Applied Data Analysis

The Applied Data Analysis major gives students broad training in the following core areas of data science: computer programming and data management, data analysis, data visualization, and data ethics. Students with this major obtain a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. The major can be tailored for a student’s interest in a domain area of concentration. In order to apply to the Applied Data Analysis major, students must have:

  • A GPA of 3.2 or higher in the following classes: MATH 1132Q; STAT 1000Q/1100Q, and an introductory programming course (CSE 1010, 1729; STAT 2255; COGS 2500Q).
  • Completed at least 24 credits, 15 of which must be at the University of Connecticut, with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.

After entry into the majors, students must maintain a 3.2 cumulative GPA.

Students receiving a B.A. in Applied Data Analysis are required to take 36 credits, with one or more courses in four core areas, a nine-credit domain concentration sequence, STAT 3255 (Introduction to Data Science), and a Capstone course of at least three credits. Students meet the “writing in the major” requirement in a domain concentration-specific W course, or in a Capstone W course.

The four core area requirements are:

  1. Programming and Data Management: One course (three credits): STAT 2255 or COGS 2500.
  2. Basic Data Analysis: One course (three credits): STAT 3215Q.
  3. Data Ethics: One course (three credits): PHIL 3202.
  4. Data Visualization: One course (at least three credits): STAT 3675Q or GEOG 3510.

Students must select one of the following domain concentration areas:

American Political Institutions Domain Concentration:

American Political Representation Domain Concentration:

Earth Data Science Domain Concentration:

Public Management and Policy Domain Concentration:

Survey Research Methods Domain Concentration:

Population Dynamics Domain Concentration:

To reach 36 credits, additional credits may be taken from approved domain concentrations above or the list of courses below: