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Department of Computing, Data & Mathematical Sciences

Data Analytics


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Undergraduate

125 credits

required for program

PSEO/Early college online classes

125 credits

125 credits

required for program

PSEO/Early college online classes

Make businesses smarter by using large amounts of information to find new opportunities, maximize profitability, and optimize resources. The data analytics program teaches you to research and analyze large data sets to forecast business strategy success rates, find correlations, and identify trends. This degree lays the foundation for you to work in finance, technology, and other business fields.

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of data analytics students find employment

99%

of seniors are able to discuss their major through a biblical worldview

60%

of internships result in job offers

Why study data analytics at Northwestern?

The Twin Cities of Minnesota is a hub of headquarters—from 3M and Best Buy to General Mills, Medtronic, and more! The connections of our professors and alumni means regular visits to major corporations and learning from their business leaders.

We require students to participate in internships to help translate classroom lessons into practical work experience, with more than 60% of internships resulting in job offers. With campus so close to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, students can take advantage of opportunities in Minnesota’s thriving data analytics industries.

Our small class sizes allow faculty to work with you individually to inspire you to bring your biblical and ethical principles into the workforce.

If you have strong math skills, enjoy analyzing information, finding patterns, problem-solving, using logic, and are interested in a career that offers the flexibility to work in a variety of fields, this might be the right degree for you.

What will you learn?

You will develop strong communication and analytical skills and manage large data sets to solve critical business problems.

Some classes include:

  • Business Analysis
  • Data Mining
  • Statistics
  • Forecasting
  • Business Ethics
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Data Analytics could be perceived as 'Big Brother' if used wrongly. However, as Christians, we should be willing to engage in culture and use the technology that is available to us for good. We should be able to transform and redeem culture by using these tools. Just as the internet allowed Christians to advance the Gospel in places that we were never able to reach, DA gives us the ability to understand the nuances of culture so that we can continually show the hope of the Gospel.
Philip Vierling
Adjunct Instructor

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3003 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55113

651-631-5182

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