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Data Analytics with R Certificate

About the Certificate

Data Analytics is used to identify, interpret, and communicate patterns in data. Boise State’s Data Analytics with R certificate provides students an opportunity to learn about data analytics, including basic coding, data visualization, analysis, and wrangling in an accessible way using existing data to address real-world problems.

Why Study Data Analytics?

As an increasing number of industries rely on large quantities of data, people with data analytics skills are in high demand.

What Skills Will I Learn?

  • Basic Programming Skills using R
  • Data Visualization
  • Data Management
  • Statistical Methods
  • Complete a capstone research project in collaboration with a community organization

Employment Outlook

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, “employment of operations and research analysts (including data analysts) is projected to grow 25 percent from 2019 to 2029.” Combined with a bachelor’s degree, a data analytics certificate teaches you skills valued in the public and private sectors.

How to get started

Enroll in the 1-credit DATA-R 155, offered fall, spring, and summer to learn the basics of R Programming designed for students without a coding background.


Data Analytics with R CertificateCredits
DATA-R 155 Introduction to R Programming OR CS 133 Foundations of Data Science1-3
Choose 1 Introductory Statistics course (e.g., BUSSTAT 207, CJ 426, MATH 153, MATH 254, POLS 298, PSYCH 295, SOC 310)3
DATA-R 322: Principles of Data Science3
DATA-R 485: Statistical Modeling in R3

*Contact for other courses that may apply.