Jan 20, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog 
  
2021-2022 Catalog

Data Analytics


207 William R. Murchie Science Building
(810) 762-3121 
Fax: (810) 766-6780
https://www.umflint.edu/cas/data-analytics

Mathematics and Applied Sciences Department Chair: Cameron McLeman
Data Science Professional Advisor: Adriana Diaz

Administrative Support Staff
196 Murchie Science Building
Public Relations & Advising:  Carly Byrne
Personnel &Course Scheduling:  Patricia Slackta
Budget and Finances:  Mary Poletti
 

The in Data Analytics Bachelor of Science program prepares students to become analytical professionals and decision makers who are adept at cleaning, visualizing and analyzing data to solve real-world problems. The program trains students in the analysis of data, in knowledge of a discipline of their choice, and in the application of data analysis skills to their chosen disciplines. 

The program is structured in three segments: (i) a common core to build essential skills of data analysis and communication with data, (ii) discipline-specific courses to specialize in a particular area of knowledge, (iii) and integration of analysis and the discipline.  Disciplines available are data science, business, geo-spatial technology, healthcare, and social sciences.  Although specific learning outcomes vary by track, upon successful completion of the program, all students will be able to:

  • Collect and manage complex and large datasets
  • Apply tools and algorithms to generate insights from data
  • Effectively communicate information and insights derived from the data
  • Assist decision makers in diverse domains with their data processing and analysis needs
  • Evaluate the limitations of outcomes derived from data analysis
  • Effectively use visualization techniques to communicate with data
  • Create impactful reports and visualizations for a technical and non-technical audience
  • Utilize technical skills in information technology, computer science, and statistics for solving problems and decision making

Mission and Assessment
The mission of the Data Analytics program is to prepare students to become analytical professionals and decision makers who are adept at cleaning, visualizing, and analyzing data to solve real-world problems. The program participates in the University-wide effort to assess its academic programs. Information on assessment plans, including goals, methods and outcomes is available at http://www.umflint.edu/assessment.

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