Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics

Associate Dean of Continuing Studies: Mark Parker
Interim Program Director: Ahmed Hamed

The mission of the BSDA program is to help students acquire and refine the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to collect and analyze data in a variety of professional settings, and to use the results to contribute to problem-solving within organization.

Upon successful completion of the BSDA program students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate organizational needs and problems and create suitable data analyses to inform solutions.
  2. Apply data analytics techniques and methods to a wide array of data types using industry-standard tools.
  3. Demonstrate data analyses and conclusions in an effective, ethical manner to non-specialist audiences. 

Program outcomes are assessed in the core courses and capstone course, which consists of a portfolio of prior coursework as well as an original, applied data analytics project under the supervision of a qualified faculty member

MA 107Precalculus Mathematics4
MA 108Applied Calculus4
MA 306Discrete Mathematics3
MA 310Linear Algebra3
MA 332Advanced Statistical Methods3
CYBR 230Relational Databases with SQL3
*CS150 (Programming Language for Data Science)3
DTAN 301Introduction to Data & Business Analytics3
*DTAN310 (Alogrithm Design and Implementation)3
*DTAN320 (Introduction to Machine Learning and AI)3
DTAN 330Introduction to Network Science3
*DTAN344 (Data Visualization)3
*DTAN410 (CLIPS: Programming for Expert Systems)4
*DTAN400 (Capstone)6
Additional Required Courses
COMM 301Business & ProfessionalWriting3
PHLS 210Ethics in the Modern World3
MNGT 330Management Information Systems3
IA 340Introduction to Information Assurance3
* courses in development but not yet approved by the University Curriculum Committee
Total Cr.60
Faculty Member Institution at which highest degree was earned
Ahmed Hamed, PhD, Interim Program Director University of Vermont
James Boffenmyer, MS University of Southern Mississippi
Marcus Ellis, DBA Sacred Heart University
Larry Musolino, MS Rochester Institute of Technology
Regis O'Connor, MBA Carnegie Mellon University
Paromita Tomerlin, MS University of Florida
James Wemette, MS Clarkson University