The undergraduate Certificate in Large Data Analysis requires a minimum of 18 s.h. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in work for the certificate. The certificate may be earned by any student admitted to the University of Iowa who is not concurrently enrolled in a UI graduate or professional degree program.

Students majoring in computer science, mathematics, or statistics may count a maximum of 6 s.h. of course work for their major toward the certificate. Students pursuing other majors should consult with their major advisors to ascertain whether they may count certificate course work toward their majors.

Most of the certificate courses have prerequisites not included in the certificate requirements. Students need to select courses for which they have met the prerequisites.

Some of the prerequisites (or their equivalents) for the certificate include the following.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

CS:1210 | Computer Science I: Fundamentals | 4 |

MATH:1850 | Calculus I | 4 |

or MATH:1550 | Engineering Mathematics I: Single Variable Calculus | |

MATH:1860 | Calculus II | 4 |

or MATH:1560 | Engineering Mathematics II: Multivariable Calculus | |

MATH:2700 | Introduction to Linear Algebra | 4 |

STAT:2010 | Statistical Methods and Computing | 3 |

or STAT:2020 | Probability and Statistics for the Engineering and Physical Sciences |

The Certificate in Large Data Analysis requires the following course work.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

Level I | ||

Both of these: | ||

MATH:3800/CS:3700 | Elementary Numerical Analysis | 3 |

STAT:3200/IE:3760/IGPI:3200 | Applied Linear Regression | 3 |

Level II | ||

Two of these: | ||

CS:4700/MATH:4860 | High Performance and Parallel Computing | 3 |

MATH:4820/CS:4720 | Optimization Techniques | 3 |

MSCI:3200 | Database Management | 3 |

or CS:2420 | Databases for Informatics | |

or CS:4400 | Database Systems | |

STAT:4580/IGPI:4580 | Data Visualization and Data Technologies | 3 |

Level III | ||

One of these: | ||

CS:5430 | Machine Learning | 3 |

CS:5630 | Cloud Computing Technology | 3 |

IE:4172 | Big Data Analytics | 3 |

MSCI:3500 | Data Mining | 3 |

MSCI:4480/CS:4480/ECE:4480/IGPI:4480 | Knowledge Discovery | 3 |

STAT:4540/IGPI:4540 | Statistical Learning | 3 |

Capstone Course | ||

This course: | ||

CS:4740/IGPI:4740/MATH:4740/STAT:4740 | Large Data Analysis (should be taken within 30 s.h. of graduation) | 3 |