May 27, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog

DS 311 - Programming SAS for Data Analysis

SAS is one of the leading statistical software packages in the data industry and is extensively used for data analysis by major pharmaceutical, telecommunications, financial, and insurance companies, among others. It is the software of choice for government institutions such as the CensusBureau and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).SAS is used in 13 markets and has an average rating of 4.2out of 5 by Gartner for their data analysis and data science products (Gartner, 2020).In this course, you will review topics such as the fundamentals of programming in SAS, reading and transforming data, and creating descriptive statistics from the data. You will also explore how to create graphs and charts to visualize the data. Specific topics covered will include how to import data into SAS, recoding and reformatting data, calculating descriptive statistics, using basic statistical procedures for data analysis, creating visualizations to present your analysis, and how to export data and your analysis from SAS to other formats such as Microsoft Excel, HTML, and Adobe Acrobat. In many of the modules you will have Discussions on data analysis using real-world data and will complete Assignments on programming for data analysis.

Prerequisites & Notes
Student has completed or is in process of completing any of the following course(s): DA 309 - Essentials of Biostatistics

Credits: 3