Loyola University Maryland

Data Science

Data Science Micro-Credentials

Foundations of Analytics/Data Science Micro-Credential

To provide professional development opportunities, Loyola’s Data Science program offers two Micro-Credentials. Both consist of the fundamental courses of the three disciplines in our Data Science graduate program. The two credentials are an Analytics Micro-Credential and a Data Science Micro-Credential.

Analytics Micro-Credential

  • CS701 Introduction to Programming (currently offered in the fall semester)
  • DS730 Introduction to Data Science (currently offered in the fall semester)
  • ST710 Statistical Computing (currently offered in the spring semester)

Data Science Micro-Credential

  • CS703 Programming for Data Science (currently offered in the fall semester)
  • DS730 Introduction to Data Science (currently offered in the fall semester)
  • ST710 Statistical Computing (currently offered in the spring semester)

These courses provide the essential foundational skills that need to be developed to become an analyst/data scientist.

Students enrolling in the Micro-Credential program will be registered as nondegree students. For regulations guiding nondegree students please refer to the Loyola Course Catalogue.

The successful completion of the credential requires students maintain a minimum B average in the three courses. The receipt of grades of C+ or lower in the first two courses taken will result in dismissal from the Micro-Credential program. The receipt of one F will result in dismissal from the program. These dismissals are subject to the regular appeal process.

Students must apply for the non-degree program through the online application portal. Applicants will submit the application form and transcripts from all previous universities; at this time, students will be required to pay an application fee. The application will be reviewed to assess the student’s background in computer programming and statistics. At a minimum, students are recommended to have taken an introductory statistics course. Additionally, only those with prior experience in computer programming may start in the Data Science Micro-credential.

Upon completion of the Micro-credential, a student may choose to apply to the Master of Science in Data Science program through the standard application process. The application fee will be waived, and the process streamlined.

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Paul Tallon
Faculty

Paul Tallon, Ph.D.

As a professor of information systems, Dr. Tallon yearns for his students to engage in the burgeoning world of technology

Information Technology and Operations Management