School of Continuing and Professional Studies > Academics > Undergraduate > Undergraduate Majors > Decision Analytics (BA)
The Bachelor of Arts in Decision Analytics has a strong industry orientation and provides students with the knowledge and skills they need for the jobs they hold today as well as those they might seek out tomorrow.
Decision analytics is an interdisciplinary field dedicated to the collection, analysis and communication of complex and dynamic data sets. This degree is ideal for two groups of students: those who want to move up in their current job and those who want to move into a career in data science. See our fact sheet for more details. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students will be able to:
The Bachelor of Arts in Decision Analytics degree from the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) is an interdisciplinary degree dedicated to the collection, analysis and communication of Big Data, a term used to reflect the challenging complexities and dynamic nature of large data sets today. Decision analysts have a keen sense of data and are able to apply critical reasoning to both qualitative and quantitative data in context. They are able to ask the right questions and formulate problems to facilitate analysis. As such, they are able to understand the organization from a systems perspective. They are comfortable learning new technologies in this dynamic field, particularly database, statistical and visualization software. They also excel in working collaboratively, dealing with ambiguity, creative problem solving, and communication skills.
Designed for working adults, the BA in Decision Analytics has a strong industry orientation that is specifically geared to provide students with the knowledge and skills they can apply in jobs they hold today and to enable them to advance in their careers.
16 credit hours in residence.
4 credit hours in residence.
40 credit hours must be completed in residence in the major, 8 credit hours of which in the courses specified.
Must be completed in residence.
Students must also complete the requirements from either the General or Computing concentrations.
Concentrations, tracks and specializations provide focus to the major. In addition to any college core requirements, liberal studies requirements and major requirements, students are required to choose one of the following:
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