Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Scientific Data Analytics, Certificate (0496)


Program Coordinator

Zhonghang Xia, zhonghang.xia@wku.edu, (270) 745-6459

Technological advances have produced increasingly large datasets across a diverse range of scientific domains including biology, psychological science, and geography.  As a result, students in scientific disciplines need focused coursework in data analytics. This certificate will serve that need and document that students have acquired this expertise.

Program Admission

Graduate School Admission

Please refer to the admission section of this catalog for Graduate School admission requirements.

Program Requirements (12 hours)

Required Courses
CS 555Data Science3
STAT 549Statistical Methods I 13
Select 6 hours from the following discipline specific courses with large datasets 26
Data Analysis and Interpretation
Experimental Design
Biometry
Thesis Research/Writing
Database Management Systems
Advanced Database Systems
Data Mining Techniques and Tools
Geoscience Statistical Methods
Geoprocessing & GIS Applications
GIS Analysis and Modeling
GIS Programming
Special Topics in Geographic Information Systems
Remote Sensing Applications
Spatial Databases
Experimental Design and Data Analysis
Geoscience Practicum
Thesis Writing and Research
Topics/Physics
Thesis Research / Writing
Advanced Topics in Physics
Analysis of Variance
Correlation and Regression Analysis
Statistics and Psychometric Theory
Readings of Research Psychology
Thesis Research/Writing
Statistical Methods II
Total Hours12