Like a departmental minor, certificate programs offer a specific academic focus but differ by being interdisciplinary, allowing students to combine related courses in different disciplines to explore a common theme. Students who earn certificates demonstrate their intellectual commitment to a subject and their competence in scholarly areas, which can prove valuable at the graduate level or in the workplace.
Certificate programs are available to all UWM undergraduates and, in most cases, to students who have previously earned a bachelor’s degree from UWM or any other accredited institution. Others may be able to enroll as non-degree students if they meet UWM admission requirements. Certificates are awarded at the time of graduation or upon completion of the program requirements.
**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. We are happy to announce that Sociology, along with Political Science, have developed the “Quantitative Social Data Analysis” (QSDA) certificate program. For more information, please visit Quantitative Social Data Analysis
The Sociology Department also participates in the following certificate programs:
- American Indian Studies
- Asian Studies
- Childhood and Adolescence Studies
- Comparative Ethnic Studies
- Cultures and Communities
- Latin American and Caribbean Studies
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies
- Latino Studies
- Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution
- Quantitative Social Data Analysis
- Urban Studies