Econometric and Data Analysis


This Econometric and Data Analysis certificate aims to build a strong foundation with which students can pursue technical careers in business analytics, public policy analysis, and other data-intensive fields. 

About this Program

Department Information

The Department of Economics offers a vibrant undergraduate curriculum. Students enjoy close and meaningful interactions with the faculty through rigorous and engaging courses. A diverse menu of elective courses covers exciting and relevant topics like growth and development, international trade and finance, public policy analysis and evaluation, and strategic business decisions. Students are strongly encouraged to pursue outside-of-the-classroom learning through internships and study abroad.


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Certificates must contain at least nine credits of coursework that are unique to that program out of all other certificates and minors.

This certificate is open to all undergraduates. Data Science, Economics, Finance, Food and Resource Economics, and Geography majors are especially encouraged to apply. Several credits will double count toward the Economics major.

Application Requirements

Because this certificate requires a substantial number of prerequisite courses, the Department of Economics must consider timely graduation when evaluating applications. All certificate applications should include a graduation plan that demonstrates how the applicant will meet all undergraduate program requirements, including the certificate requirements, in a timely fashion. 

Economics Majors

Economics majors can apply ECO 3430, ECO 4421, and ECO 4422 toward the major’s required upper-division coursework requirement but will still require a fourth economics course that satisfies that requirement.

Students will take at least one course (GEO 4169) in the certificate that is not applied to the Economics major.

Economics Minors

Economics minors can also apply ECO 3430, ECO 4421, or ECO 4422 toward the minor’s elective coursework requirement. Because certificate students must complete nine credits that are distinct from all other certificates and minors, Economics minors may only apply one of the certificate courses to the minor. 

Prerequisite Foundation Courses

ECO 2013Principles of Macroeconomics4
ECO 2023Principles of Microeconomics4
ECO 3101Intermediate Microeconomics4
or ECP 3703 Managerial Economics
STA 2023Introduction to Statistics 13

Required Courses

AEB 3550Agricultural Data Analysis in Food and Resource Economics3-4
or ECO 3430 Economic Analysis of Data
ECO 4421Econometrics4
ECO 4422Econometrics 24
GEO 4169Spatial Econometrics and Modeling 13
Total Credits14-15

Students who have completed ECO 4421 with a minimum grade of C are exempt from the GEO 4167C and GEO 3162C prerequisites.