Digital Sociology Graduate Certificate | Department of Sociology

Digital Sociology Graduate Certificate

The four-course Digital Sociology Graduate Certificate provides a cutting-edge combination of social science theory and methods with the foundations of data science. Courses cover topics including text mining, web scraping, online surveys, digital ethnography, social media analytics, human performance analytics, and a variety of sociological topics including social movements, criminology, immigration, and gender. The knowledge and skills acquired in this program position students to work in fields that value combinations of social science and data science skills. The certificate is a stand-alone program, and the courses taken for this certificate count toward the sociology MA and MS degrees.

Core Requirements:

INSD 5200 Digital Social Science

INSD 5210 Theories of the Information Society
INSD 5220 Digital Research Methods

Statistics and Methods Requirement:

3 hours from:
SOCI 5200 Research Methods and Design
SOCI 5210 Introduction to Social Statistics
SOCI 6201 Quantitative Research Methods and Design
SOCI 6202 Qualitative Research Methods and Design
SOCI 5203/6203 Social Science Text Mining
SOCI 6301 Intermediate Statistics- Multiple Regression Analysis and Related Methods in Sociology
SOCI 6302 Advanced Statistics in Sociology
INSD 5220 Digital Research Methods

Substantive Course Requirement:

3 hours from any graduate sociology elective excluding those courses listed in the Statistics and Methods requirement.

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