Our students are trained in advanced statistical, data, and computer science skills as well as concentrated domain knowledge. This combination enables WSU graduate to effectively work in teams and easily communicate with colleagues and managers to solve problems.
The nine specialization tracks are curricular partnerships between the College of Arts and Sciences and the the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, Carson College of Business, College of Education, and the College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences.
Data analytics is a multi-disciplinary field of study; comprising mathematics, statistics, computer sciences, and the study of data itself. The growing industry of data science has specialties in a plethora of topics, including actuarial sciences, agriculture and environmental systems, business, computation, data visualization, economics, and other sciences like life science, physical, and social sciences.
WSU understands the need for data analytics majors in the growing field and prepares them for success with outcomes such as the understanding of data in theory and practice, context and domain of data, and the methods and application of data. The recognition of professional data analyst responsibilities, legal and ethical obligations involving security and privacy, and principles of data use are studied in this degree. Graduates will be able to communicate their knowledge and function in academic and professional contexts while being able to be both a member and a leader of a team.
There has been an explosion of demand for skilled data analysts who can communicate, solve problems, and work effectively in teams. Data analytics tools and techniques are used by many different industries to create, manage, explore, and analyze large, complex datasets in order to evaluate past performance, predict future trends, and make better decisions.
Washington State University is one of only a handful of universities west of the Mississippi to offer an undergraduate degree specifically designed to prepare students for leadership in data analytics.
The WSU degree is currently available on the Pullman, Vancouver, Everett and Global campuses.