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Data Science Academic Programs at UH

Data science skills, even without a specialization in the subject, provide an edge in today’s job market. The University of Houston’s academic programs in data science and related fields prepare its graduates to be competitive for jobs that require this important skill set. Current and prospective students can choose from a variety of different programs that are designed to fit different needs.

Graduate Certificate in Data Science in Engineering

This program is open to both students currently enrolled in a graduate program at the University of Houston and those who have completed a baccalaureate degree and wish to enroll only in the graduate certificate. The program can be completed in two semesters. It consists of 5 courses (15 credit hours) with a three-course common data science core followed by two domain-specific data-science-oriented courses. One of the latter two courses can be project-oriented or an internship in a Houston area company supervised by a UH faculty member. Internships are coordinated by the HPE DSI.

Data Science Minor for Undergraduate Students

This minor for undergraduate students is offered through the Department of Computer Science. The purpose of the data science minor is to infuse computational thinking into every discipline, going beyond technical skills, and using data science as a way to provide students with the knowledge of data analysis, critical thinking, and analytical solutions design.

This minor is not available to computer science majors or computer science minors.

Please visit the department of Computer Science website for more details and contact information.

Other Academic Degree Programs Related to Data Science


There are several data-science intensive courses offered by various UH departments.

Data Science Training Courses Offered by the HPE Data Science Institute

  • Machine Learning: Data Analytics & Deep Learning (Fall 2019: 8/26-9/20 and 10/18-11/11)
  • Deep Learning using TensorFlow (not offered in Fall 2019)

 HPE DSI Sponsored Courses

  • COSC 6380 - Digital Image Processing (Fall 2019)
  • MATH 6382 - Probability Statistics (Fall 2019)

Data Science Oriented Courses

Here is a list of data science related courses currently offered by departments at the University of Houston.