Data Analytics

Solving real problems with data.

Organizations have a tremendous amount of data. It is often one of their greatest untapped assets. Data analytics prepares you to be a leader who can solve big problems using big data. Gain tools to perform meaningful data analyses while developing needed communication skills to articulate important strategic findings and present that data so that businesses can find actionable insights.

Featured Courses

Here is a sampling of a few courses that might pique your interest.

QMGT 4000 QMGT 4000 Collecting and Analyzing Data Using R
Gain a foundation in importing and analyzing data using R. The course emphasizes the practical application of knowledge and skills that will facilitate collecting data from multiple sources, importing and cleaning data, and efficiently analyzing the data.
QMGT 4030 Visualization With Tableau
This course uses Tableau software to help the data analyst design compelling visuals that convert raw data into data visualizations that go beyond the use of spreadsheets and tables.

Degree Options

Discover your degrees, minors, concentrations and certification options available for this field of study.

Minor in Data Analytics
Our interdisciplinary data analytics minor combines essential foundations in computer science, mathematics and statistics with a selection of technical skills and experiences in data management, collection, analysis and visualization.
Self-Designed Major
Design a major to best fit your personality, career goals and specific educational needs. The self-designed major is a customized major that you design, working closely with appropriate faculty. Create your own data analytics major.


Our curriculum emphasizes problem solving and critical thinking skills essential to any career (and therefore any Pathway), as well as scientific writing and experimentation skills that may be especially critical to students interested in any of our six Pathways tracks.

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