A certificate program is a designated set of courses that complements a degree program by enhancing the development of skills and knowledge in a focused area of study or provides intensive professional training. Certificates may be obtained by non-majors as well as students majoring in computer science.
The ICS Department offers two undergraduate certificates:
- The Creative Computational Media Certificate (CCM) provides students and industry professionals with training necessary to enter exciting and lucrative immersive media job markets, such as video game and eSports design and development, digital film production and special effects, new media theatre and dance performance, interactive digital media installation development, and exhibit design for museums, theme parks, or marketing/advertising. CCM is offered in collaboration with the Academy for Creative Media (ACM), the Department of Theatre & Dance (Arts and Humanities), the Department of Electrical Engineering (College of Engineering), and the Department of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) (College of Natural Sciences).
- The Data Science Certificate (DSC) provides students and industry professionals with training in modern computational tools for manipulating, visualizing, and extracting insights from data. This programming-intensive program prepares students to work in the high-demand, lucrative field of data science. DSC is offered by the Department of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) in collaboration with the Hawaii Data Science Institute and other data-intensive departments at UH Manoa.