Artificial Intelligence Certificate

Department of Computer Science, College of Information Science & Technology

Vision Statement

The objective of the certificate in artificial intelligence is to expose students to the principles and technologies used to embody machines with human-like intelligent capabilities and to enable the machines to assist humans in performing complex and hazardous tasks.  Students completing this certificate program have an opportunity to learn as well as perform hands-on experiments in different areas of artificial intelligence, including automated software systems such as software agents, multi-agent and multi-robot systems, machine vision and image processing technologies, neural network-based adaptive software systems, heuristics and stochastic optimization techniques for critical decision making, and machine learning and knowledge engineering techniques that embed intelligence in computers and information systems. 

Program Contact Information

Yuliya Lierler, PhD, Graduate Program Chair (GPC)
280D Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) 
402.554.4911
ylierler@unomaha.edu

Ms. Leslie Planos, Advisor
176C Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI)
402.554.2073
lplanos@unomaha.edu

Ms. Vanessa Hatfield-Reeker, Advisor
175C Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI)
402.554.3819
vhatfield@unomaha.edu

Program Website

Admissions

Application Deadlines (Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021)

  • Fall: July 1
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: March 1

Program-Specific Requirements

  • Resume
    • Submit a resume detailing your work experience and background (if applicable).
  • Applicants are required to have a command of oral and written English.  Those who do not hold a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from the United States, OR a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from a predetermined country on the waiver list, must meet the minimum language proficiency score requirement in order to be considered for admission.

    • A minimum score of 550 on the written TOEFL: 80 internet-based; 6.5 IELTS; or 53 PTE is required for this program.

  • Applicants with International Transcripts: Any applicant to this program who has completed undergraduate or graduate coursework at an international higher education institution outside of the United States may submit transcripts and degree certificates (with an English translation) in lieu of a course-by-course transcript evaluation from World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), or Educational Perspectives.  This graduate program will conduct an in-house credential evaluation of your transcript(s).
    • UNO reserves the right to require a course-by-course evaluation from WES, ECE, or Educational Perspectives if the program is unable to complete an evaluation, or should there be any questions or concerns about the documentation that is received. You will be notified by the individual program if an external course-by-course evaluation is required.
    • *Note: If you are admitted, official transcripts and degree certificates (with an English translation)/official course-by-course transcript evaluation, and any applicable official exam scores are required.

Artificial Intelligence

The objective of the certificate in artificial intelligence is to expose students to the principles and technologies used to embody machines with human-like intelligent capabilities and to enable the machines to assist humans in performing complex and hazardous tasks. Students completing this certificate program have an opportunity to learn as well as perform hands-on experiments in different areas of artificial intelligence, including automated software systems such as software agents, multi-agent and multi-robot systems, machine vision and image processing technologies, neural network-based adaptive software systems, heuristics and stochastic optimization techniques for critical decision making, and machine learning and knowledge engineering techniques that embed intelligence in computers and information systems.

Degree Requirements

Provisional Admission

Students who have not taken an undergraduate data structures course with a grade of “B-" or better must do so before they will be allowed to continue in the program.

CSCI 2030MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE3
CSCI 3320/8325DATA STRUCTURES (or equivalent)3
CSCI 3660THEORY OF COMPUTATION3
Required Course
CSCI 8456INTRODUCTION TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE3
Electives
Select three of the following:9
ADVANCED TOPICS IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
IMAGE PROCESSING AND COMPUTER VISION
ADVANCED TOPICS IN NATURAL LANGUAGE UNDERSTANDING
PATTERN RECOGNITION
MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS AND GAME THEORY
ALGORITHMS FOR ROBOTICS
Total Credits12