Certificate of Achievement in Quantitative Skills

The Department recognizes that quantitative skills are increasingly important in many careers as well as in social science research. To encourage political science majors to seek out more advanced quantitative skills, the Department offers this Certificate.

To earn this certificate, the student must complete the following requirements:

(1) Obtain a grade of B or better in Political Science 312 “Statistical Research Methods”

(2) Obtain a grade of B or better in one (1) additional advanced quantitative training course (usually offered in other departments).

(3) Complete a research project that applies these methods to research in political science (e.g., research paper for 395 course; honors thesis; research paper for another 300-level Political Science course; research paper for 399 independent study).

At the bottom of this form, attach a copy of the research project that applies these methods and a copy of your transcript.

Students who have questions should meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies before submitting this form. The Director of Undergraduates Studies' advising hours can be found on the political science website here: http://www.polisci.northwestern.edu/undergraduate/advising/

If you are meeting with the DUS in person, please bring with you a copy of your transcript and the research project. You will still need to complete this online form.






The 7 digit number on your wildcard




Projected date of graduation


Obtain a grade of B or better in Political Science 312 “Statistical Research Methods”


What letter grade did you earn in Poli Sci 312?


Obtain a grade of B or better in one additional advanced quantitative training course (usually offered in other departments). Please list this course below:


additional advanced quantitative training course such as: Economics 330-0, Psychology 351-0, Math 220-0, STAT 210-0, or Econ 281-0


additional advanced quantitative training course such as: Behavioral Economics, Advanced Statistics & Experimental Design, Differential Calculus of One-Variable Functions, Introductory Statistics for the Social Sciences, Introduction to Applied Econometrics


additional advanced quantitative training course


additional advanced quantitative training course


additional advanced quantitative training course


Complete a research project that applies these methods to research in political science (e.g., research paper for 395 course; honors thesis; research paper for another 300-level Political Science course; research paper for 399 independent study).


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You must submit your unofficial transcripts and the research project.








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