Applied Data Analytics Minor

Apply data-driven insights to your primary field of study.

As data and technology become increasingly fundamental to how businesses operate, understanding how to derive, communicate, and apply data-driven insights to organizational problems is an in-demand skill set that will give you an advantage over other graduates in your field.

Every industry and profession needs graduates who can use data to deepen their knowledge, further their research, and make better business decisions. That’s why our minor in Applied Data Analytics is open to all students at Syracuse University outside of the iSchool, regardless of college or major.

The 18 credits are distributed as follows:

  • 9 credits in Required Courses
    • 3 credits in IST 387 – Introduction to Applied Data Science
    • 3 credits in IST 414 – Data Driven Inquiry
    • 3 credits in IST 343 – Data in Society
  • 9 credits in Electives: select three courses from the following list of electives to complete the Minor in Data Analytics:
    • IST 256 – Application Programming for Information Systems
    • IST 359 – Introduction to Database Management Systems
    • IST 407 – Data Mining
    • IST 421 – Information Visualization
    • IST 449 – Human Computer Interaction
    • IST 486 – Social Media in the Organization

View Curriculum in Course Catalog

  • Use data-driven approaches (e.g., visual, quantitative, qualitative, and computational) to generate insight from data, across a range of contexts (e.g., societal, business, political).
  • Examine how individuals, organizations and society are created and impacted by data and machine learning models.
  • Utilize data science development tools to support the full analytics life cycle.

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