Survey Research (Certificate Program)

Arts and Sciences
Behavioral Sciences

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Course Descriptions
Course descriptions can be found in the online PDF version of the Bulletin

The Survey Research certificate program is a subset of the major in Sociology leading to the award of the B.A. degree. Students may use these courses in satisfying their major requirements, where relevant, as well as apply them for the Certificate. This certificate program is intended for individuals who would like to explore careers in the survey and marketing research industry. Students may be non-degree, community and senior college undergraduates or graduates, or individuals currently working in survey research who seek a more formal educational credential. The Certificate will provide career and promotion opportunities. Students should see an adviser (Dr. William Divale,, rm. 3A01) before beginning this program and registering for classes.

Certificate Program for Survey Research


Required Courses

SOC220Social Research I* 
SOC321Social Research II* 
SOC226Survey Research I (Direct Interview & Mail Surveys) 
SOC227Survey Research II (Telephone & Internet Surveys) 
SOC290Field Work and Research in Surveys 

*Equivalent courses taken in other disciplines or at other institutions may be eligible for credit.

It is recommended that students take one or two of the following courses that may be of interest. These courses are not required for the certificate:

  • Political Science 332 - Public Opinion and Political Behavior
  • Psychology 358 - Psychology of Advertising and Marketing Communications.