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Data Analytics
  • Student to faculty ratio: 12:1
  • Typical class size: 20-25
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Data Analytics

Offered as a major or minor, the data analytics program incorporates statistics, computing and programming, data skills, and a problem-solving approach to data analysis.

Through the data analytics program at Fisher, you will:

  • Apply mathematical and statistical methods to solve problems and make decisions.
  • Acquire communication skills to allow you to effectively convey the results of statistical analysis to organization laypeople.
  • Gain hands-on experience with statistical software applications that are used in business and industry.

Program Overview

The curriculum for the data analytics program includes courses on mathematical statistics, probability, and statistical methods used in the social and behavioral sciences and professions.

Of the program's 41 required credit hours, 32 credits are composed of an introductory statistics course, six foundations courses, two courses in mathematical statistics, and a lab experience course. The nine remaining credit hours are electives offered within the program and a capstone experience. Quantitative courses in other departments may be granted elective credit with permission of the program chair.

Life After Fisher

You'll have excellent employment prospects as a graduate of the data analytics program. Entry-level salaries for starting analysts or data specialists are very good.

A major in data analytics will prepare you for jobs involving research and consulting. These skills are in demand in many professional areas, from education and health care to nonprofit and governmental organizations.

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