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Biostatistical Methods with SAS Programming Certificate
A report by McKinsey Global Institute estimates that by 2018, the U.S. could face a shortage of 190,000 people with deep analytic skills in addition to 1.5 million managers and analysts with an ability to use big data for effective decision-making.
To meet the demand for quantitative expertise, USciences offers the Biostatistical Methods program in partnership with SAS, creator of the world’s most widely used statistical software. The curriculum blends analytic SAS programming with technical and practical aspects of biostatistical applications and trains students in communication results to a variety of audiences. Courses cost $1,000 per credit, and this twelve-credit certificate is designed to be completed in one year.
Graduates of this program:
- Enter a field projected to grow more than 30% according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Have a wide range of career opportunities spanning from government agencies, to research and development. Salaries for data scientists ranging from $90,000 to $115.000.
- Possess strong knowledge of SAS, the premier statistical analysis software used across disciplines.
What Sets Us Apart?
- The program was designed in collaboration with SAS, the leading provider of analytics software tools—used by more than 95% of Fortune
500 companies. Upon completion of this program, you will receive a professionally
recognized joint certificate that acknowledges your experience in data analytics and
- Our interdisciplinary approach helps you gain practical experience in a variety of
fields—preparing you for a dynamic career.
- Our flexible curriculum includes evening and part-time options and allows you to combine on-site and online coursework. The curriculum can be tailored to your interests and goals with a variety of electives.
USciences Physics, Biology Professors Awarded Research Grants
September 07, 2018
The Board of the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation, a supporting organization of The Pittsburgh Foundation, has awarded 10 scientific research grants totaling $1.9 million, including $200,000 to USciences and Roberto Ramos, PhD, and Margaret Pearce, PhD.
Physics Wonder Girls Camp Teaches Science of Food and Light
July 03, 2018
Middle school girls interested in physics got a chance to plunge into the science behind light and food this week at the Physics Wonder Girls Summer Camp, a week-long, free STEM camp organized by Dr. Roberto Ramos, associate professor of physics.
USciences Celebrates Employee Service at Annual Award Ceremony
June 14, 2018
Employees from five to 45 years of service were recognized by University president Dr. Paul Katz for their dedication to University of the Sciences at the annual Employee Recognition Reception on June 7, 2018.
Undergraduate Research Festival Celebrates Student Scholarship
March 23, 2018
The Undergraduate Research Festival sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) celebrated the breadth of research projects being conducted by undergraduate students and their faculty mentors in a variety of labs and classrooms across campus. The three-day event formally began with ribbon cutting ceremonies by President Dr. Paul Katz.
USciences Professor Wins Fulbright Scholarship for Zika Research
February 01, 2018
Using mathematical modeling to fight the spread of Zika virus, University of the Sciences assistant professor Michael Robert, PhD, has received funding from the Fulbright Commission to continue his research in Argentina this summer.
Carl Walasek, MS
Director of Certificate in Biostatistical Methods
McNeil STC, Room 208
University of the Sciences
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Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495