1151 USD/credit 13812 USD/full
1151 USD/credit 13812 USD/full
1151 USD/credit 13812 USD/full
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The Date Science Foundations post-baccalaureate certificate at Colorado School of Mines creates the base on which to build professional skills in data science.

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The foundation of Data Science is built on statistics and computer science. Having a grounding in these two disciplines, along with seeing examples of applications to data analysis, provides the base to learn new methods and build expertise.


The Date Science Foundations post-baccalaureate certificate at Colorado School of Mines  is an online or residential program focusing on the foundational concepts in statistics and computer science that support the explosion of new methods for interpreting data in its many forms. The Certificate balances an introduction to data science with teaching basic skills in applying methods in statistics and machine learning to analyze data.  Students will gain a perspective on the kinds of problems that can be solved by data intensive methods and will also acquire new analysis skills outside of the certificate. Moreover, the coursework will cover a broad range of applications, making it relevant for varied scientific and engineering domains. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning
  • Statistical Methods
  • Key Statistical Learning Methods 

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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


12 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Not Required. Suggested if GPA is less than 3.0/4.0
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s). 

Prerequisite Courses

  • Programming and Data Structures (CSCI 261-262)
  • Linear Algebra (MATH 332)
  • Probability (MATH 334) or equivalent courses at another institution and earning a B grade or higher

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13812 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1151 USD per credit
  • National

    13812 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1151 USD per credit
  • In-State

    13812 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1151 USD per credit

Living costs for Golden

950 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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