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Sport Analytics

Explore data’s powerful role in understanding and prioritizing information to maintain a competitive advantage in the sports industry.

A Sport Analytics student and Professor collaborate in the sports computer lab

Syracuse University's sport analytics program educates students on the principles of research methodology, sport economics, database management, finance, computer mathematics, statistics and economics.

Interesting Fact: Syracuse is the first American university to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in sports analytics.

About Falk

Social justice principles are at the foundation of programs in exercise science, food studies, human development and family science, marriage and family therapy, public health, nutrition, social work, sport analytics and sport management. Academics, service learning projects, internships, research opportunities, immersion travel and clubs connected to our majors prepare students for careers to make a difference in the communities where they will live and work.


Core coursework covers statistics, sport management, and economics. Sample courses include:

  • Sport Data Analysis
  • Sport Economics
  • Price Theory in Sports
  • Database and Programming
  • Web Scraping

The sport analytics degree also includes a mandatory foreign language requirement to prepare students for the global sport industry. Students finish their degree requirements by writing a senior thesis.

Practical Experience

In addition to coursework, the sport analytics program offers research and field experiences to help students explore and understand the sports industry:

  • Intern at leading sport management and analytic firms.
  • Network and learn from presidents, founders, CEOs and other top-level sports industry executives at college events.
  • Put your coursework to work as a member of the Baseball Statistics and Sabermetrics Club .

Study Abroad

Broaden your perspective and enhance your resume with a study abroad experience during your college years. Consistently ranked among the top 25 international education providers in the U.S.,  Syracuse Abroad  has more than 100 programs in 60 countries. Sport analytics students may go abroad in Florence, London, and Strasbourg, among others.

Life After Syracuse University

With a sport analytics degree, you can pursue such careers as:

  • Statistician
  • Player evaluation
  • Economist
  • Computer programmer
  • Sports analyst

Or, continue your education and earn a graduate degree in business, sport management, or law. Recent graduates of the program have attended some of the top graduate schools in the U.S.