Data Analytics - B.S.

Data Analytics bachelor's degree program seeks to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to obtain employment as a data analyst. Graduates learn to use specialized systems and software to collect and organize data, then use statistical methods to discover patterns, find correlations and predict outcomes in order to make better-informed decisions within their chosen field. Students in this program receive a firm foundation in mathematics, computer programming, and communications, along with gaining experience with database management systems and spreadsheet programs.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Write reports and make presentations containing visual data or statistical results.
  • Utilize database management systems and spreadsheet programs to collect, organize and display data.
  • Use standard techniques of mathematics and statistics in order to address problems or explore phenomenon that are prevalent in various fields.
  • Develop linkages between their interdisciplinary intellectual inquiries and their own ethical positions in terms of contemporary challenges facing individuals, communities and societies.

This program allows students to either directly enter the workforce or continue to a graduate-level education. The hybrid nature of data analysis in the workplace requires both analytical skills and domain specific knowledge. JWU's program prepares its graduates for this aspect of the profession by offering a selection of minors. Qualifying students will complete a 12-credit-hour internship to gain experience in the workforce. Students also have the opportunity to apply to the 4+1 Data Analytics master’s degree program.

Data Analytics

A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science degree

Major Courses
CSIS1000Problem Solving and Programming Concepts3
CSIS1101Computer Science I3
CSIS2030Database Concepts3
CSIS2080Database Design3
FIT1040Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions3
FIT2050Spreadsheets for Data Analysis3
MATH2220Linear Algebra3
MATH4900Applied Statistics3
SMW2025Introduction to Data Visualization3
Major Electives or Minor
Choose 15 credits from the following courses or a minor listed below: *15
Information Security with Cryptography
HCI/Usable Security
Choose three of the following:
Computer Science II
Introduction to Technical Communication
Report and Proposal Writing
Discrete Mathematics
Introduction to Project Management & Project Membership
Minor in Economics **
Minor in Environmental Sustainability **
Minor in Public Health **
Applied/Experiential Learning
Choose 12 credits from the following:12
College of Arts & Sciences Internship
Directed Experiential Education D
Undergraduate Research Experience
Honors Directed Academic Experience
Study Abroad
Related Professional Studies
CAR0010Career Management1
A&S Core Experience
Communication Foundation Courses9
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition II
Communication Skills
Integrated Learning6
Two ILS Courses, one at the 2000 level, one at the 4000 level
Arts and Humanities 6
Ethics: A Global Perspective
One course from ART, HIST, HUM, LIT, or REL
Quantitative Analysis I ***
Quantitative Analysis II
One course from BIO, CHM, PHY or SCI
Social Science6
One course from ANTH, LEAD, PSCI, PSYC or SOC
A&S Electives6
Statistics I
Introduction to Biostatistics
Statistics II
Free Electives #
24 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university24
Total Credits121.0

D Directed Experiential Education (DEE) opportunities are based on project availability with community partners and student eligibility. For more information, visit Experiential Education & Career Services (EE&CS). 

#  In addition to classes, free elective credits may be applied to a number of options such as internship, study abroad, Directed Experiential Education courses and courses in a specialization or minor as relevant. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to three graduate-level courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty adviser before scheduling free elective credits.

NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Basic Mathematics or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).

Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills to fulfill the graduation writing requirement. These writing skills are assessed in ENG1021 Rhetoric & Composition II. Students who have met the requirement of ENG1021 Rhetoric & Composition II or ENG1027 Honors Advanced Composition and Communications: Civic Discourse outside of Johnson & Wales University must fulfill the graduation writing requirement through successful completion of ENG0001 Writing Workshop.

In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Global Study Abroad programs offer a variety of international options for major, minor, arts and sciences, and elective credit at many affordable price points for students during the academic year, break periods, and summer. Faculty-led, exchange, affiliate, and direct-enroll programs range in duration from one week to a full semester or full year. Financial aid may be applied and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications. Where will you go?