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Quantitative Research Analytics in the Social Sciences

Program Description

Research is paramount to the social sciences fields, and subsequent comprehension of the collected data is even more important. Develop your data analytic skills in an interdisciplinary social science context with the Quantitative Research Analytics in Social Sciences Certificate. Through coursework in subjects such as Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Geographic Information Sciences (GIS), and Economics, students learn analytical skills in three areas: implementing statistical analyses, performing research methodology, and communicating research findings.  Ultimately, the certificate helps student understand how data can be collected, described, understood, and used to make inferences, skills which are valuable in a variety of fields and careers. The program is divided into six areas: probability and introductory statistics, research methodology, statistical analysis, communication, an “additional expertise” area allowing students to further hone technical skills in social sciences fields, with a culminating capstone experience rounding out the curriculum.

Academic and Career Opportunities

A variety of involvement opportunities can be used to supplement your coursework. Consider joining the Anthropology Club, Psi Chi (the International Honor Society in Psychology), or the Geography Club. Apply to become a CSBS Solutions Scholar, or complete an internship or research project to gain additional experience in your field. Upon graduation, the certificate will help prepare you for careers in areas of the social sciences—such as economics, business, political science, or GIS—or nearly any allied field that requires data analysis. With additional study at the graduate level, careers as psychologists, sociologists, researchers, and university professors are also possible.

Last Updated: 8/21/23