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Data Analytics

The information on this page pertains to students who were admitted to Drake during the 2018-2019 academic year or were admitted to Drake prior to the 2018-2019 academic year and declared a change to the 2018-2019 catalog requirements.

Students can view the catalog year to which they belong by viewing MyDUSIS > Student Services & Financial Aid tab > Student Records link > View Student Information link. Students who do not belong to the 2018-2019 academic catalog should use the navigation menu on the left of this page to consult the requirements of their particular catalog.

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Data Analytics web site

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Program Overview

Data Analytics is a joint program of the College of Business and Public Administration and the College of Arts and Sciences designed to develop analysts who can work with data to uncover practical insights and support sound and ethical decision-making.  The foundation of the program is a core of computer science and statistics classes that build problem-solving skills.  Each student also takes two elective courses.


Requirements for Major

The requirements below apply to the B.S. Data Analytics major within the College of Arts & Sciences. See the Business and Public Administration section for the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) Data Analytics major within the College of Business and Public Administration.

Course Credits
Core Requirements
CS 065 - Introduction to Computer Science I 3
CS 066 - Introduction to Computer Science II 3
CS 083 - Computer Ethics 3
CS 167 - Machine Learning 3
CS 178 - Data Visualization, Nonrelational Databases, and Cloud Computing 3
IS 044 - Microsoft Office Tools for Business Analysis 3
IS 160 - Database Management 3
MATH 050 - Calculus I 4
MATH 070 - Calculus II 4
STAT 040 - Introduction to R and SAS 3
STAT 072 - Statistics II 3
STAT 130 - Probability for Analytics 3
STAT 170 - Statistical Modeling and Data Analysis II 3
STAT 172 - Data Analysis: Generalized Linear Models and Data Mining 3
CS/STAT 190 - Capstone: Case Studies in Data Analytics and Big Data 3
Electives - choose two courses from the following
BIO/CS 116 - Bioinformatics 3
CS 137 - Data Structures and Algorithms 3
CS 143 - Artificial Intelligence 3
MATH 080 - Linear Algebra 3
MATH 100 - Calculus III 4
MATH 120 - Applied Differential Equations I 3
MATH 121 - Applied Differential Equations II 3
MATH 125 - Mathematical Modeling 3
MATH 127 - Game Theory 3
MATH/CS 165 - Numerical Methods 3
MATH 176 - Advanced Linear Algebra 3
STAT 135 - Mathematical Statistics 3

 


Data Analytics Minor

Course Credits
CS 065 - Introduction to Computer Science I 3
CS 066 - Introduction to Computer Science II 3
STAT 040 - R as SAS 3
Choose one from the following
MATH 028 - Business Calculus 3
MATH 050 - Calculus I 4
MATH 070 - Calculus II 4
Choose one from the following
STAT 060 - Statistics for the Life Sciences 3
STAT 071 - Statistics I 3
STAT/MATH 130 - Introduction to Probability 3
Choose one from the following
ACTS 172 - Generalized Linear Modeling 3
CS 167 - Machine Learning 3
Choose one from the following
CS 178 - Cloud Computing and Database Systems 3
IS 160 - Database Management 3
STAT 170 - Statistical Modeling and Data Modeling 3

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