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BS in Data Analytics

The Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics concentrates at the undergraduate level on equipping graduates with the hybridization of programming, information systems, applied statistics, management science, data analysis and decision support skills needed by employers.  The proposed program would help meet the large need for those with this skill set.  The senior cohort sequence courses in this major are made available in a hybrid format.


As data science and analytics does not exist without the context of the discipline for which the data was collected - such as science, education, medicine, government, or business - students are strongly encouraged to major or minor in an additional discipline. 

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • Think critically when making decisions about data methodology and management
  • Use the technical, analytic and modeling skills associated with the data sciences
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and visually to relevant audiences
  • Recognize and address ethical issues related to privacy, intellectual property, and data security

What will I study?

Prerequisite Courses

  • ENGL 201 COLLEGE COMPOSITION: ANALYSIS, RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION 
  • MATH 142 PRECALCULUS II OR MATH 161 CALCULUS I OR MATH 200 FINITE MATHEMATICS
  • MISC 211 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN BUSINESS 

Required Courses

  • DSCI 245 DATA ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS 
  • DSCI 346 ADVANCED DATA ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS
  • DSCI 352 MIXED RESEARCH METHODS, SECURITY AND ETHICS FOR ANALYTICS
  • DSCI 353 DATA MANAGEMENT, CLEANING AND IMPUTATION
  • DSCI 445 OPTIMIZATION VIA MANAGEMENT SCIENCE
  • DSCI 450 DATA VISUALIZATION
  • MATH 300 QUANTITATIVE SKILLS FOR MANAGEMENT 
  • MISC 373 BUSINESS DATABASE APPLICATIONS
  • MISC 374 SPREADSHEET MODELING FOR BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
  • MISC 485 ADVANCED DATABASE APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT

Electives - Choose at least two from the following:

  • DSCI 446 BUSINESS FORECASTING
  • DSCI 447 DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS
  • DSCI 448 BUSINESS SIMULATION
  • DSCI 449 MULTIVARIATE DATA ANALYSIS
  • MISC 371 BUSINESS APPLICATIONS PROGRAM DESIGN
  • MISC 486 INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT
  • MISC 498 SEMINAR OR DSCI 498 SEMINAR

Required Courses in the Senior Cohort Sequence

  • DSCI 481 MPP-DATA SCIENCE FUNDAMENTALS
  • DSCI 482 MPP-CORE DATA SCIENCE 
  • DSCI 483 MPP-APPLIED DATA SCIENCE 
  • DSCI 490 ANALYTICS SENIOR CAPSTONE 
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