Why Elms for your Data Analytics minor?

  • Increase your ability to analyze, understand, and interpret raw data using interdisciplinary thinking.
  • Translate your knowledge in creative ways, including genome sequencing for biotech, consumer behavior analysis for business, and machine learning for image recognition.

Discover New Breakthroughs Using Data Science

The data analytics minor teaches you to combine scientific, mathematical, computational, and business analytic methods to process and interpret data. Data analysis is a desirable skill in virtually every field, as large volumes of data are generated by businesses, governments, and organizations every day. Data scientists fill critical needs in these settings by extracting insights and knowledge from data sets.

Enter a Rapidly Growing Field

Knowledge of data analytics can translate into a lucrative professional career. From 2016 to 2026, jobs for statisticians are expected to grow 33%. Data scientist is routinely rated one of the best jobs in the U.S. based on salary and job satisfaction.

Students interested in data analytics should also explore our computer science and computer information technology and security majors, which offer solid foundations in coding, programming, cyber security, and more.

Quick Info

A certificate track is available for students not enrolled as full-time undergraduates.


Click to view course requirements for the Data Analytics minor.

Required Courses (9 credits)

Course #Course Name# of Credit Hours
MAT 1009Statistics (or, variations of the course offered by the Division of Business)3
CIT 3100Data Analytics3
CIT 4105Data Analytics Capstone3

Elective Courses (9 credits)

Course #Course Name# of Credit Hours
Choose 3 courses from the following electives, which may be courses in your major.3
BIO 3201Genetics3
BIO 5201Genetics3
BIO 3330Biotechnology3
BIO 5330Biotechnology3
BMS 5009Epidemiology & Biostatistics3
BUS 2201Computer Applications3
BUS 5002Excel Foundations/MBA3
CIT 2103Introduction to Programming3
CIT 2105Database Design3
CIT 2100Artificial Intelligence3
CIT 3102Advanced Programming3
CIT 4205Special Topics: Python3
MAT 2005Linear Algebra3
MAT 3105Probability and Statistics3
MAT 3700Discrete Math3
MAT 4300Actuarial Math3
PSY 2002Statistics for Behavioral Science3
PSY 2100Research Methods3
PSY 4000Independent Study3