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The undergraduate Interdisciplinary Data Analytics Certificate (IDAC) is a collaborative, cross-disciplinary program. The Data Analytics Certificate can be completed by students in conjunction with any major program at UWG. The certificate is designed for students who aspire to work in academic, government, non-profit and business sectors. This certificate requires 12 credit hours (4 courses, one of which must require presentation of data-oriented research). No more than three courses per discipline will count toward the certificate.

For more information, please see the Academic Catalog.

  • Overview

    The undergraduate Interdisciplinary Data Analytics Certificate (IDAC) is a collaborative, cross-disciplinary program. The Data Analytics Certificate can be completed by students in conjunction with any major program at UWG. The certificate is designed for students who aspire to work in academic, government, non-profit and business sectors. This certificate requires 12 credit hours (4 courses, one of which must require presentation of data-oriented research). No more than three courses per discipline will count toward the certificate.

    To apply for the Certificate in Data Analytics fill out the Online Application.

    Program Location

    Carrollton Campus

    Method of Delivery

    Face to Face

    Accreditation

    The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

    The Richards College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - International (AACSB-I).

    Credit and transfer

    Total semester hours required: 12

  • Cost

    This program may be earned entirely face-to-face. However, depending on the courses chosen, a student may choose to take some partially or fully online courses.

    Save money

    UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited universities of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen.

    Details

    • Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
    • The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
    • Face-to-face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
    • Fully or entirely online courses are charged at the general tuition rate plus an eTuition rate BUT with fewer fees and no extra charges to non-Residents.
    • Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they d if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
    • One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, he/she will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
    • For cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Bursar's Office website

    There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

    This program may be earned entirely face-to-face. However, depending on the courses chosen, a student may choose to take some partially or fully online courses.

    Save money

    UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited universities of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen.

    Details

    • Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
    • The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
    • Face-to-face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
    • Fully or entirely online course tuition rates and fees my vary depending on the program. Students enrolled in exclusively online courses do not pay non-Resident rates.
    • Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
    • One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, he/she will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
    • For cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Bursar's Office website

    There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website for more information.

  • Courses

    General

    One of the following courses in Statistics

    • ECON 3402 - Business Statistics I
    • POLS 3601 - Political Science Methods II
    • MATH 2063 - Introductory Statistics
    • MATH 3063 - Applied Statistics
    • CRIM/SOCI 4003 - Statistics in the Social Sciences
    One of the following courses in Research Methods
    • ECON 3406 - Business Statistics II
    • ECON 3460 - Forcasting
    • GEOG 2083 - Introduction to Geographical Analysis
    • MATH 4153 - Applied Mathematical Modeling
    • MATH 4803 - Analysis of Variance
    • MATH 4813 - Regression Analysis
    • MKTG 3808 - Business Research
    • POLS 2601 - Political Science Methods I
    • CRIM/SOCI 4000 - Research Methodology
    • PSYC 4220 - Research Explorations
    • PSYC 4150 - Tests and Measurements
    One of the following courses in Data Management, Analysis, and/or Visualization
    • CISM 3340 - Data Resource Management and Design
    • CRIM 4004 - Managing Data
    • SOCI 4015 - Analyzing and Visualizing Data
    • ECON 4475 - Introduction to Econometrics and Analytics
    • GEOG 2553 - Introduction to GIS and Mapping Science
    • MKTG 4868 - Marketing Metrics
    And one elective in an area of interest of expertise, including an approved internship

    • SOCI-4015 - Analyzing & Visualizing Data

      Students gain experience using a variety of software applications to create charts, graphs, and other visual presentations of social science data in order to communicate complex quantitative information to non-specialists. Pre-Requisite: SOCI 4003

      View Instructors, Syllabi and Other Details

  • Faculty

    No faculty members listed

  • Admissions

    Guidelines for Admittance

    Specific requirements are associated with the following areas: FreshmanAdult LearnersTransfer; International; Home School; Joint/Dual Enrollment; Transient; AuditorPost-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Seeking

    Application Deadlines

    Specific Graduate Admissions Deadlines are available via the Graduate School

    * Application, app fee, and document deadline

    See The Scoop for more specific deadlines.

    Admission Process Checklist

    Check your Application Status

    Contact

    Contact the Office of Admissions for additional information.

  • Dates

    Specific dates for Admissions (Undergraduate only), Financial Aid, Fee Payments, Registration, Start/End of term, Final Exams, etc. are available in THE SCOOP.

  • Objectives

    Objectives not available

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