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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Data Analytics, BA

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The world is awash with data from a myriad of different sensors, transactional records, and online behavior. Data analysts are in high demand across many industries and fields as data has become a large component of every organization. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, data analytics jobs will grow 23% between now and 2031. Responding to this situation, the Data Analytics Program develops students who can apply tools and techniques in analytics to transform raw data into meaningful information for decision making. Our goal is to provide students with up-to-date knowledge, cutting edge tools, and critical thinking skills to address real-world problems and confront humanity’s urgent challenges, and to guide graduates to meaningful and sustainable employment.

Learning Outcomes:

Students completing the major in Data Analytics will be able to:

1. Collect and prepare data for analysis.

2. Apply statistical and machine learning techniques to analyze data.

3. Communicate insights effectively to stakeholders. 

4. Identify and articulate real world problems and apply data analytics to develop actionable solutions.

5. Apply ethical principles to mitigate issues related to data usage and ensure the responsible and fair use of data.

Major Requirements

Students who wish to major in Data Analytics cannot pursue a second degree in Data Science.

Students who wish to double major in Data Analytics and another SEBA major or Computer Science major must fulfill the separate requirements of each major, and the equivalent of at least 18 Carnegie units must be unique to each major. 

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