The Undergraduate Certificate in Public Health Data Fluency, housed in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, is part of a college-wide initiative to develop undergraduate data fluency skills for undergraduate students. This 16-credit hour certificate includes data ethics, data management, analysis, and the role of data in society to promote public health using data-driven insights.
Students who complete the certificate will gain new skills in directly working with public-use public health data, generating insights, and telling stories verbally, in writing, and with data visualizations using software. The certificate will be valuable for students pursuing public health concentrations, private sector health careers, and health social sciences with an emphasis in quantitative data analysis, providing them with a marketable credential in data synthesis and communication.
- Prepare undergraduate students with foundational skills in data management that are core competencies to contribute in the public and private sector workforce as an analyst or as a leader of an analyst team.
- Identify and select data appropriate to an inquiry.
- Conduct analysis and interpretation of data in a critical manner.
- Communicate data-based insights.
- Discuss what data are and the role of data in society.
- Differentiate between ethical and unethical use of data.
- Inspire discovery of data-driven graduate degree programs in the health sciences including epidemiology and biostatistics, sociology, journalism, business, and social work.