Quantitative Social Data Analysis (QSDA) Certificate Program

**New Certificate** in Quantitative Social Data Analysis

After taking an introductory statistics courses, students may become interested in learning more advanced statistics and data analysis skills, and would like to obtain a formal credential to help with post-graduation employment. The admission to the QSDA certificate program requires an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.

For more information, please visit Quantitative Social Data Analysis or contact one of the program advisors: Dr. Aki Roberts or Dr. Thomas Holbrook.

Requirements

To obtain the certificate, the student must obtain a grade of at least C in any course used to satisfy the certificate requirements, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 over all courses used for the certificate. Twelve of the 15-18 required credits must be earned in residence at UWM. 9 of the credits must be on the 300-level or above. Courses for the certificate may not be taken on a credit/no credit basis.

Students currently enrolled at UWM who have fulfilled some of the program’s requirements prior to the program’s approval may have their credits applied retroactively to the certificate program.

Students are required to take one course each from 5 areas:

  1. Introductory statistics (3-4 credits);
  2. Research methods (3-4 credits);
  3. GIS (3 credits);
  4. Multiple regression (3 credits); and
  5. Electives (3-4 credits).
Introductory Statistics3-4
Choose one:
AFRIC 220
Introduction to Statistics in African and African Diaspora Studies
ECON 210
Economic Statistics
GEOG 247
Quantitative Analysis in Geography
HIST 595
The Quantitative Analysis of Historical Data
PSYCH 210
Psychological Statistics
SOCIOL 261
Introduction to Statistical Thinking in Sociology
Research Methods3-4
Choose one:
AFRIC 301
Research Methods in African & African Diaspora Studies
COMMUN 370
Quantitative Research in Communication
POL SCI 203
Introduction to Political Science Research
PSYCH 325
Research Methods in Psychology
SOCIOL 361
Research Methods in Sociology
CRM JST 662
Methods of Social Welfare Research
GIS3
Choose one:
ANTHRO 380
Anthropological Applications of GIS
CRM JST 520
Analysis Oriented Technology: Spatial Data Analysis; Crime Mapping; ArcGIS
GEOG 215
Introduction to Geographic Information Science
Multiple Regression3
Choose one:
ANTHRO 568
Introduction to Anthropological Statistics
ECON 310
Research Methods for Economics
ECON 413
Statistics for Economists
ECON 513
Introduction to Econometrics
POL SCI 390
Political Data Analysis
PSYCH 610
Experimental Design
SOCIOL 461
Social Data Analysis Using Regression
Electives3-4
Choose one: 1
ECON 411
Economic Forecasting Methods
GEOG 525
Geographic Information Science
GEOG 547
Spatial Analysis
POL SCI 392
Survey Research
PSYCH 510
Advanced Psychological Statistics
Total Credits15-18

Awarding the Certificate

Students currently involved in baccalaureate studies who successfully complete the requirements of the program will be awarded the certificate at the time of graduation.  Students who already have a bachelor’s degree will receive the certificate upon completion of the program requirements.