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Data Analytics

BIG DATA DRIVES THE FUTURE. PREPARE FOR THIS FAST-GROWING FIELD BY MAJORING IN DATA ANALYTICS AT ONU. YOU’LL LEARN HOW TO CAPTURE, STORE AND ANALYZE LARGE DATA SETS. AND, YOU’LL GAIN INSIGHT ABOUT THE ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS AT THE INTERSECTION OF BIG DATA, PRIVACY AND OUR PUBLIC LIVES.
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CHOSE YOUR FOCUS

Data analytics is integral to many industries. That’s why our program is interdisciplinary in nature. You’ll explore the subject from multiple perspectives and learn from knowledgeable professors with expertise in a variety of areas.

Choose between four focus areas: geography, marketing, social media and health informatics. You’ll take courses in your focus area as well as in computer science, data science, statistics and other disciplines. You’ll also examine the ethical concerns surrounding the mining of public data by private and public organizations.

At ONU, you’ll experience a close-knit campus with small class sizes, enduring friendships with peers and individualized attention from faculty. In fact, your professors will help you uncover your strengths and interests. They will become personally invested in your future success.

With opportunities for hands-on learning, you’ll build skills in communication, team work and critical thinking. Upon graduation, you’ll be a nimble professional who can lead teams in a high-tech, rapidly changing environment. Your versatile degree will open doors in many different fields – from health care to government, marketing to social media.

 

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OPPORTUNITY ABOUNDS

  • Tackle a senior capstone project related to data mining, data visualization, machine learning or another topic connected to your focus area.
  • Land an internship in your field of interest to gain hands-on experience.
  • Work side-by-side with an ONU professor on research, with the chance to attend professional conferences and present research findings.

COURSES AND OUTCOMES

  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Python and Problem-Solving
  • Statistical Computing with R
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Mining
  • Big Data Analytics

Where could you end up?

  • GIS analyst
  • Census bureau analyst
  • Medical records analyst
  • Marketing analyst
  • Social media analyst
  • Digital media analyst