Why Choose Data Analytics?

Data drives the modern world. The interdisciplinary Data Analytics minor at Elmira College is designed to build your problem-solving, mathematical modeling, computer programming, and statistics skills necessary to effectively analyze and visualize data. Nearly every profession can benefit from the tools provided by data analytics.

What Data Analytics Will Teach You

You’ll gain the problem-solving, mathematical modeling, computer programming, and statistics skills needed to analyze large data sets and identify trends and patterns in data. You’ll work with programming languages such as Python and geographic information systems (GIS) software. The analysis and data visualizations you create can help businesses make better decisions.

Where Data Analytics Can Take You

Data Analytics is a growing field with a broad appeal. Depending on your interests, you could use your skills in accounting, business, finance, and research in the natural or social sciences. For example, you could help a marketing team analyze consumer behavior trends and help predict new sales opportunities. Or you could collect, clean, and analyze data sets collected for environmental research.

Program Highlights

  • Pairs well with most majors.

  • Increased salary potential. According to the BLS, the median salary for a data scientist is $100,910 per year.

  • Lots of demand. According to the BLS, data scientist roles are expected to grow by 36% between 2021-2031, much faster than the average job growth.

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