Online Certificate

Prepare for a career in data analytics

Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Data Analytics

Prepare yourself to analyze & visualize data.

The globally networked society demands continual, ongoing learning to understand and explain mountains of data flooding organizations. As data analysis needs rapidly evolve, continuing professional learning is essential.

  • You need to enhance your skills to take complex data and turn it into essential insights for decision making.
  • You need a learning experience that’s supported by cutting-edge theory and grounded in real-world application.
  • You need a flexible online program to earn a valued credential quickly.

That’s why we offer our online certificate in Data Analytics.

Earn a certificate in Data Analytics in about a year.

The online certificate requires only six classes. Two required courses in data analysis and data visualization focus squarely on analytics. Select four additional courses from related electives to fill in skills gaps, align with your professional learning needs and support your career growth.

Become your organization’s go-to data analyst.

Our online Data Analytics certificate prepares students to be data analysis and visualization specialists across industry sectors. Key competencies for a variety of CompTIA certifications are integrated into and taught across the curriculum.

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Coursework & Admissions

  • 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 entirely online effective fall 2022.

    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 in sealed envelopes from each university and college attended
    • TOEFL scores if the applicant’s native language is not English

The University of Richmond Advantage

Finish Your Certificate Quickly

Our Data Analytics certificate is designed to be completed in two semesters. Courses are offered in the fall, spring, and summer semesters, enabling you to complete the certificate on time.

Most students study part time, taking 9 hours of coursework each semester. And part-time enrollment makes you eligible to receive financial aid if qualified.

Value of a Certificate

As a post-bachelor’s academic credential, the Certificate in Data Analytics shows employers that you’re able to combine hands-on, professional experience with cutting-edge theory.

And because the post-bachelor’s coursework is offered at the undergraduate level, it’s priced at the undergraduate rate. That means you’ll pay much less than for a comparable graduate certificate.

Paying for Your Studies

At SPCS, you’ll only pay $575* per semester hour for your classes. You won’t see any unnecessary additional fees on your bill.

Most students study part-time, so you’ll likely pay no more than $5,175 in a given semester. The entire certificate costs only $10,350, and our program is eligible for financial aid and scholarships.

* Based on 2023-24 tuition rates. Review annual cost of attendance (COA) for SPCS degree-seeking students.

Your Online@SPCS Experience

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Flexibility & Independence

15-week online classes give you the flexibility to manage your coursework. Most classes are self-paced with deliverable deadlines and do not require scheduled remote sessions.

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Rigorous & Challenging

Plan to spend 9-12 hours per week for every 3 semester hours of coursework. Your course will be rigorous, challenging, thought-provoking, engaging & rewarding.

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Engagement & Community

Online doesn’t mean alone. Engage with instructors and colleagues in our online classes. Connect with other online & seat-based students in virtual events.

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Caring & Supportive

Experience 24/7 access to resources & tips, remote access to campus supports, easy access to your instructor and meeting options with your advisor.