BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN DATA ANALYTICS

Solve Real-World Problems Using Data

Today’s world runs on big data. The University of Michigan-Flint’s Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics program teaches you how to clean, visualize, and analyze data to make strategic decisions and solve real-world problems – skills in high demand in business, government, and nonprofits.

Data science is the sixth fastest-growing occupation in the country, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs for data scientists will grow 36 percent between 2021 and 2031, the BLS predicts.

Data analytics occupations also rank high in the 100 Best Jobs list published by U.S. News & World Report – including three slots in the top 20:

  • 6: Data scientist
  • 14: Market research analyst
  • 15: Operations research analyst

UM-Flint’s data analytics program is interdisciplinary, allowing you to customize it to your interests. It offers five tracks:

  • Business Analytics
  • Data Science
  • Geospatial analytics
  • Health Data Analytics
  • Social Analytics

You learn to use state-of-the-art software and programming languages to manage and analyze data. Some of the skills you learn include how to:

  • Assess data quality
  • Evaluate whether the data you collect has limitations
  • Generate insights from your data using tools and algorithms
  • Effectively communicate your insights to different audiences, both in reports and visualizations
  • Use a variety of technical skills in information technology, computer science, and statistics to solve problems and make decisions

Why UM-Flint?

The most important reason to study data analytics at UM-Flint is the quality of our faculty. They’re scholars who are engaged in research, but they come to UM-Flint because they love teaching and helping students succeed. That commitment extends to taking the time to get to know you and work with you individually.

Here are just a few other reasons you should study data analytics at UM-Flint:

Data Analytics Programs at UM-Flint

We offer one major:

All UM-Flint students who aren’t majoring in Data Analytics can choose from three minors:

We also offer a certificates:


Academic Advising for Data Analytics Majors

With so many educational opportunities and career paths available to our data analytics majors, we strongly encourage you to meet regularly with your academic advisor. Our academic advisors can help you choose classes, navigate program requirements, overcome personal issues, find internships and other experiential learning opportunities, explore career and graduate school options, and more.

Cydnee Robertson is the dedicated data analytics advisor. You can contact her at [email protected] or schedule an appointment

Career Opportunities in Data Science and Data Analytics

The technological world lives and depends on data. Whereas sophisticated use of Data Science used to be a competitive advantage, the employment of data scientists is now becoming an industry standard. Data mining, investigation, analysis, management, and forecasting are all crucial areas that industries must employ to remain competitive on a local and global scale.

Accordingly, the demand for competent data scientists is rapidly increasing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the employment of data scientists will grow 35% through 2032, seven times faster than the average for all occupations. With this positive career outlook, graduates of our online Data Science program can kick-start their careers in many industries, such as consulting, financial services, healthcare, and technology.

*With experience, salaries can be over $150,000. In Michigan, job postings for senior data scientists and analysts are around $150,000.

$103,500* median annual wage for data scientists

Your Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics degree from UM-Flint will open the door to a wide range of career options. Consider these job projections for just a few possibilities from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • Budget Analysts
    • Job growth through 2031: 3 percent
    • Job openings annually through 2031: 4,000
    • Typical entry-level education required: Bachelor’s degree
    • Median annual salary: $79,940
  • Data Scientists
    • Job growth through 2032: 35 percent
    • Job openings annually through 2031: 13,500
    • Typical entry-level education required: Bachelor’s degree
    • Median annual salary: $103,500
  • Economists
    • Job growth through 2031: 13 percent
    • Job openings annually through 2031: 1,600
    • Typical entry-level education required: Master’s degree
    • Median annual salary: $105,630
  • Financial Analysts
    • Job growth through 2031: 9 percent
    • Job openings annually through 2031: 32,000
    • Typical entry-level education required: Bachelor’s degree
    • Median annual salary: $95,570
  • Management Analysts
    • Job growth through 2031: 11 percent
    • Job openings annually through 2031: 101,900
    • Typical entry-level education required: Bachelor’s degree
    • Median annual salary: $93,000
  • Market Research Analysts
    • Job growth through 2031: 19 percent
    • Job openings annually through 2031: 99,800
    • Typical entry-level education required: Bachelor’s degree
    • Median annual salary: $63,920
  • Operations Research Analysts
    • Job growth through 2031: 23 percent
    • Job openings annually through 2031: 10,300
    • Typical entry-level education required: Bachelor’s degree
    • Median annual salary: $82,360

Get Started on Your Data Analytics Career Today

If you want a degree that provides a strong academic foundation and skills that open the door to graduate school or a wide range of exciting career opportunities, apply to UM-Flint’s data analytics program today. If you have questions, you can contact the program’s dedicated academic advisor, Cydnee Robertson. You can contact her at [email protected] or schedule an appointment.