The Florida State University Department of Statistics offers a certificate in SAS Programming and Data Analysis. The certificate involves taking courses from the Department of Statistics and completing a portfolio of selected coursework.
- An introductory statistics course such as STA2023 or STA2122 offered at FSU. This can be an intro course taken at a different institution, a course with a significant statistics component in another discipline (e.g., economics or sociology), or a probability/mathematical statistics course.
- An application must be submitted before completion of the second course in the certificate program. No Exceptions!
- Applicants must have student status (degree-seeking or non-degree).
- The application involves supplying student information, the prerequisite course taken, and a plan of study listing courses anticipated to be taken for the certificate.
- Only online applications are now accepted (see the link in the Application section below).
To earn the certificate, you must complete the following core course:
- STA 5066 Data Management Analysis with SAS
and any three of the following elective courses:
- STA 5067 Advanced Data Management and Analysis with SAS
- STA 5168 Statistics in Applications III
- STA 5179 Applied Survival Analysis
- STA 5206 Analysis of Variance and Design of Experiments
- STA 5207 Applied Regression Methods
- STA 5238 Applied Logistic Regression
- STA 5244 Clinical Trials
- STA 5666 Statistics for Quality and Productivity
- STA 5707 Applied Multivariate Analysis
- STA 5856 Time Series and Forecasting Methods
- STA 5939 Introduction to Statistical Consulting
* Course topics/names will vary. You must check with the advisor to see if a particular offering is eligible for SAS certificate completion.
All of these courses are three credits and you must earn at least a 3.0 GPA in the SAS courses. Grades must be B- or higher for a SAS class to count, but please note that you would need to reach the 3.0 GPA for all SAS courses combined to receive the certificate.
- A student portfolio will be created from select assignments from each course.
- The work will be compiled in a binder that includes four tabbed sections. Each section will contain the work from one specific course.
- At least one tabbed section must contain an extensive course project.
- More portfolio details may be found here.
- The portfolio will be due before the last week of classes in the semester that you plan to receive the certificate.
- Upon completion of the coursework and favorable review of the student portfolio, you will receive a certificate suitable for framing and your transcript will be modified to reflect completion of the certificate.
Frequently asked questions
- The application must be submitted to the program before the end of your second course. No Exceptions! If the first two or more courses are together in a particular semester then the application is due before the end of that semester.
The application is an on-line form and can be accessed here. You will be notified concerning approval status via email shortly after your application is evaluated (this can take up to one week).