Database Design and Analytics Certificate

Earn college credit while learning data science skills

Mercer’s Database Design and Analytics certificate includes a 15-credit program that prepares individuals to apply data science techniques to identify trends and generate insights from large data sets. Topics covered include:

  • Computer Databases
  • Machine Learning
  • Optimization
  • Probability and Stochastic Models
  • Programming
  • Strategy
  • Statistics
  • Visual Analytics

Graduates will be able to manipulate and query large data sets, analyze data scientifically, and make strategic business decisions based on their findings. Career opportunities in this field include:

  • Business Analyst
  • Data Marketing Manager
  • Economist
  • Healthcare Data Analyst
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Systems Analyst

Certificate courses

  • MATH 220 Applied Statistical Methods
  • INFM 204 Digital Logic and Programming
  • INFM 312 Data Base Design and Data Processing I
  • INFM 313 Data Base Design and Data Processing II
  • INFM 316 Data Analytics

Designed for busy and working adults

Many of our students work, take care of families, and study, so we design our classes to meet the needs of busy adults. Keeping convenience and flexibility in mind, Mercer’s certificate in Database Design and Analytics admits students five times per year in January, March, May, August, and October. Courses can be taken either online or in face-to-face sessions with classes held at Mercer’s Atlanta, Douglas County, Henry County, and Macon locations.


Admissions requirements

Certificate students must be admitted to Mercer University as either degree-seeking or non-degree-seeking students. For credit-bearing certificates 12 credits or more, at least 2/3 of the courses used to complete the certificate must be earned at Mercer University. Students need to have completed INSY 102, or equivalent, and Math 120, or equivalent. Non-degree students who enroll in the certificate program can use the certificate credits and their possible transferred credits towards bachelor’s degrees in Health Informatics, Information Technology and Informatics, and Software Application Development and Human-Computer Interaction from Mercer University.

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