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Quick Facts

  • Delivery - on campus with many online course options
  • Credits - 50-58

Data Analytics Program

This concentration is one of three in our bachelor’s degree in data analytics program.

We collect more environmental data than ever before, and there is high demand for analysts who can use these large environmental data sets to guide informed management actions. The Environmental Systems Analytics Concentration will prepare graduates to work in the increasingly data-driven field of environmental management. Your core skills in data analytics and specialization in environmental systems will make you highly competitive in the job market.

Examples of job titles

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist
  • Environmental Planner
  • Geospatial Developer
  • Environmental Health Analyst
  • Remote Sensing Engineer

Potential employment fields

  • Environmental consulting
  • Government agencies (local, state, and federal)
  • Precision agriculture
  • Natural resources management
  • Emergency management and homeland security
  • Public utilities

Skillsets you will earn with this degree

  • Expertise in industry-leading software including ESRI ArcGIS
  • Experience completing entire real-world projects from start to finish, including data acquisition and preparation, analysis, documentation, and reporting
  • Writing scripts in the Python programming language to automate tasks
  • Generating effective visualizations for geospatial data
  • Creating online maps and data dashboards
  • Experience applying environmental geospatial data such as satellite images, GPS, and large soil and water data sets

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If you’d like to learn more about our Computational Data Analytics Concentration, complete our online form. Or one of the best ways to get a true feel for Ball State is to see it for yourself, so schedule a visit today! And if you’re ready to apply, review our admission requirements and complete our online application.