Undergraduate SAS Certificate


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

Starting annual pay for a SAS programmer is $45,000 to $60,000! (PayScale.com)


To earn the certificate, you must complete the course

and any three of the following courses:

* 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 porfolio 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.

Certificate with Honors Option

The SAS Certificate with Honors is open to all students including those currently in the honors program and those who are not. Successful completion of the certificate with honors will place this distinction on the student's transcript. For further details about the university's undergraduate certificate with honors program click here. [http://honors.fsu.edu/University-Honors-Program2/Certificates-with-Honors]

Requirement for the SAS Certificate with Honors

The requirements are as follows:


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 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.