The 电子游戏平台 Certificate in Data Analytics in Public 政策 will provide undergraduate students with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue 21st century careers in data analytics in public policy by providing enhanced training in data collection, 数据管理, 数据可视化, and data analysis and interpretation with respect to public policy, 特别是, 以及社会科学, 更广泛地说. The certificate program requires students to complete coursework covering specialized quantitative methods commonly used by analysts in all sectors of the economy. The certificate also places students on an advanced track to post-secondary education.


Introductory Studies (choose one of the following for 3 hours):

  • POLS 2000, Introduction to Political Science (3 hours)
  • PADP 3100, Introduction to 政策 Analysis (3 hours)

政策 Studies (choose one of the following courses for 3 hours):

  • INTL 4250, American Foreign 政策 (3 hours)
  • INTL 4260, Foreign 政策 Decision Making (3 hours)
  • INTL 4415, Practicum – Methods and Training in Security Studies (3 hours)
  • INTL 4430, United States National Security 政策 (3 hours)
  • INTL 4450, Global Security 政策 (3 hours)
  • padp4650,政策流程(3小时)
  • POLS 4705, Law and Politics of Public Land (3 hours)

Core Quantitative Studies (choose one of the following for 3 hours):

  • INTL 4000, 研究 Design and Quantitative Analysis in 国际事务中 (3 hours)
  • POLS 4150, 研究 Methods in Political Science (3 hours)
  • PADP 4660,程序评估(3小时)

Methodology Electives 学生 pursuing the Capstone Experience must complete two of the following courses (for 6 hours,) whereas students not pursuing the Capstone Experience option must complete three of the following courses (for 9 hours):

  • POLS 3220, Introduction to Modeling in Political Science (3 hours)
  • POLS 3230, Political Analysis in R (3 hours)
  • POLS 4156E, Online Political 研究 and Analysis (3 hours)
  • POLS 4155, Analyzing Political Behavior (3 hours)
  • POLS 4641, The Science of Cities (3 hours)
  • INTL 2002, Networks in 国际事务中 (3 hours)
  • INTL 4004E, Data Analytics for International 政策 (3 hours)
  • INTL 4005, Social Experimentation Around the World (3 hours)
  • INTL 4006, Qualitative Methods for 国际事务中 and 政策 (3 hours)

Capstone Experience Option – 学生 pursuing the capstone option must complete one of the following opportunities (for 3 – 12 hours). 被录取 to the Capstone Experience, students must have completed at least three (3) courses in the certificate program, one of those being their Core Quantitative Studies course. 学生 will be expected to coordinate the parameters of their Capstone Experience with a faculty supervisor:

  • INTL 4960R, 教师-Mentored 电子游戏平台 研究 I (1-6 hours)
  • INTL 4990R, 电子游戏平台 研究 Thesis (or Final Project) (1-6 hours)
  • POLS 4960R, 教师-Mentored 电子游戏平台 研究 I (1-6 hours)
  • POLS 4990R, 电子游戏平台 研究 Thesis (or Final Project) (1-6 hours)

被录取, a student must have completed 30 credit hours, including POLS 1101 and one upper division studies course in POLS, INTL, 或PADP, 并且十大电子游戏平台的累计GPA为3.2或更高. 作为应用程序的一部分, a student must submit an essay (of not more than 500 words) to explain their interest in the certificate program.