Data Analytics Certificate

The U.S. has one-third of the world's data. Nearly 90% of employers indicate that their data analytics needs will increase in the future. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, data analyst jobs will see a 20% growth from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all professions.

This promising job outlook is due to the increasing need for exploring and analyzing datasets to find hidden patterns and unseen trends, discover correlations, and derive valuable insights to make business predictions across a range of different industries such as retail, healthcare, manufacturing, banking, logistics, customer service and supply chain.

Lamar University's undergraduate certificat in data analytics offers a foundation for careers in the field.

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Data Analytics

Goals and Outcomes

While salary averages are constantly fluctuating, the average annual salary for data analysis in the United States is presently $70,033 per year.

To give students and professionals the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and skills in data analytics, Lamar University offers a five-course undergraduate certificate. The certificate can make a student career ready on day one, providing hands-on experience in the most sought-after data analytics tools in the market.

The certificate aims to provide a clear and distinctive opportunity to students and professionals to enter careers as data analysts. The certificate is stackable to the B.B.A. in management information systems offered through the School of Accounting and Information Systems in the College of Business at Lamar University.


Data Analytics Courses

Data Analytics Certificate Courses

Time to Complete

The certificate will take 24 weeks to complete. Courses run 8 weeks.

Data Analytics Tools 

You'll learn about key tools needed to perform data analysis, including:

  • Advanced Excel for Analytics, Tableau and SAS for Data Visualization
  • Python, R and SQL for programming and data mining
  • SAP and Oracle for Database and Analytics