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Current Badging Opportunities

The University of Maryland has partnered with CAPITAL CoLab to issue the Generalist Digital Technology credential. There are multiple pathways students can pursue to earn this credential.



Government & Politics Pathway


Geographical Sciences
Pathway


Information Science
Pathway


Computer Science
Pathway



    Requirements:
  • Complete GVPT201 “Scope and Methods for Political Science Research”
    AND GVPT320 “Advanced Empirical Research”
  • Complete INST366 "Privacy, Security and Ethics for Big Data”
    OR two modules offered in edX Edge
  • Complete a reflection on how these activities have helped develop the skills represented by the badge

Contact: Katherine Russell at bsos-ugdean@umd.edu

    Requirements:
  • Complete GEOG306 “Introduction to Quantitative Methods for the Geographical Environmental Sciences”
    OR GEOG373 “Geographic Information Systems”
    OR GEOG498N “Topical Investigations; Spatial Data Mining”
  • Complete INST366 “Privacy, Security and Ethics for Big Data”
    OR two modules offered in edX Edge
  • Complete a reflection on how these activities have helped develop the skills represented by the badge

Contact: Katherine Russell at bsos-ugdean@umd.edu

    Requirements:
  • Complete INST314 “Statistics for Information Science”
    AND INST346 “Technologies, Infrastructure and Architecture”
    AND INST366 “Privacy, Security and Ethics for Big Data”
    AND INST462 “Introduction to Data Visualization”
  • Complete a reflection on how these activities have helped develop the skills represented by the badge

Contact: Ron Padron at rapadron@umd.edu

    Requirements:
  • Complete CMSC250 “Discrete Structures”
    AND CMSC320 “Introduction to Data Science”
  • Complete STAT400 “Applied Probability and Statistics I” (or equivalent)
  • Complete CMSC351 “Algorithms”
    OR CMSC420 “Advanced Data Structures”
  • Complete CMSC421 “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence”
    OR CMSC422 “Introduction to Machine Learning”
    OR CMSC435 “Software Engineering” OR CMSC424 “Database Design”
  • Complete CMSC427 “Computer Graphics”
    OR CMSC434 “Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction”
    OR CMSC471 “Introduction to Data Visualization” (formerly CMSC498O)
  • Complete INST366 “Privacy, Security and Ethics for Big Data”
    OR edX Edge Module on Data Ethics
  • Complete CMSC330 “Organization of Programming Languages”
  • Complete CMSC414 “Computer and Network Security”
    OR CMSC456 “Cryptography”
  • Complete a reflection on how these activities have helped develop the skills represented by the badge

Contact: David Turner at ugrad@cs.umd.edu



Enrolling in Digital Tech Credential: Generalist

To enroll in one of these pathways, please e-mail the contact person listed above. They will then be able to enroll you in the corresponding Portfolium pathway. Once you accept the invitation to enroll, you will be able to track your progress toward earning the badge in Portfolium.



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