Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) in Data Analytics
PREPARE FOR A DATA-DRIVEN CAREER
The Data Analytics major will prepare you to use current technologies to generate ethical, data-driven recommendations for business, non-profit, and government fields. The program is portfolio-based, which means you will graduate with concrete projects and accomplishments to showcase your skills to employers.
Data Analytics majors are curious about the world around them, logical thinkers, and problem-solvers. Here at Belmont Abbey, we emphasize the importance of asking the right questions and ethically using data to make informed decisions. The major coursework will build on your strengths to provide you with the programming and software skills and the contextual understanding needed to succeed in a high-paying data analytics career.
Possible career paths:
Data analyst, programmer, database manager, strategic consultant
Average starting salary for data analysts in Charlotte
In addition to the specific requirements listed in the section below, all students at the Abbey are required to earn credits in our core liberal arts curriculum.
As a part of the Core Curriculum requirements, the following are specific core requirements for a B.A. in Data Analytics:
MA 151: College Algebra
DS 101: Intro Data Analytics
CS 201: Intro Programming
MA 208: Statistics
BU 265: Spreadsheets and Databases
CS 307: Database systems
CS 302: Data structures
EC 305: Data analytics economics and finance
DS 350: Data Ethics
CS 312: Programming
DS 344: Data visualization
DS 400W: Data Analytics senior capstone
And 3 of the following electives:
CS 345: Intro to AI
DS 300: GIS
DH 400: Methods in DH
CS 234: C++
MA 305: Advanced stats
MA 311: Linear algebra
A “C” (2.00) average or above in all Data Analytics courses is required for graduation.
*It is the student’s responsibility to verify that all degree requirements for graduation are fulfilled.
The Data Analytics major complements majors in business, economics, finance, and math.
The Data Analytics minor can be a great option for all majors to add some in-demand career skills to their portfolios
More about the experience
ELENA DURAN ‘21
My time at Belmont Abbey College has provided me with a rich and cultivating educational experience. As a business major, I’ve got to encounter some of the best professors the school has to offer. With their close guidance, I feel as though I’m prepared to step forth into a successful life.
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