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The 15-credit certificate program in Big Data Analytics is designed to address the needs of professionals with a Bachelor of Science or a Master of Science degree in Information Science or a related field in order to expand their professional skills and qualifications in effectively handling large amounts of disparate data.

Download a copy of our information sheet and application checklist.


Core Courses

Post-bachelor’s students must complete the following three courses with a grade of B- or better:

Post-master’s students must complete the following three courses with a grade of B or better:


Elective Courses


CNSS Certifications

Students completing the SAIS CAS will be eligible for the following Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) Certifications:

  • CNSS 4011 (Information Security Professionals – INFOSEC),
  • CNSS 4012 (Designated Approving Authority – DAA), and
  • CNSS 4013 (System Administrators in Information Security Systems – INFOSEC).

Students who chose TELCOM 2813 Security Management and TELCOM 2825 Network Systems and Network Infrastructure Protection additionally receive the following CNSS certificates:

  • CNSS 4014 (Information Security Officers – Advanced Level) or
  • CNSS 4015 (System Certifiers).