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Data Analytics


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The data analytics minor teaches students how data are produced, captured, organized, analyzed, and presented—and how to perform these data analytics tasks themselves. The curriculum draws upon concepts and skills from statistics, computer science, and computer-based techniques for handling large datasets, as well as capturing and analyzing data and presenting the results of such analyses in a variety of forms, including reports, tables, and visualizations (e.g., charts, maps and graphs).

The need for data analytics pertains to almost every field, and graduates of the minor are prepared for entry- level jobs involving the use of data in government, business, science and technology, policy, education, and research, among others. Because this program is a minor, students are encouraged to apply their data analytics skills in any major, providing them with the advantage of combining valuable data skills with other specializations.