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Data Analytics (B.S.)

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Major: Data Analytics

Degree awarded: Bachelor of Science

Total credit hours: 48

Internship/Practicum opportunities: Visit the Career Development Center for internship information.

About the program

In 2012, Harvard Business Review called Data Scientist “the sexiest job of the 21st century,” and since then, data science has only increased in demand and popularity! Thiel College data analytics students will obtain the skills necessary to understand and work in the world of data science and are virtually guaranteed to be in demand by a wide variety of industries.

This program will provide students with the background necessary to work in a wide variety of fields in which companies must make data-informed decisions to be competitive, as well as provide them with the prerequisites for graduate studies in data science.

Visit our Academic Catalog (2019-2020) for course listings.

Major Features

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in standard mathematical and statistical methods relevant to data science.
  2. Be able to use programming and databases to obtain and process data.
  3. Use computational and statistical methods to discover patterns within large data sets.
  4. Be able to communicate information effectively through data visualization.

Scholarship Opportunities

Thiel College offers scholarships to students for reasons such as academic success, community service or involvement, exemplary leadership and more! The scholarships available to data analytics majors are:

  • The Dr. Judith A Crissman '64 Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Nathan Warren Harter and Besse Roseberry Harter Scholarship
  • The Leland E. Householder ’33 Scholarship Fund
  • Elizabeth McElhaney Scholarship
  • The George and Magdalene Skegas Scholarship for Mathematics
  • Arthur E. Smith Scholarship Fund
  • TWC Amelia Earhart Scholarship
  • Irene Wintersteen Memorial Science Scholarship
  • The Nelson P. Yeardley Mathematics Scholarship

Visit our Financial Aid page to learn more about the types of aid available to students.

Clubs & Organizations

It's easy to get involved on campus! Joining a student club or organization is an excellent way to meet others and gain leadership experience. A data analytics major might be interested in the following clubs and orgs:

  • Kappa Mu Epsilon (National Mathematics Honorary)

Visit our Campus Life page to see a full list of student clubs and organizations.

Alumni & Careers

We live in a remarkable time in history when humanity has developed both the computational power to collect and organize incredibly large amounts of data and the mathematical and statistical tools to distill that data into strategies for achieving particular outcomes.  Because of this, there is significant demand for data science professionals in business and marketing, science and technology, public policy, and many other areas. Thiel College data analytics majors will be uniquely prepared for the workplace because of our comprehensive liberal arts education.