Undergraduate Certificate in Digital Technology
The certificate in digital technology provides students, regardless of major, with general technical skills, knowledge, and abilities needed for job roles that require an understanding of data analysis and visualization and data security. Program learning objectives, designed by the Capital CoLAB (Collaborative of Leaders in Academic and Business), provide students with the skills and experience needed to support the workforce needs of the twenty-first century economy. In addition, the 14 industries involved in CoLAB provide students with opportunities for mentorships, paid internships in the summer, and insights into the job market.
The 15-credit certificate requires students to take entry-level courses in statistics, data manipulation, data visualization, ethics, and cybersecurity. Students who complete the certificate receive a digital badge that can be displayed on their resume; is shareable on social professional job sites such as LinkedIn; and will be noted on their transcript.
The following requirements must be fulfilled: 15 credits, with one course taken from each of the areas listed below.
All courses must be taken at GW. No substitutions are allowed. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the approved courses to receive the certificate.
|One course in programming, selected from the following:|
|CSCI 1012||Introduction to Programming with Python|
|ISTM 3119||Introduction to Programming|
|One course in statistics, selected from the following:|
|DNSC 1001||Business Analytics I: Statistics for Descriptive and Predictive Analytics|
|STAT 1051||Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics|
|STAT 1053||Introduction to Statistics in Social Science|
|STAT 1111||Business and Economic Statistics I|
|One course in data ethics, selected from the following:|
|CSCI 4532||Information Policy|
|DATS 2101||Ethical Life in a Digital World|
|One course in data visualization, selected from the following:|
|DATS 2102||Data Visualization for Data Science|
|MAE 1117||Introduction to Engineering Computations|
|One course in data security, selected from the following:|
|CPS 2100||Introduction to Cyber and Data Security|
|ISTM 4206||Foundations of Information Systems Security and Ethics|