Data Analytics

Big data presents a big opportunity. From marketing to accounting to biology, data analysis allows individuals to draw meaningful insights and devise solutions from complex and often disparate sources.

Emmanuel's minor in Data Analytics minor is designed to bring you into the already-arriving future where data-driven research and insights run nearly every facet of society. From biology and chemistry to psychology and business data science practices are being integrated to power the next generation of workers, researchers, and leaders. Graduates with experience in data analytics will be sought after in any field where digital information is collected and analyzed to generate insights.  

Workplace roles are changing fast and becoming more fluid-it's not just a role of the data analyst to provide insights anymore. Anyone from marketers to sales professionals in industries from retail and consumer goods to financial services and nonprofits are becoming more data savvy. According to Udemy, organizations building data-driven cultures was one of the top 5 workplace learning trends for 2020, while 52 percent of employers named technical skills such as data science and computer programming their top priority when hiring this year.

Minor Requirements

Course requirements for the Minor in Data Analytics to come. Students minoring in data analytics will have the opportunity to take courses in statistics, digital citizenship, computer programming, data analysis, practical machine learning, internet ethics, data visualization and more.

Learning Goals & Outcomes

Students minoring in Data Analytics will develop:

  1. Techniques for collecting, storing, cleaning, and processing data. 
  2. Mathematical and logical techniques for analyzing, modeling and exploring data.
  3. Hands-on experience interrogating large data sets.
  4. Experience developing and substantiating hypotheses using large data sets.
  5. Awareness of recent social, political and economic change due to the use of data-oriented technologies in nearly all facets of society.
  6. Understanding of how data science skills can be applid to their major discipline.
  7. Competency with R and JavaScript programming.
  8. Experience using machine learning and artifical intelligence to solve problems.

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