The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and the Case School of Engineering, two of Case Western Reserve University's top schools, have developed a Certificate in Data Sciences for Social Impact (DSSI).
- Is intended to prepare students to navigate and influence this new era of technology and data-driven solutions in social welfare and policy, ensuring proper ethical guidelines are developed and followed;
- Focuses on the intersection of data science and social science to improve social welfare, while critically assessing the human impact of these digital technologies from an ethical perspective; and
- Allows students to design and develop community-relevant research projects under the guidance of domain expert instructors and connect with the experiences of those represented in the data.
The Certificate in Data Sciences for Social Impact is geared towards degree-seeking students in graduate programs at CWRU and non-degree students interested in earning a credential in data science.
Obtaining the Certificate in Data Sciences for Social Impact can lead to careers in:
- Local Government
- Non-profit (e.g. one facing high levels of housing instability)
- PhD Compliment
- Social Service Agency
- Think Tank
- Urban Planning and Development