Certificate in Data Science

Certificate in Data Science

This certificate is intended for students completing a Bachelor of Computer Science or a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, but is open to currently registered Dalhousie students in all Faculties; it will not be open for direct application.

This certificate requires a student to take three required courses and three electives from a list of elective courses with at least a C in each of them. Required courses are:

Elective courses are:

  • CSCI 4125: High Performance Computing
  • CSCI 4141: Information Retrieval
  • CSCI 4144: Introduction to Data Mining and Data Warehousing
  • CSCI 4152: Natural Language Processing
  • CSCI 4155: Machine Learning
  • CSCI 4156: Reinforcement Learning with Gaming Applications
  • CSCI 4166: Visualization
  • STAT 2080: Statistical methods for Data Analysis and Inference
  • STAT 3340: Regression and Analysis of Variance


Note that to obtain a certificate, the degree requirements must be satisfied.  To be awarded a Certificate, students must apply to graduate with a Certificate at the time they apply to graduate from their degree program.