The 18 credit advanced certificate offers students an introduction to the highly valued and marketable data analysis, manipulation and modeling techniques in the social sciences. This program is optimal for students interested in building marketable skills in data analysis, those who seek a rigorous introduction to graduate-level coursework or current graduate students in the social sciences.
To earn the advanced certificate, you must complete a course in the areas outlined below, for a total of 18 credits:
|Semester 1: Fall||Semester 2: Spring|
Basic Statistics (3 credits) – choose one
Intermediate Statistics for Social Sciences (3 credits) – choose one
Computational text manipulation (3 credits) – choose one
Advanced Statistics for Social Sciences (3 credits) – choose one
Research methods I (3 credits) – choose one
Research Methods II (3 credits) – choose one
|Semester Total: 9 credits||Semester Total: 9 credits|
Note: If you are a current graduate student in a master’s or PhD program in the College of Arts and Sciences, please complete this form. You may be exempted from completing a full formal application. If you are a current graduate student at UB, but outside of the College, you may be granted admission to the advanced certificate upon completing the online application.
Admissions guidelines for the program are as follows:
Domestic students not enrolled at UB are eligible to pursue the advanced certificate on a standalone basis; international students must be concurrently enrolled in a graduate program at UB to be eligible for admission to the certificate.