Academics

The Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics at WSU Vancouver has two tracks: actuarial science and business.

  • The actuarial science track emphasizes financial math, with economics, business law and finance courses.
  • The business track focuses on management information systems, with economics, communications and accounting courses, and flexibility to select from management, finance and marketing courses.

The degree requires the following:

  • 10 credits in calculus and linear algebra
  • 11 credits in lower-division fundamental computer science
  • 9 credits in upper-division computer science with a data science focus
  • 15 credits in statistics
  • One philosophy course addressing the ethics of data analytics

The degree also requires specialization courses: 24 credits in actuarial science, 27 credits in business, or 30 credits in the data visualization track.

In addition, all data analytics majors must complete a freshman-level survey of the field, and a senior, project-focused capstone course.