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The B.S. in Data Analytics degree program focuses on the collection, analysis, application, and management of data to make better decisions. The program focuses on creating and managing information systems in ways that promote effective decision making, increased employee productivity, and optimal service of an organization's information needs. Students gain the actionable insight that will provide real competitive advantage in a data-driven world. With the 4+1 integrated degree program, students can go on to earn their M.S. in Data Analytics with only one additional year of study.

Graduates go on to work in aerospace, banking, computer systems design, financial, government, and insurance. Jobs include computer programmer, investment banker, network administrator, software designer, and systems analyst.

Contact Information

Peter Wu
Interim Department Head
wu@rmu.edu
412-397-6458 phone
Wheatley Center 320

4-Year Course Plan

Freshman Year, Fall

  • INFS1020 Fund of Information Technology
  • CSEN1010 Reading and Writing Strategies
  • ECON1010 Survey of Economics
  • PSYC1010 General Psychology
  • FYSP1000
  • Math (if did not test out of 1010,1020, or 1050) or HUMA1010 Humanities: Art and Music

Freshman Year, Spring

  • INFS2150 Intro to Web Development
  • INFS3510 Intro to Data Analytics
  • CSEN1020 Argument and Research
  • STAT2110 Statistics
  • ACCT2030 Intro to Financial Accounting

Sophomore Year, Fall

  • INFS3210 or INFS3212
  • MATH2040 Finite Math and Applied Calculus
  • HIST Elective
  • CSCM1030 Public Speaking and Persuasion
  • ACCT2060 Managerial Accounting

Sophomore Year, Spring

  • INFS3230 Networks/Data/Computer Comm
  • INFS3220 Systems Analysis
  • ELIT Elective
  • CSCM2040 Professional Com in Workplace
  • MGMT2000 Principles of Management

Junior Year, Fall

  • INFS3235 Computer & Network Security
  • INFS3450 Quant Analysis for I/S
  • INFS4220 Data Mining Applications
  • MARK2000 Principles of Marketing
  • SOCI1010 Principles of Sociology

Junior Year, Spring

  • INFS4240 Database Mgmt System
  • INFS3221 Advanced Systems Analysis or another Data Analytics Elective
  • INFS3710 Knowledge Management or another Data Analytics Elective
  • FINA3000 Principles of Finance
  • SCI Elective

Senior Year, Fall

  • INFS4170 Glob, Econ, Soc., Eth Iss I/S
  • INFS4260 Data Integration for Analytics or another Data Analytics Elective
  • Open Elective 1
  • Open Elective 2
  • Open Elective 3

Senior Year, Spring

  • INFS4810 Project Management
  • INFS4630 Geographical Information Systems or another Data Analytics Elective
  • Open Elective 4
  • Open Elective 5
  • Open Elective 6
  • INFS4860 Program Outcome Assessment

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Data Warehousing
Knowledge Management
Database Management System
Major Credits
63
Information Science, Business Law, Marketing
Core Credits
39
Communication Skills, Economics, Humanities, History, Sciences, etc.
Elective Credits
18

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