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Data Analytics

Data Analytics

Data analytics is all about problem solving. An offshoot of Data Science, students in this area of study use tools from computer science, mathematics, statistics, and communication to collect, organize, and analyze material that explains problems, and then to interpret and communicate what they've learned in order to make informed decisions. Applied data analytics engages a wide range of fields—business and finance, energy, the environment, healthcare, logistics, and security. To summarize, a data analytics degree helps develop skills necessary to identify problems, explain them and make informed decisions regarding possible solutions.

The Data Analytics Program

The undergraduate data analytics degree prepares students to assist a wide variety of employers with the collection and interpretation of information to best serve clients, customers, and the public. Data Analytics majors build upon a foundation in mathematics and statistics to focus on one of three concentrations—biostatistics, computational analytics, or business analytics. Students completing the data analytics degree program are prepared to enter professions using data analytics or pursue graduate education in statistics, mathematical modeling, or more advanced analytical techniques.

Data Analytics Career Opportunities

  • Appraiser
  • Bank Examiner
  • Benefits Administrator
  • Budget Analyst
  • Business Operations Manager
  • Contract Administrator
  • Cost Estimator
  • Credit/Loan officer
  • Database Manager
  • Data Scientist
  • External Auditor
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance broker
  • Inventory Control Specialist
  • Investment Researcher
  • Market Analyst
  • Payroll Manager
  • Statistician
  • Systems Analyst
  • Underwriter
Phone and Email Address
Donald Withers, PhD
Assistant Professor, Area Chair of Mathematics and Sciences
217 Peabody Hall
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401