The Certificate in Social Science Analytics requires a minimum of 19 s.h. Students complete courses from four required content areas: core statistics; social science research design and data analysis; building skills and data science; and the applied research experience.

The certificate may be earned by any student admitted to the University of Iowa who is not concurrently enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in work for the certificate.

Students majoring in computer science, geographical and sustainability sciences, political science, sociology, and statistics and actuarial science may count a maximum of 6 s.h. of course work for their major toward the certificate. Students pursing other majors should consult with their major advisors to ascertain whether they may count certificate course work toward their majors.

Some of the certificate courses have prerequisites not included in the certificate requirements. Students should select courses for which they have met the prerequisites.

Core Statistics Courses7-8
Social Science Research Design and Data Analysis Course3
Building Skills and Data Science Courses6
Applied Research Experience3
Total Hours19-20

Core Statistics

Two of these:
STAT:3120Probability and Statistics4
STAT:3200Applied Linear Regression3
STAT:6513Intermediate Statistical Methods4

Social Science Research Design and Data Analysis

One of these:
POLI:3000Understanding Political Research3
SOC:2170Research Methods3

Building Skills and Data Science

At least 6 s.h. from these:
CS:2110Programming for Informatics4
CS:2210Discrete Structures3
CS:2420Databases for Informatics3
CS:3980Topics in Computer Science I3
ECON:4800Introduction to Econometrics3
GEOG:1050Foundations of GIS3
GEOG:3540Introduction to Geographic Visualization3
GEOG:4150Health and Environment: GIS Applications3
GEOG:4580Introduction to Geographic Databases3
GEOG:4870Applied Geostatistics3
POLI:3050Problems in Methodsarr.
SOC:3880The Sociology of Networks3
STAT:4520Bayesian Statistics3
STAT:6510Applied Generalized Regression3
STAT:6560Applied Time Series Analysis3

Applied Research Experience

At least 3 s.h. from these:
GEOG:4030Senior Project Seminar3
POLI:3001Hawkeye Poll3
POLI:3127Legislative Policy Seminar3
POLI:4600Honors Research Project3
POLI:4702Senior Research Project/Paper3
STAT:6220Statistical Consulting3