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Program Overview

Program Overview

Work with our data scientists and we’ll teach you how to be an ambassador for effective, ethical data. With courses including object-oriented system design and programming, ethics and policy, information structures and database management systems, you’ll be a well-rounded data analyst. You'll understand why people seek information, theoretically, virtually and physically. We'll teach you how to apply your technical know-how to what interests you most. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared for a competitive market, and you’ll have the experience to show it.



General education hours required (38 hours)

Specific courses required:

  • BI 4213 - Biblical Ethics
  • MG 3503 - Leading and Managing People
  • LUSS 2093 - Impact of Internet Technologies on Society

Required courses for major area:

  • CCT 395V - Internship
  • CCT 4613 - Senior Project
  • CS 1213 - Introduction to Computer Programming
  • CS 1233 - Object-Oriented System Design and Programming
  • CS 2243 - Database Management Systems
  • DS 1123 - Introduction to Data Science
  • DS 2063 - Modern Computing Applications for Data Science
  • DS 3123 - Information Ethics and Policy
  • DS 3213 - Principles of Data Science
  • DS 3223 - Information Structures
  • DS 3323 - Principles of Statistical Analysis and Decision Modeling
  • DS 4133 - Research Methods in Data Science
  • DS 4223 - Data Mining and Analysis
  • ENT 2503 - An Introduction to Business
  • IT 1213 - Graphic Design Studio
  • IT 2223 - Web Application Development I
  • IT 2233 - User Interface Design
  • IT 3313 - Network Principles
  • IT 3413 - Systems Analysis and Design
  • IT 3423 - Project Management
  • MA 2053 - Survey of Calculus
  • MA 2183 - Elementary Statistics
  • MA 1113 - College Algebra
  • MK 3503 - Principles of Marketing
  • SEC 3113 - Fundamentals of Information Security

Concentrations courses (choose one concentration and up to nine hours):

Information Technology Entrepreneurship:

  • ENT 3543 - Entrepreneur Marketing
  • ITM 4023 - Data & Knowledge Management
  • ENT 4503 - New Venture Creation

Health Care:

  • DS 4103 - Introduction to Health Care Informatics
  • DS 4003 - Decision Support Systems
  • DS 4013 - Information Systems Management

Business Intelligence:

  • MK 3403 - Strategic Internet Marketing
  • MK 4533 - Marketing Research and Plans
  • ITM 4023 - Data & Knowledge Management 

Environmental Management:

  • ESS 2123 - Principles of Sustainability
  • ESS 4213 - Environmental Law and Policy
  • ESS 4223 - Fundamentals of Environmental Management and Technology


Become more competitive in the job market with an internship related to your interests. You’ll gain experience and boost your exposure. An internship will also help you learn whether you’ve chosen a career you’ll enjoy.

Job placement

With a top-tier university education on your resume, you’ll be in high demand, whether you choose to launch your career or begin graduate school. Most of our programs have a placement rate of at least 90 percent within six months of graduation.

Expert faculty, small class sizes

Learn from award-winning, experienced faculty who actually care about you. Our small class sizes allow us to get to know you personally. We lead an approachable community within our respective programs. Our faculty connections are the experts on their subject matter, too.

Our Faculty

Career Paths

Operations Research Analysts

Operations research analysts use advanced mathematical and analytical methods to help organizations investigate complex issues, identify and solve problems, and make better decisions.

Computer Network Architects

Computer network architects design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and Intranets. These networks range from small connections between two offices to next-generation networking capabilities such as a cloud infrastructure that serves multiple customers.

Database Administrators

Database administrators (DBAs) use specialized software to store and organize data, such as financial information and customer shipping records. They make sure that data are available to users and secure from unauthorized access.