**New Certificate** in Quantitative Social Data Analysis
After taking Sociology 261 (Introduction to Statistical Thinking in Sociology) or another 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.
Sociology department offers the Quantitative Social Data Analysis (QSDA) certificate program. The admission to the QSDA certificate program requires an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
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:
- Introductory statistics (3-4 credits);
- Research methods (3-4 credits);
- GIS (3 credits);
- Multiple regression (3 credits); and
- Electives (3-4 credits).
|Introduction to Statistics in African and African Diaspora Studies|
|Quantitative Analysis in Geography|
|The Quantitative Analysis of Historical Data|
|Introduction to Statistical Thinking in Sociology|
|Research Methods in African & African Diaspora Studies|
|Quantitative Research in Communication|
|Introduction to Political Science Research|
|Research Methods in Psychology|
|Research Methods in Sociology|
|Methods of Social Welfare Research|
|Anthropological Applications of GIS|
|Analysis Oriented Technology: Spatial Data Analysis; Crime Mapping; ArcGIS|
|Introduction to Geographic Information Science|
|Introduction to Anthropological Statistics|
|Research Methods for Economics|
|Statistics for Economists|
|Introduction to Econometrics|
|Political Data Analysis|
|Social Data Analysis Using Regression|
|Choose one: 1|
|Economic Forecasting Methods|
|Geographic Information Science|
|Advanced Psychological Statistics|
Other courses not on this list but relevant to quantitative social data analysis may be accepted with the approval of the Certificate Program Coordinator. A student making such a request must submit syllabi from the courses involved to the coordinator.
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.