Data Fluency Undergraduate Certificate Overview
Businesses in every sector rely on data to make strategic decisions, raising the need for analytics professionals and leaders versed in core data competencies. With the online Data Fluency Undergraduate Certificate program from the University of West Florida, you will build literacy in statistics and data analysis as you prepare to enter a data-driven career field.
In this program, UWF’s expert faculty will guide you through processes for gathering, integrating and interpreting data from multiple sources, along with ethical considerations that data professionals encounter. You’ll also study how to present data findings, helping you communicate valuable insights to leadership teams.
UWF offers the Data Fluency Undergraduate Certificate program in a convenient online format that allows you to meet your school, work and family commitments. There are three start dates per year, and you can finish in as few as nine months.
Candidates for the Data Fluency Undergraduate Certificate Program Include:
- Non-degree seeking undergraduate students and students in undergraduate degree programs outside of STEM majors
- Business professionals wanting to acquire data fluency for career advancement
You Will Be Able To:
- Utilize fundamentals of statistics necessary for data description and analysis to enable data-driven decision-making
- Explore data integration, ethical considerations, identification of a problem of interest, interpretation of results, and written and oral presentations of findings
Courses and Requirements
UWF’s online Data Fluency Undergraduate Certificate program includes nine credit hours. You’ll complete two required courses and one elective to acquire data literacy relevant to your current or future career.
- STA 4012 - Data Awareness
3 Credit Hours
Data Awareness is a course that covers the essentials of data fluency and awareness from the perspective of the consumer of statistics. This 16-week asynchronous online course builds the fundamentals of statistics necessary for data description and analysis to enable data-driven decision-making in the context of the student’s discipline. Offered concurrently with STA 4012. Graduate students will be assigned additional work.
- STA 4091 - Data Fluency
3 Credit Hours
Data fluency is a course that guides students through an exploration of data including data integration, ethical considerations, identification of a problem of interest, interpretation of results, and written and oral presentations of findings. This 16-week asynchronous online course guides students through the applications of the fundamentals of statistics necessary for data description and analysis to enable data-driven decision-making in the context of the student’s discipline.
Advisor-approved elective (3 credit hours)
- STA 4012 - Data Awareness
To be considered for admission into the University of West Florida’s online Data Fluency Undergraduate Certificate program, you must be admitted into the University as a non-degree seeking undergraduate student.
How to Apply
Once accepted as a non-degree seeking undergraduate student, students should contact the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering and speak to an advisor about course availability and scheduling, and to complete the online Undergraduate Certificate Declaration Form on MyUWF.
Have questions about this program or the admissions process? Contact our undergraduate admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a current UWF student, please reach out to the department’s academic advisor.
Costs & Financial Aid
UWF proudly serves active duty U.S. military members and veterans. As UWF has been a participant of the Yellow Ribbon Program since 2011, you could be eligible to receive free tuition with your military benefits.See How We Can Serve You
Funding your college education should not empty your wallet. We offer various financial aid options for our online students, including loans, scholarships and grants for degree-seeking students.Learn More About Financial Aid
The Data Fluency Undergraduate Certificate program is an excellent first step for professionals interested in data careers or further data science studies. With additional education or on-the-job training, students could pursue the following roles:
* Salary and job information from Payscale.
As a data analyst, you will develop techniques for connecting the dots within complex data to illuminate trends and anticipate change. Data analysts work in many sectors, including telecommunications, manufacturing and construction. The median salary for these roles is $103,500 per year, with employment projected to grow by 11% from 2021 to 2031.
These managers oversee the data operations of tech companies, entertainment firms, retailers and other organizations. They manage the collection and storage of massive amounts of data, connect business teams with important information and safeguard confidential data. Salaries for entry-level data managers begin at about $57,000 per year.
Reporting analysts gather, examine and share data to help businesses make strategic decisions. These professionals support organizations with many focuses, from technology to finance to consulting. The average annual salary for entry-level reporting analysts is about $56,000.