The generation and storage of data has expanded exponentially in recent years. The Data Analytics interdisciplinary minor is designed to help students gain the tools and experience necessary to derive useful information from large bodies of quantitative and qualitative data. The theoretical foundation of Data Analytics is based in mathematics and computer science; the practical applied meanings come from interpreting the data in the context from which it arose. The data analytics minor provides students with fundamental tools in statistics and computing and experience applying those tools in two different courses in the social sciences and/or natural sciences.
- Develop proficiency using currently available data analytics tools in Mathematics and Computer Science to perform data analysis.
- Critically assess research questions in different disciplinary areas that are complex and require alternative design approaches to derive useful information.
- Embody Paideia principles by making connections between different courses and disciplines.
Data Analytics News
SU Student Cameron Henkel ‘21 Wins National Design Contest, Exhibits His Smart Medication Dispenser at CES Conference in Las Vegas
Inspired by his late great-grandmother, Cameron hopes his design will “help people lead independent lives while providing reassurance to their caretakers and loved ones.”READ FULL STORY
Alumnus Alan Lowry ’11, (business major, computer science minor) who is currently a Senior Decision Science Analyst at USAA, will talk about his role at USAA and his path to this current job, as well as opportunities he sees in Data Science. Dr. Barbara Anthony will describe the structure of the Data Science minor, provide a list of upcoming courses in the minor, and be available to answer questions. This will be a great opportunity to learn about the events and classes the Data Science minor will be putting on and supporting in 2018-2019.READ FULL STORY