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  •  9 Total Units

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Across all industries, professionals with data skills are examining data and delivering insights that allow companies to make decisions that can boost performance and profitability. Today, analytics skills are in surging demand with entry-level data professionals earning an average of $33 per hour and up to $65 per hour. The Undergraduate Certificates in Data Analytics will introduce you to the fundamentals of data analytics while providing hands-on experience using industry tools to solve business problems. Courses are taught by experienced and knowledgeable practitioners of data analysis who work in technology companies, IT, and other career sectors.

We offer six different skill-based certificates. Each 9-unit certificate includes two core courses in data analytics and one elective course that will allow you to specialize in the programming language of your choice. The six electives available include courses in Tableau, HQL, Python, R, SAS, and SQL.

Add Value to Your Organization

Each certificate will demonstrate that you’ve completed coursework in data analytics and gained proficiency in a programming language that meets employer demands. Plus, you’ll receive an official certificate that you may use on a resume, job application, or application to transfer to an accredited college or university like GGU.

Gain Long-Term Skills

As data analysis and artificial intelligence replace simple and repetitive tasks, data-driven skills are increasingly needed by professionals at all levels working in every industry. That means the tools you gain will be valuable throughout your career.

Earn credits toward a degree

If you’re interested in continuing your GGU education, you can apply credits earned in these professional certificates toward a bachelor’s degree.

You’ll Walk Away With:

  • Knowledge of fundamentals of data analytics
  • Basic proficiency in data visualization using Tableau
  • Basic proficiency in data access, manipulation, and reporting using R/Python/SQL
  • Basic understanding of artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Basic proficiency in analyzing social media/web analytics using R programming language
  • Basic proficiency in data analysis using SAS
  • Basic proficiency in using relational databases and tools


Enrollment as a degree candidate is not required.

Please note that some courses taken as part of certificate programs will have prerequisites. These prerequisites must be satisfied (through transfer of equivalent coursework or through taking the courses at Golden Gate) before the certificate courses can be completed.

Read more about Admission Requirements to Certificate Programs