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University Catalog 2018-2019 
University Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Big Data

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The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program in Big Data Analytics provides students with the essential skills of managing large volumes of data and, through methodological approaches and software applications, making data-intensive computing and business decisions. This program serves students with a solid quantitative background (i.e., science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and business) and also entry to senior-level professionals whose job duty requires performing data analysis, visualization, and prediction.

Admission Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree with 2.5 or higher GPA. Or Professionals with at least 4 years of IT and its related industr
  • Background in intermediate-level management information systems (CIS 3010), which includes fundamental knowledge of SQL and programming.

U.S Department of Education Gainful Employment Disclosure

For all new post-baccalaureate and graduate certificate programs, the U.S. Department of Education Gainful Employment information must be provided. Below is a template that may be used. Include this information with the description of the program and the required courses on the correct curricular form.

U.S Department of Education Gainful Employment Disclosure

  1. Program: (Insert title of certificate, e.g., Certificate Program in Autism)

        Certificate Program in Big Data Analytics

  1. Occupations that this certificate program prepares students to enter:

(List the occupation, SOC Code, and web address for each occupation.*)


Computer and Information Research Scientists


Computer Systems Analysts


Bioinformatics Scientists


Computer Systems Analysts


Software Developers, Systems Software


Database Administrators


Database Architects

  1. On-time graduation rate for students completing this program:


  1. Cost of Attendance for the entire normal duration (e.g., three quarters, at two courses per quarter) of this certificate program:


Tuition and fees: Based on Fall 2016 at

Fall 2016 Tuition and Fees

0-6 units

6.1 units or more

Graduate/BP Total




Books and supplies: ___complimentary materials given by the instructor_____________

  1. Median loan debt incurred by students who completed this program:


  1. The job placement rate for students completing the program:


*For each program, identify the US Dept of Labor (USDOL) Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code(s) of the occupation(s) that the program prepares students to enter (this may be multiple professions/codes). Also, provide web links to occupational profiles on USDOL’s O*NET web site (, SOC Codes may also be found here.

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