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Interdisciplinary Certificate in Applied Social Science Research

Associate Professor Hewitt (Coordinator)

The Interdisciplinary Certificate in Applied Social Science Research facilitates the development of methodological skills applicable to social research in a wide range of settings. Skills include but are not limited to: research design, interviewing, experimental design, ethnography, survey design, coding, program evaluation, inferential statistical analysis, and effective translation of data for a variety of audiences. The certificate also offers explicit opportunities to cultivate ethical, rigorous research collaborations with community partners. Participating students take courses in methodological approaches in at least two disciplines. They will hone multiple methodological skills, learn to apply them in diverse situations, fully realize their value, and develop an ability to articulate that value for a range of community and professional settings. Students majoring in Math, Computer Science, or a social science discipline may be a particularly good fit for the certificate.

The certificate requires the completion of a minimum of 12 semester hours and 4 courses, one of which must be SSCI 300. Courses must represent at least two different disciplines (as determined by course prefix) from two different departments. No more than eight of the required 12 semester hours that a student applies toward an interdisciplinary certificate may have the same course prefix. No more than 8 hours from a declared major or minor may be applied toward an interdisciplinary certificate. At least 3 of the 12 hours must be at the 300-400 level. All courses used for the certificate must be completed at UNC Asheville. Interdisciplinary certificates may only be completed in conjunction with the completion of an undergraduate degree at UNC Asheville.

Declaration of Interdisciplinary Certificate in Applied Social Science Research

Students must complete an Interdisciplinary Certificate Declaration form that is signed by the certificate coordinator and submitted to the Office of the Registrar in the Academic Success Center. Students are subject to the requirements in effect at the time they formally declare the certificate. The certificate must be officially declared before the deadline for applying for graduation.