Located within the College of Arts and Sciences, the degree is interdisciplinary, with classes in mathematics, statistics and computer science. Students may choose from three tracks: actuarial science, business or data visualization.
Data analytics applies fundamental scientific principles to the analysis of large, complex data sets, which are important tools in the world of business. Many companies, nonprofits and government agencies collect data to evaluate past performance and predict future trends. They employ data scientists to extract important details from data and help make decisions to strengthen the business.