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Applied Data Analytics Undergraduate Certificate, adult online

The undergraduate certificate program in applied data analytics at Grand Valley State University focuses on understanding how to interpret, use, and apply data and statistics in the workplace.

Visit the program website for more information.

Program Overview

The online data analytics certificate is designed to prepare you to:

  • Learn foundational computing and statistical skills like visualization.
  • Learn predictive analytics tools.
  • Learn computer coding in Python and R.

Why Study Applied Data Analytics at Grand Valley?

  • First-rate faculty that are passionate practitioners with years of experience in the field.
  • With a certificate, you can create stackable credentials that enhance your degree and bolster your resume.
  • Courses are offered fully online, in six-week accelerated formats, so you can complete it in one year or less.

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For new students, visit the Online Degree Completion website for undergraduate requirements to apply for the certificate.

For current students:

  • Declare your certificate via myBanner (Login to Banner Self-Service, click on Student, Student Records, Add a Certificate or Badge to your Program, Select the appropriate certificate from the drop down list, and click Submit)
  • Speak with the appropriate certificate coordinator to ensure criteria are being met (you will be able to track your progress toward the certificate in myPath as well!)
  • Once you are done with the requirements, apply to receive the certificate via myBanner.
  • Once the completion of your certificate has been verified, the certificate will be posted to your student record and will be viewable on your transcript. 

To learn more about this certificate either as part of a degree or as a stand-alone certificate option, schedule an appointment with an advisor.

Location & Format

Classes are offered fully online.



The applied data analytics certificate is comprised of 18 credits:

  • STA 215 - Introductory Applied Statistics
  • STA 323 - Predictive Analytics
  • STA 340 - Statistics in the Media OR ECO 300 - Data Analytics for Economics & Business
  • CIS 160 - Learn to Code in Python
  • CIS 320 - Visualization of Data and Information
  • CIS 331 - Data Analysis Tools and Techniques OR MGT 477 - Applied Business Intelligence

For More Information

Adult and Continuing Studies

(616) 331-7180