Open to students from all academic disciplines, our minor in data analytics enhances a variety of majors by providing essential foundational material, key ideas, commonly used tools and experience in this rapidly emerging field.
Enhance Your Experience and Marketability
Data analytics is the science of collecting, cleaning and analyzing raw information to identify patterns, draw conclusions, gain insights and support effective decision-making. With applications in fields such as science, business, sociology, health care and planning, a working knowledge of data analytics offers a competitive edge in a wide range of career paths.
Our program provides a robust foundation in mathematics, computer science, statistics and accepted practice within an application area. Coursework focuses on computer programming, data analysis and visualization, and statistical methods and theory, with options for further study in accounting research, algorithms and data structures, or econometrics.
Life After Salve
Data science and data analytics are among the fast growing and highest paid career fields. By 2040, it is likely that most jobs will require at least some basic data science skills, while millions of new jobs will become available to highly skilled data scientists, the National Academy of Science predicts. Business Insider reported data scientist as the best job in America based on recent surveys considering job satisfaction, job availability and median base salary.
Although our minor in data analytics is especially useful to students majoring in business, biology and mathematics, it will ultimately enhance the educational experience and marketability of any student majoring in a discipline that deals with data.
Dr. Ernest Rothman, professor and chairman, Department of Mathematical Sciences