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Data Analytics

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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 courses in an application (or specialty) field to which data analytics competencies are applied.


Requirements for Data Analytics Major

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

Course Credits
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 - Cloud Computing and Database Systems 3
CS/STAT 190 – Capstone: Case Studies in Data Analytics and Big Data 3
IS 044 - Microsoft Office Tools for Business Analysis 3
IS 160 - Database Management 3
MATH/STAT 130 - Probability for Analytics, or
ACTS/STAT 131 – Introduction to Probability + lab
3
3.5
STAT 040 - Introduction to R and SAS 3
STAT 072 - Statistics II, or
ACTS 135 - Mathematical Statistics
3
3
STAT 170 – Statistical Modeling and Data Analysis II 3
STAT 172 –Generalized Linear Models and Data Mining 3

Requirements for Data Analytics Minor

Course Credits
CS 065 – Introduction to Computer Science I 3
CS 066 – Introduction to Computer Science II 3
IS 044 - Microsoft Office Tools for Business Analysis 3
Choose one course among the following:
ACTS 131 - Introduction to Probability, or
STAT 071 – Statistics I, or
STAT/MATH 130 – Probability for Analytics
3
3
3
Choose one course among the following:
ACTS 135 - Mathematical Statistics, or
STAT 072 - Statistics II
3
3
Choose one course among the following:
CS 167 – Machine Learning, or
STAT 172 – Generalized Linear Models and Data Mining
3
3
Choose one course among the following:
CS 178 – Cloud Computing and Database Systems, or
IS 160 – Database Management
3
3
Total 21

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