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Applied Data Analytics (Technical Certificate)

The Technical Certificate in Applied Data Analytics prepares students for entry-level positions in data analytics. It may be awarded without an undergraduate degree, concurrently with an undergraduate major in another field, or as a post-baccalaureate study.

The Technical Certificate in Applied Data Analytics requires successful completion of 24 hours, including 15 hours of required courses and 9 hours of electives, chosen from the list below.

Required Courses (15 hours)
MIS 1300 Business Computing
QMTH 2330 Business Statistics
MIS 3343 Advanced Spreadsheets
MIS 3365 Database Applications
MIS 4381 Data Mining & Applied Analytics

Choose three of the following (9 hours)
MIS 3300 Introduction to Computer Architecture & Programming
MIS 3335 Python for Data Analytics
MIS 4320 Critical Thinking & Experimental Design
MIS 4325 Predictive Analytics
MIS 4330 Prescriptive Analytics
MIS 4380 Business Intelligence & Data Visualization
MIS 3382 Internship (must be in data analytics)

To obtain a Technical Certificate in Applied Data Analytics from UCA, a student must complete 15 hours at UCA (in residence). A UCA student may not be a declared major or minor in CIS or Data Analytics and simultaneously pursue the Technical Certificate in Applied Data Analytics. A student with a previously awarded CIS or Data Analytics minor may pursue the Technical Certificate by completing the remaining certificate requirements (subject to transfer and residency requirements). A student with a previously awarded Technical Certificate in Applied Data Analytics may pursue a BBA-CIS or BS-Applied Data Analytics by completing the remaining degree requirements (subject to transfer and residency requirements).