Online Certificate in Data Analytics

Prepare yourself to interpret the universe of data.

Modern organizations produce mountains of data. It’s up to a growing sector of data professionals to analyze that data and draw meaningful conclusions. Those conclusions help inform decision-making across the organization.

Data analysts use quantitative analysis to forecast and examine trends, solve problems, identify competitive advantages, and improve performance and profits. Analysts also visualize and communicate insights and trends with a variety of key stakeholders, including leadership.

Take two semesters to earn a certificate in Data Analytics.

Our online certificate program is designed for recent college graduates to expand their skills and knowledge and to better prepare for entry-level data analytics jobs. It’s also designed to help more seasoned workers prepare for a career change and to expand the skills of mid-career professionals to assume new data analytics roles and responsibilities.

The online certificate requires only six classes. Two courses in data analytics and data visualization focus squarely on data analysis, while a number of related electives are available to fill in your skills gaps, align with your professional learning needs and support your career growth.

Become your organization’s go-to data analyst.

Rather than requiring an advanced math class, our program integrates quantitative competencies across the curriculum. These skills are highly transferable, and you can use the knowledge you gain to bring value to a wide spectrum of industries. Key competencies for a variety of CompTIA certifications are integrated into and taught across the curriculum.

  • Certificate Requirements

    Certificate in Data Analytics

    An earned bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in the Certificate of Applied Studies in Data Analytics. This certificate is offered online with options to complete select courses on campus.

    Total: 18 semester hours. Numbers after course titles represent semester hours earned.


    6 semester hours

    • ISYS 304U Introduction to Analytics, 3
    • ISYS 314U Data Visualization, 3


    12 semester hours from the following:

    • ISYS 309U Data Ethics, 3
    • ISYS 311U Database Design, 4
    • ISYS 312U Predictive Analytics, 3
    • ISYS 315U Big Data Analytics, 3 
    • ISYS 316U Introduction to Business Analytics, 3
    • ISYS 320U Prescriptive Analytics, 3
    • ISYS 355U Computer Programming in Java, 4
    • ISYS 398U Selected Topics, 1-6
    • MATH 265U Applied Statistics, 3
  • Admissions

    Admission to Undergraduate Certificate Programs

    Students seeking admission to the Certificate of Applied Studies (CAS) must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. The CAS is available in the following areas:

    • Data Analytics
    • Information Security
    • Information Systems
    • Paralegal Studies

    Admission requirements:

    • Completed undergraduate certificate application including the $35 application fee
    • Official transcripts from each university and college attended
    • TOEFL scores if the applicant’s native language is not English