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Applied Data Analytics B.S.

Explore one of today’s most in-demand skill sets. As an expert in data analytics, you’ll have opportunities in industries from health care to retail, sports, government, nonprofits and beyond.
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About this Program

  • Explore the full data lifecycle, from collection to analysis and visualization.
  • Learn how to leverage cutting-edge approaches to data science like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.
  • Develop in-demand technical skills such as R and Python programming languages.
  • Gain expertise in translating data into meaningful insights that inform key business decisions.
  • Build your resume through real-world experience with client projects, internships, research collaborations and more.

Program Information

Degree Type






College or School

Career Path

93 %

Three-year average placement rate.
# 1

Careers in information, data science and technology are some of the most lucrative and in-demand in today's economy.
$ 81,165

Average starting salary of 2023 graduating class.
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School of Information Studies

Today’s world is driven by information. From big data to social media and beyond, information is reshaping the way we work, learn and connect. Here, you’ll study at the leading edge of innovations in information and technology. You’ll gain in-demand skills in areas like data science, cybersecurity, cloud computing, web design, social media and more. And you’ll graduate with the network and the résumé you need to land a great career.
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The B.S. in applied data analytics is 120 credits. The curriculum blends data science courses with a general core in information technology.

The 120 credit breakdown is as follows:

  • 30-31 credits of applied data analytics (ADA) major courses
    • 21-22 credits of primary core classes
    • 9 credits of analytical course electives
  • 15 credits in ADA concentration and elective courses
  • 21-23 credits in skills electives, including programming, communication and quantitative skills courses
  • 36 credits in Arts and Sciences divisional requirements
  • 21-24 credits in general electives
  • 4 DEIA credits
    • 1-credit DEIA requirement
    • One upper division 3-credit DEIA course
  • International experience

You can further personalize your degree by selecting one of the following concentrations, or pursue a minor outside the iSchool that leverages the use of analytics.

  • Information Security Management: Understand how hackers and computer viruses work, so you can improve cybersecurity and protect information.
  • Project Management: Develop managerial and technical skills to oversee informational systems and create business policies.
  • Network and Cloud Computing: Study the development of network technologies, such as cloud services, and their effect on users.
  • Web Design and Management: Create and maintain web resources and sites to make sense for users and organizations.
  • Digital Retail Strategies: Enhance your knowledge of electronic commerce, technologies and layout strategy for retail corporations.
  • Innovation, Design and Startups: Develop the creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial skills needed to run a business.

Extracurricular Opportunities

Career Preparation

Experiential Learning

Apply your classroom learnings in the real world and gain the network and the resume you need to succeed. Gain real-world experience through internships at places like Microsoft, Amazon, Disney, KPMG and more. Explore through study abroad programs like Eurotech and Asiatech. We’re committed to helping you connect with employers, gain experience, grow your network and explore the many pathways your iSchool degree can take you.

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Explore new ideas and pursue innovation through student-led research projects. Our NEXIS lab is run by students and explores emerging technologies, giving you the opportunity to grow skills in data science, project management, research, design thinking and more.

Clubs and Activities

Student Organizations

Get involved outside the classroom through student organizations, events and other activities. From Data Science Day and guest lectures to clubs like Women in Tech and Information Security Club, you’ll have the opportunity to pursue your interests in many ways. And with 300+ clubs across the University, you’ll have plenty of exciting things to explore.

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