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.
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, 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.
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.
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:
- Player evaluation
- 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.