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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 Introduction to Information Technology
  • CSEN1010 Reading & Writing Strategies
  • ECON1010 Survey of Economics
  • PSYC1010 General Psychology
  • HUMA1010 Humanities: Art & music

Freshman Year, Spring

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

Sophomore Year, Fall

  • One from INFS3210, INFS3211, INFS3212
  • MATH2040 Finite math & Applied Calculus
  • HIST Elective
  • CSCN1030 Public Speaking & Persuasion
  • ACCT2060 Managerial Accounting

Sophomore Year, Spring

  • INFS3231 N+
  • 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
  • INFS3710 Knowledge Management
  • MARK2000 Principles of Marketing
  • SOCI1010 Principles of Sociology

Junior Year, Spring

  • INFS4240 DBMS
  • INFS3221 Advanced Systems Analysis
  • INFS4220 Data Mining
  • FINA3000 Principles of Finance
  • SCI Elective

Senior Year, Fall

  • INFS4170 Glob, Econ, Soc., Eth Iss I/S
  • INFS4260 Data Warehousing
  • Open Elective 1
  • Open Elective 2
  • Open Elective 3

Senior Year, Spring

  • INFS4810 Project Management
  • INFS4630 Geographical Information Systems
  • INFS3221 Advanced Systems Analysis
  • Open Elective 4
  • Open Elective 5
  • Open Elective 6
  • INFS4860 Program Outcomes 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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