Bachelor of Science

DATA ANALYTICS DEGREE

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Focus Areas

Graduating Next-Generation, Leading Data Scientists

The B.S. in Data Analytics program has been designed to train outstanding future data scientists. The demand for such graduates and the opportunity for them to play key roles in 21st-century industry and innovation are outstanding.

After completion of the B.S in Data Analytics, students will be able to;

   have an in-depth knowledge of fundamental data science concepts

   analyze a given data science problem and be able to formulate a correct solution in terms of the datasets needed, the learning techniques required and the software technologies to be utilized

   turn data into actionable insights by using advanced analytics, visualization, reporting and machine learning

   understand relevant statistical concepts and know how to apply these to data science problems in practice

   apply emerging artificial intelligence technologies to applicable problems

Big Data Analytics

Students will develop the necessary skills to manage and analyze the huge quantities of data at the heart of current industry transformation. Students will familiarize themselves with various software tools and distributed software platforms that are needed in the big data analytics profession. Topics on data mining, text mining and machine learning will be covered to provide students with a good understanding of the different elements in big data analytics. McKinsey & Co. indicates that machine learning has received between $5 and $7 billion in investment in 2016, the most across all technology categories. Graduates will be well-placed to profit from this rapid growth in the field.

Internet of Things

Gartner estimates there will be over 20.8 billion connected devices by 2020. These industry developments will require data science graduates who are able to combine knowledge of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, new data acquisition approaches, skills in cloud system engineering and the ability to utilize advanced learning technologies; according to Intel, the future of IoT lies in interoperability. Application areas include smart cities, wearables, and smart homes. At Florida Poly, our data science graduates from this concentration will be positioned to lead in developing the connected future.

Health Informatics

Health care spending is projected to reach $5.5 trillion by 2025, 20 percent of gross domestic product, and health informatics will be the key to harnessing this spending in a way that supports the best health outcomes for all members of the population. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, health services professions are expected to grow by 23 percent from 2012 to 2022. Data science students interested in applying their skills to the massive health field are encouraged to consider this concentration. Students will learn about the rapidly evolving health analytics area, the specific knowledge bases and challenges of the health sector and will be positioned to make a meaningful impact to the lives and health of many.

Know the Facts

$121,000

is the 2018 median salary for Data Scientists according to Glassdoor.com
Best Job in America

data scientist careers have been ranked as the "Best Job in America" for three years in a row, 2016, 2017, and 2018
Harvard Business Review

the role of Data Scientist has been described as "The Sexiest Job" of the 21st century by Harvard Business Review
Rapid Growth in Demand

McKinsey & Co has estimated rapid growth in demand for and a sever shortage of professions with the needed data science skills
Transform the Industry

Harness cutting-edge analytics, learning and artificial intelligence technologies to help transform industry

DATA ANALYTICS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • WHAT IS THE FIELD OF DATA ANALYTICS?

    The field of data analytics involves the most cutting-edge sectors within information technology. Data analytics extends to multiple areas, including aerospace, automotive, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, computer engineering, computer science, information technology, nanotechnology, nuclear physics, photonics, robotics, semiconductors, and telecommunications.

  • WHAT DO GRADUATES DO WITH A DATA ANALYTICS DEGREE?

    IT professionals are among the most sought-after employees in a range of industries today. From retail to manufacturing and healthcare to transportation, almost every industry relies on data analytics for all aspects of their operations.

  • WHAT MAKES FLORIDA POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY’S DATA ANALYTICS DEGREE PROGRAM UNIQUE?

    Students who major in Data Analytics are able to develop specialized knowledge and hands-on skills in information technology (IT). The major is a multi-disciplinary program with an emphasis on practical applications.

  • WHAT IS THE OUTLOOK FOR DATA ANALYTICS DEGREE GRADUATES?

    Because the high-tech sector of the economy develops or uses the most data analytics, it is often seen as having the most potential for growth and as a primary economic driver. Graduates with a degree in data analytics possess the skills and know-how to assist with the back-end, high-tech operations for a range of businesses.