About Data Analysis
Blending statistics and computing to develop methods that support data analysis, this interdisciplinary minor may appeal to you if you major in business, finance, or economics. And if you intend to do research in any area that requires quantitative thinking, this minor could set you apart as you apply to graduate schools.
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Over the past five years, 65% of organizations have increased their number of positions that require skills in data analysis.
Data analysis requires more than just a talent for mathematics and computing: you’ll also draw on “soft” skills in writing and interpersonal communication.
Data analysis can even be the road to helping predict and fight fires, and to detect the source of fires and of arson!
21 hours for interdisciplinary minor; no major available
Advice for your first year at GC: Take the highest-level math classes that you can in our calculus sequence: MAT 125, 225 and 325. You might also take CSC 115 (a requirement for the major) to get a start on computer programming.