Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2019-11
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee,
Date of First Reading: August 27, 2018
Date of Second Reading: September 24, 2018
Title of Motion: Request from the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences – School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences - for the establishment of an undergraduate certificate – Data Science
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: The Data Science certificate program offered by the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences combines the strengths of database skills with interdisciplinary computational statistics. The strategic combination of computing and statistics will develop students' expertise in the design and analysis of data. The Data Science certificate is intended to serve students interested in a variety of career fields, including statistics, business, and network administration, or for those who intend to pursue graduate and professional schools.