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Data Analytics (Certificate)

18 Credits  |   Main Campus

Demand for digital competence is on the rise and the certificate in Data Analytics offers the digital fluency demanded by an increasingly data-driven and decision-making digital tech workforce.

Trinity Washington University offers a certificate in Data Analytics for students who want to pursue careers in digital technology. The demand for digital competence is on the rise and the certificate in Data Analytics offers the digital fluency demanded by an increasingly data-driven and decision-making digital tech workforce.

Data Analytics is the process of effectively examining and interpreting datasets to draw a conclusion. The Data Analytics curriculum will sharpen critical thinking and problem-solving skills, strengthen scientific literacy, and build proficiency in statistical programming. The program also promotes social awareness and communication. With a certificate credential, students will master key concepts of data analysis and increase their marketability in the digital technology industry.

A minor in Data Analytics is also available to students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Earn a Generalist Credential

Students with a certificate in Data Analytics could benefit from the partnership with Capital CoLAB’s Digital Tech Credential program (Collaborative of Leaders in Academia and Business). Students could earn The Generalist Credential that prepares any major for job roles that require an understanding of data analysis. A Generalist credential opens opportunities for job shadowing, engagement with senior executives, mentoring/coaching, resume review, and priority interviews for internships. Upon completion of the program requirements, students will receive a digital badge to display on their LinkedIn profile or resume.

Trinity Washington University joins other universities in the region to offer such a credential. District universities in the CoLAB network include George Mason, American, George Washington, and Howard. Participating businesses include Amazon, Medstar Health, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, JP Morgan Chase & Co, Deloitte, CapitalOne, and McKinsey.

What You’ll Learn

  • Differentiate between different types of data analysis techniques and appropriately apply each type in real life scenarios
  • Demonstrate knowledge of descriptive statistics, probability, and hypothesis testing
  • Visualize data using various types of commonly used displays: tables, dashboards, graphs, maps, etc.
  • Evaluate a problem in context to determine the appropriate data to use, how to analyze it, and deliver a compelling visualization to answer a question.
  • Identify the ethical and legal constraints of data collection, aggregation, and analysis.
  • Explain the benefits and challenges and how to work with Big Data
  • Perform basic data manipulation and apply concepts learned in your classes to solve problems using Excel, SQL, and R

Global Careers

Data Analyst
Data Visualization Contractor
Data Associate
Data Scientist
Research Analyst
Information Technology Specialist

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Applying to the Data Analytics (Certificate) Program

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Applying to Trinity’s School of Professional Studies

Applying is a five-step process:

  1. Apply to Trinity using the online application
  2. Submit One (1) Letter of Recommendation
  3. Submit Official Final Transcript(s) or GED certificate – International Transcripts must be evaluated prior to submission
  4. Submit an Essay: What unique qualities, experiences, or perspectives would you bring to the Trinity Washington University community
  5. Once your application is submitted, use your log-in credentials to check your status


  • High school completion of 10 years or more with demonstrated work experience may submit diploma or GED certificate
  • International Students must adhere to International Student Checklist
  • Military Students & Family members must complete Veterans Benefits Checklist
  • Priority Admission Given to applicants with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Students may apply for credit in experiential learning through program faculty.
  • Transfer credits may be accepted toward a major if courses are equivalent to the program of interest.