Data Analytics Minor

For information, contact the Department of Statistics, 262 McVey Data Science Building (DSB),

Data Analytics combines statistical methods, programming skills, and deep knowledge in a field of application to extract meaning from large, unstructured, or complex data sets with the goal of informing policy, decisions, or scholarly research. This minor is designed for students who anticipate a career involving quantitative research methods or desire the ability to manage unstructured data sets that are common in many areas of business, government, or scholarly inquiry. Students minoring in Data Analytics may not major in Data Analytics.

Program Requirements

(19 semester hours)

Prerequisites for this program include:

  • Introductory Statistics (AP Statistics, STA 261, STA 301, or ISA 225);
  • Precalculus (MTH 104 or MTH 123 or MTH 125) or Calculus 1 (AP Calculus or MTH 141 or MTH 151) or an ACT Math score of at least 26 or an SAT Math score of at least 600 or at least 16 on the Miami Math Placement Test.
MTH 133Mathematical Foundations of Data Analytics4
STA/POL 308Introduction to Programming and Scripting for Data Analytics3
STA 309Building, Managing and Exploring Data Sets in Analytics3
STA 363Introduction to Statistical Modeling3
ENG/STC 285Professional Communication for Data Analytics3
Select one of the following:3
Technology, Ethics, and Global Society
Ethics and Digital Media
Media Law and Ethics
Introduction to Ethics
Science and Culture
Data, Ethics, and Society
Total Credit Hours19