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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Fundamental Data Science and Analytics

University of Calgary

University of Calgary
An interdisciplinary, graduate-level certificate program in Fundamental Data Science and Analytics to equip students to apply the fundamental, core concepts and tools of data thinking to their work in any industry or sector, and appeal to a wide audience, including professionals who want to advance in their current career/industry, or pivot their careers or change industries.

Admissions and Recruitment Office
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4, Canada

  • Program Type Graduate
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

In addition to the Faculty of Graduate Studies admission requirements, all applicants must meet the following requirements:

A four-year baccalaureate degree from a recognized institution;

A minimum admission grade point average of 3.00 on a four-point scale or equivalent;

The successful completion of the following undergraduate courses:

  • one course in computer programming (such as Computer Science 217, Computer Science 231, Data Science 211, or equivalent)
  • one course in statistics (such as Statistics 205, Statistics 217, Statistics 321, Statistics 327, or equivalent), and
  • one course in either calculus or linear algebra (such as Mathematics 249, 265, 275, or equivalent).

Students who successfully completed the Graduate Certificate in Fundamental Data Science and Analytics with a GPA of 3.00 or higher will meet the minimum admission requirements for the Graduate Diploma in Data Science and Analytics.

Note: In exceptional circumstances, individuals who do not meet formal academic requirements but who have significant life achievement may be considered for admission to this program (see Qualifications). The candidate must provide the Data Science Program Director with evidence demonstrating the potential to successfully undertake this certificate program. Such candidates may also be required to participate in an in-person interview with the Program Director.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2024/08/01 to 2025/07/31*.

  • Tuition $13,818.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $4,878.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $2,226.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated August 29, 2022. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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