May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

Data Analytics, B.S.

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Data Analytics focuses on the human-computer interaction to aid in critical decision making. It combines computing with several areas of study to help individuals and corporations navigate big data and make it more useful for leaders. The real value of a degree in data analytics is to equip students to solve problems that often fall well outside of information technology.

The data analytics program at the University of Montevallo teaches students how to transform the human-computer interaction with large sets of data into specific useful analytics for applied decisions. We equip students with a strong liberal arts background in addition to the knowledge and skills required for a successful career in a growing industry.

Graduates of our data analytics program will gain the:

  • ability to design and implement systems necessary to store and access repositories of information
  • knowledge of design techniques to ensure cyber security and data integrity
  • foundation to program in any modern programming language
  • fundamental concepts of data mining
  • skills needed to lead organizations through decision making by utilizing large data sets

In addition to the requirements listed below, students must meet all general graduation requirements as listed in the Undergraduate Academic Policies  section in this Bulletin. A minimum of 120 semester hours is required for completion. 

General Electives (18 credit hours)

General Education Core

Students must also complete the General Education Core requirements to include any specific courses listed below. Students must also complete sufficient general electives to reach 120 or more total semester hours.

Bachelor of Science Requirements

Student pursuing a Bachelor of Science must complete an additional seven semester hours of mathematics and/or science course work beyond the general education requirement. 

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