Online Graduate Certificate in Biological Data Science
The graduate certificate in biological data science balances instruction in biology with quantitative methods. This biological data science certificate is ideal for students interested in working at the interface of life sciences, math, statistics and computing. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for careers in a wide range of fields, such as bioinformatics, environmental consulting and research data analysis.
Next start date: 08/18/2022
Total classes: 5
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 15
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What is a biological data science graduate certificate?
The biological data science graduate certificate is designed for life scientists looking to gain a better grasp of large data sets, and data scientists seeking additional insight into the life sciences. Through the courses in this certificate, you’ll gain quantitative and computational skills in data science.
This data science certificate complements a variety of degrees, including:
- Bachelor of Arts in physics.
- Bachelor of Arts in psychology.
- Bachelor of Science in biochemistry.
- Bachelor of Science in biological sciences.
- Bachelor of Science in forensic science.
- Bachelor of Science in justice studies.
- Bachelor of Science in neuroscience.
- Bachelor of Science in sustainability.
What will I learn in a data science certificate?
In this graduate certificate in data science, you’ll learn from faculty who are passionate about bridging the gap between biology and data science. Through your biological data science courses, you’ll become proficient in:
- Biological data analysis.
- Experience with database technologies.
- Programming in Python and R.
- Writing Linux shell scripts for accessing high performance computing resources.
- Writing scientific and statistical hypotheses.
After completing this graduate certificate in data science, you’ll have the foundation needed to enter a broad range of careers that require skills in analytical reasoning, computer programming and database design.
Will my biological data science certificate say ‘online’?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
Courses for the graduate certificate in data science
This data science certificate is made up of the quantitative and computational courses required for the Master of Science in biological data science program. Courses include:
Database Systems and Problem Solving in Python
Statistics for Biological Data Science I
Statistics for Biological Data Science II
Advanced Topics in Human Forensic DNA
Applied Mathematics Techniques in Biology
Integrative Biology I
Integrative Biology II
What careers can I pursue with a certificate in biological data science?
Through the biological data science certificate, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills needed to work with consulting firms and government agencies. You’ll also be prepared to continue your education. Relevant career fields include, but are not limited to:
Admission requirements for the graduate certificate in biological data science
Biological data science graduate certificate applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.
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