data science concepts, data science communications and visualization concepts, and professional competencies. This credit-bearing program is open to undergraduate students.

Who is Eligible?

This micro-credential program is designed for undergraduate engineering majors at UB. However, undergraduate students from other majors at UB are welcome to participate in the program. Interested students must:

  1. Be in good academic standing within an approved major at the University at Buffalo.
  2. Complete Calculus 2 (MTH 142) and a computer programming course (CSE 115, EAS 230, EAS 240) with grades of 'C' or better.
  3. Have minimum overall and UB cumulative GPAs of 2.5.
     

Benefits to Students

  • Add a data science specialization to your resume
  • Receive support securing an internship in data science
  • Develop a portfolio to demonstrate your skills in data science

Skills Learned

  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
  • Digital Technology
  • Oral/Written Communications
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork/Collaboration

Credit Options: Credit-bearing
Time to Completion: 3 Semesters
Instruction Method: In person

Badge Requirements

To receive a Data Science badge, students must complete the following:

Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded a UB–issued digital badge through Acclaim and the program will be noted on your academic transcript. Acclaim is a platform for creating, issuing and managing digital badges. If you have questions about using Acclaim please contact the Office of Micro-Credentials.

How to Apply

Student can apply for the micro-credential in Data Science online through the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences by submitting a Major/Minor Change Application form.

For questions about this micro-credential, contact the program coordinator, Jeff Errington.