Data Analytics

Why Data Analytics?

Data Analytics combines statistical methods, programming skills and deep knowledge in a field of application to extract meaning from large, unstructured or complex data sets with the goal of informing policy, decisions, or scholarly research. Students select a concentration in one of two areas of application: Geospatial Analytics or Bioinformatics.

Students majoring in the Geospatial Analytics concentration may not co-major in Analytics. Students majoring in the Bioinformatics concentration may not minor in Bioinformatics. 

What Can I Do With a Major in Data Analytics?


Anything you want. Skills that involve processing data into information that is used to support insight and innovation will serve you in any area of application. Marketers use these skills to target products and coupons, educators use these skills to identify students who might benefit from additional educational intervention, bankers use these skills to detect fraudulent credit card activity, and biologists use these skills to explore genomic data. Graduates of this program pursue data science careers in corporations, consulting, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. 

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