Certificate in Social Science Research

Dr. Kimberly Goyette, Chair, Department of Sociology
215-204-7979
kgoyette@temple.edu

The Certificate in Social Science Research will provide undergraduate students the opportunity to acquire a diverse range of skills in applied statistics and research. The acquisition of these skills will place students in a competitive position in a labor market that requires not only the mastery of specific skill sets, but also the flexibility to respond to changing jobs and job requirements.

The program is inherently interdisciplinary and students can design a program of study that pushes them to develop a wide range of skills. Where there is an overlap in requirements, students in CLA may "double count" up to two courses in their major with this program. (Note: These do not carry additional credits.)

This program is open to any matriculated Temple University undergraduate student, and is awarded at the time of completion of the baccalaureate degree.

Requirements

Five courses, distributed as follows:15
Select one course from the following Statistics list:
Quantitative Methods in Anthropology
Criminal Justice Statistics
Spatial Statistics
Statistics for Psychology
Statistical Methods in Sociology
Select one course from the following Research Methods list:
Introduction to Criminal Justice Research
Research Design in Environmental Studies
Research Design in Geography and Urban Studies
Conducting Neuroscience Research
Evidence and Knowledge
Critical Thinking in Psychology
Conducting Psychological Research
Research Design and Methods
Select three courses from the following Electives list, in consultation with a faculty advisor:
Fieldwork in Ethnography
Methods in Archaeology
Economic Theory of Networks
Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
Introduction to Public History
Material Culture for Historians
Historiography and Research Methods
Fundamentals of Cartography
Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
Environmental Remote Sensing
Qualitative Methods
Urban Policy Analysis
Special Topics: Research Preparation Seminar
Special Topics: Research Preparation Seminar
Special Topics: Research Preparation Seminar
Special Topics: Research Preparation Seminar
Special Topics: Research Preparation Seminar
Special Topics: Research Preparation Seminar
Foundations of Social Psychology
Advanced Undergraduate Statistics
Research Methods in Perception
Qualitative Research
Data Analysis
Population Studies
Total Credit Hours15

Other electives may be added to this list as new courses are developed. See advisor for more information.

Certificates are awarded only at the time of completion of the bachelor's degree and cannot be awarded either as a stand-alone program of study or after completion of the first bachelor's degree.