Undergraduate SAS Certificate

The Florida State University Department of Statistics offers a certificate in SAS Programming and Data Analysis. The certificate is earned by taking courses from the Department of Statistics.

Annual salary for an entry-level SAS programmer is $63,000! (SimplyHired.com)



To earn the certificate, you must complete the course

  • STA 3024 SAS for Data and Statistical Analysis

and any three of the following courses:

  • STA 3064 Statistical Models Using SAS
  • STA 4202 Analysis of Variance and Design of Experiments
  • STA 4203 Applied Regression Methods
  • STA 4664 Statistics for Quality and Productivity
  • STA 4702 Applied Multivariate Analysis
  • STA 4853 Time Series and Forecasting Methods
  • STA 4173 Biostatistics
  • STA 4930 Special Topics in Statistics*
  • STA 4931 Statistics in Practice

* Course topics/names will vary. You must check with the advisor to see if a particular offering is eligible for SAS certificate completion.

All of these courses are three credits. You must earn at least a B- in all four courses. A student portfolio will be created from select assignments from each course. Upon completion of the coursework and review of a student portfolio, your transcript will be modified to reflect completion of the certificate.

Stop by our office in OSB 214 for more information.



To apply for the certificate, you must download and complete the application. The application form is a Microsoft Word file. Email the completed form to sas@stat.fsu.edu, or bring it to our office in OSB 214. The application must be received before the end of the semester in which you take the second course of your certificate program.


The SAS Certificate and the Major or Minor in Statistics

All the courses taken for the SAS certificate also count toward the department requirements for a BS in Statistics. The statistics major is a total of 33 credits, the SAS certificate courses contribute 12 credits to this total. The certificate is more than one-third of the department requirements for a degree in statistics.

The SAS certificate is the equivalent of a minor in statistics.

For more information on the requirements for a BS in Statistics, visit the statistics undergraduate web page.

The certificate credential is not intended as a diploma or a degree.

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