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Quick Facts

  • Delivery: on campus with many online course options
  • Credits: 20-21

This concentration is one of four in our bachelor’s degree in Data Analytics.

The concentration in computational data analytics is at the confluence of mathematical science and computer science. You will gain a solid foundation in mathematics, statistical thinking, and technical computing essential for pursuing a career as a data analyst, data engineer, or data scientist. Required courses in advanced mathematics, probability, and statistical inference, and electives in computing and statistical modeling are indispensable for acquiring skillsets in big data analysis.

Skillsets you will earn with this concentration include:

  • Statistical and mathematical modeling
  • Data mining including classification, clustering, and machine learning
  • Survey design and sampling methods
  • Statistical programming
  • Computational risk analysis
  • Experimental designs for data collection
  • Software and programming techniques (Python, R, SAS, SQL)

Potential Career Paths:

  • Data Analyst
  • Business/Financial Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Data Engineer 

Data analytics students in the computational data analytics concentration can earn a master's degree in statistics with one extra year of coursework by participating in our Accelerated Master's Program in Statistics.

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