About the Program
The 12-credit-hour Natural Language Processing (NLP) Certificate will provide undergraduate students the confidence and training they need in natural language processing: teaching computers to use language by extracting knowledge from text, and then using that knowledge in meaningful ways. The certificate will signal to employers that students have dedicated the time and energy necessary to develop the skills and confidence for working from these types of data.
The Certificate will service a diverse student population, training both technically-minded students as well as less technically-minded students in the basic skills necessary for gathering insights from NLP data.
Students in this certificate program will complete a set of choices among the core courses while also choosing at least one elective course. Up to 6 units may be shared with a degree requirement (major, minor, General Education) or second certificate.
Declare my Certificate
- Students will able to critically analyze a data science problem to determine how natural language processing techniques might be applied
- Students will be able to code a variety of natural language processing algorithms and techniques and apply them to specific data science problems
- 12 units are required for the certificate
Up to 6 units may be shared with a degree requirement (major, minor, General Education) or second certificate.
All students, including Information Science, Computer Science, and Linguistics major students, may only 'double use' 6 units towards another program of study (major, minor, General Education, or another certificate)
Student will choose either ISTA 130 (4 units, description below), CSC 110 (4 units), LING 201 (3 units), or LING 408 (3 units)
AND student will choose either ISTA 355 (3 units) or LING 388 (3 units)
AND student will take LING/ISTA/CSC 439 (3 units)
Complete at least 3 units from the following courses (ISTA course descriptions below):
- LING 408 (3 units)
- LING 438 (3 units)
- LING 478 (3 units)
- ISTA 131 (3 units)
- ISTA 455 (4 units)
- ISTA 456 (3 units)
- CSC 483 (3 units)