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Advanced Certificate in Public Opinion and Survey Research Curriculum

The Advanced Certificate in Public Opinion and Survey Research (ACPOSR) is earned by successfully completing a series of five courses, the majority of which are currently offered in the Elections and Campaign Management program.

Required Courses

Fall - 9 credits

Course Title Credits
POSC 5250 Introduction to Quantitative Analysis 3
POSC 5251 Political Survey Research 3
POSC 5100 American Political Behavior 3

Spring - 6 credits

Course Title Credits
POSC 5257 Survey Research Data Analysis 1 3
POSC 5255 Public Opinion Certificate Practicum 2 3

1 Prerequisites - POSC 5250 - Introduction to Quantitative Analysis and
POSC 5251 - Political Survey Research.

2 Prerequisites - POSC 5250 - Introduction to Quantitative Analysis and
POSC 5251 - Political Survey Research.;

The sequence of course offerings for the ACPOSR introduces the basics of survey research in the fall semester leading into the practicum in the spring semester. The quantitative methods course is a requirement for the data analysis course, and both the quantitative methods and polling courses are prerequisites for the practicum. Additionally, the data analysis course should be taken concurrently with, or prior to, the practicum.

Possible course plans for full-time and part-time students:

Student Fall 1 Spring 1 Fall 2 Spring 2
A
(full-time
student)
POSC 5250
POSC 5100
POSC 5251
POSC 5257
POSC 5255
B
(part-time
student)
POSC 5250
POSC 5251
POSC 5257 POSC 5100 POSC 5255