Data Analytics

Prepare to take on big data challenges!

Data Analytics is growing rapidly across a wide range of fields including healthcare, finance, marketing, computer science, biomedical research and more. You'll quickly become valued for your ability to process large amounts of data and make insights that drive strategic decisions.

School/Division

Campus Locations

Main Campus - Alfred, NY

Major

Data Analytics (BS)

Minor

Data Analytics

All Data Analytics majors must take:

  • BUSI 106 Contemporary Business
  • BUSI 113 Descriptive Analytics & Statistics
  • BUSI 213 Research Methods
  • CSCI 156 Computer Science I
  • CSCI 157 Computer Science II
  • CSCI 205 Database Systems
  • DATA 105 Analytics Perspectives
  • DATA 201 Analytics II
  • DATA 202 Data Visualization & Analysis
  • DATA 203 Current Topics in Data Analytics
  • DATA 401 Analytics Capstone Project
  • DATA 402 Analytics Seminar
  • ECON 310 Applied Econometrics & Predictive Analytics
  • ENGR 1XX Engineering Laboratory
  • MATH 231 Introduction to Data Science

You must take an additional 16 hours of Analytics electives.

You also need the following Arts & Sciences courses:

  • BUSI 113 Business Statistics
  • BUSI 213 Research Methods for Business
  • MATH 151 Calculus I
  • ENGL 101 Writing I
  • ENGL 102 Writing II
  • MIS 101 Introduction to Analytics
  • UNIV 101 Common Ground

Social Sciences (1 minimum)
Humanities (1 minimum)

  1. Writing requirements are specified in the Catalog under General Education Requirements for Liberal Arts and Sciences, Basic Competencies, Written Communication.

The Bachelor of Science degree is composed of analytics core courses plus analytics electives from a broad array of courses across many disciplines. You will take required and elective courses in the liberal arts to reach a minimum of 60 credits of liberal arts courses (as required for all Bachelor of Science degrees). With the flexibility built into the Data Analytics degree, you can choose to add a minor (or two) or even double-major. You are also required to:

  • Maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average overall
  • Complete one Personal Fitness course (credits not included in the 120 credits required for graduation) and one Wellness Course.
  • Satisfy the University's Global Perspectives requirement

After your second year is complete, we urge all Data Analytics students to gain the valuable, real-world experience only an internship can offer.

  • Most internships occur during the summer months between semesters
  • Each credit hour you'll earn equals 45 hours of work; you'll figure out the actual schedule with your site supervisor
  • Internships may or may not be paid, depending on your host organization
  • Grades are assessed based on complete, timely submission of all required internship documentation, with the final learning report weighted most heavily

The minor in Data Analytics includes 28 credits (29 if you substitute a 4-credit statistics course):

  • BUSI 113 Descriptive Analytics & Statistics (or a 4-credit statistics course from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences)
  • MATH 151 Calculus I
  • CSCI 156 Computer Science I
  • DATA 201 Analytics II
  • DATA 202 Data Visualization & Analysis
  • MIS 101 Analytics I

Plus 8 credits from the following:

  • ART 232 Introduction to Video, Sound & New Media OR,
    ART 285 - Digital Media OR,
    ART 332 - Advanced Video Arts OR,
    ART 335 - Interactive Media Studio OR,
    ART 336 - Generative & Interactive Animation OR,
    ART 340 - Design for Web & Mobile Devices OR,
  • BIOL 358 - Biogeograph OR,
    BIOL 405 - Bioinformatics
  • CSCI 200+
  • ECON 310 - Applied Econometrics & Predictive Analytics
  • ENVS 212 - Introduction to Remote Sensing OR,
    ENVS 220 - Introduction to GIS OR, 
    ENVS 301 - Contemporary Topics in Geospatial Technology OR,
    ENVS 302 - Mobile & Web Based GIS OR,
    ENVS 320 - Advanced GIS Applications
  • ENVS/GEOL 206 - Fieldcraft - Outdoor Proficiency OR,
    ENVS/GEOL 450 - Independent Study
  • MATH 231 - Introduction to Data Science

You can greatly enhance your career opportunities by earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in one year after completing your undergraduate degree.

This streamlined and competitive opportunity allows our undergraduate students to earn both their undergraduate degree and Master of Business Administration in an accelerated format (4+1).

Nearly 98% of our students receive some form of financial aid, mostly in the form of scholarships and grants that don't have to be paid back. We urge you to apply for financial aid, even if you're unsure if you qualify. We're committed to making your AU education affordable.

You'll be uniquely prepared for the workforce because of our interdisciplinary education.

What Will I Do?

  • Accountant
  • Financial Advisor
  • Supply Chain Advocate
  • Data Architects
  • Big Data Analyst
  • Data Change Agent
  • Applied Business Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Data Scientist

Where Will I Work?

  • Healthcare Organizations
  • Financial Organizations
  • Consulting companies
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional Sports
  • Energy
  • Technology Corporations
  • Government
  • Retail
  • Mobile Services
  • Telecommunications
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
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