Welcome to our data-driven society
Are you good at seeing patterns and their applications and looking for a career in a field with potential for explosive growth? A Bachelor of Science in data analytics may be the right option for you. Data science is a growing field with applications in all sectors of our data-driven economy. Big data is ubiquitous and SFA's data analyst graduates are trained to make sense of it.
Data scientists and analysts perform a vital role in providing descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, prescriptive and cognitive analysis of large data sets, collecting information used for informative decision making. SFA graduates are well-equipped with the necessary skills to develop and apply computing processes and algorithms to examine data, take complicated concepts and communicate them to clients in simple ways.
An interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving
Our program incorporates coursework in computer science, statistics and mathematics. The Bachelor of Science in data analytics ensures graduates have ample experience that translates to most sectors, including private, profit and non-profit. The program includes a large pool of course electives that provides flexibility and freedom to develop expertise in related areas. Our graduates are encouraged to pursue academic minors in general business, economics, finance, accounting, applied statistics, science or social sciences. Our students are well-equipped and ready for a vibrant career.
A degree in data analytics is an attractive option for students who want a diversified skill set.
Get and stay connected
The Department of Computer Science is all about forming and maintaining connections, whether with peers and professors or to industry professionals. The department offers plenty of opportunities for networking, hosts an annual programming contest and facilitates student organizations’ events. In addition, our local and regional industrial partners provide regular internship opportunities, to earn college credit and experience.
An advisory council of industry professionals, which includes SFA alumni, also visits every fall to advise the department on keeping its curriculum up to date. These professionals meet with students to offer career advice and discuss internship and job opportunities.
Undergraduate programs and requirements
Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics
One of the only programs of its kind in Texas, the Bachelor of Science in data analytics prepares students to meet the growing data management needs of business and industry, equipping them with the skills to extract and analyze data. This interdisciplinary program incorporates classes in computer science, applied statistics and mathematics.