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Geography Majors and minors can now apply to the exciting new Certificate in Applied Data Science (CADS) in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS). The Certificate is a great opportunity for Geographers to continue to build data science qualifications and ultimately apply them in a ‘practicum’ to wrap up the certificate requirements. The program is designed specifically for students who are not in computer science or other majors that are exclusively focused in this realm, and as a result, fills really nice skill-building and professional development niches for geographers who are already developing data science skills and applying them to real world issues. This is a great way to demonstrate the applied significance of geography credentials.

If this sounds interesting to you please consider the following steps:

  1. Have a look at the informational poster and the certificate requirements. Note that all of the requirements will be online courses, and that courses start fall 2020. The certificate is completed over 4 terms. There are three courses (two of the courses are comprised of two 1.5 credit hour courses that are stacked together to make semester long instruction) and a capstone (this is an applied project that will speak to the your interests in Geography and be supervised either by faculty or a partner in a business, NGO, think tank, etc).
  2. If you are interested, please contact a professor in the department with whom you have taken a class so that he or she can nominate you for the certificate.
  3. Once you are nominated by a faculty member, you will receive an online application for the certificate program from SILS. In this first cohort, SILS will accept 5 students from geography.


Link to the flyer.

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