Sep 20, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

Department of Data Science & Business Analytics


Data Science and Business Analytics

Department Chair: Dr. Shahram Taj, Professor

Assistant Chair: Dr. Rei Sanchez-Arias, Assistant Professor

 
Degree Programs Certificate Programs
Data Science
Business Analytics
 

 

 


Overview

Department of Data Science and Business Analytics offers two undergraduate degree programs, and three entry-level certificates. The undergraduate degree programs are Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics. The undergraduate entry-level certificate programs are Coding for Data Analytics, Entrepreneurship, and Health Systems.

There are five concentrations available to students in B.S. in Business Analytics and B.S. in Data Science:

  1. Logistics & Supply Chain Management

  2. Intelligent Mobility

  3. Quantitative Economics and Econometrics

  4. Big Data Analytics

  5. Health Systems Engineering

Bachelor of Science, Data Science

See Program Description  for full curriculum and details.

Florida Common Prerequisites: Data Science

Students who started as freshmen at Florida Poly (native students) must complete general education requirements and the following courses to enter the degree program as a junior:

  • COP 2271C - Introduction to Computation and Programming Credits: 3

  • COP 3530 - Data Structures & Algorithms Credits: 3

  • MAC 2311 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 Credits: 4

  • MAC 2312 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 Credits: 4

  • MAD 2104 - Discrete Mathematics Credits: 3

  • PHY 2048 - Physics 1 Credits: 3

  • PHY 2048L - Physics 1 Laboratory Credits: 1

  • QMB 3200 - Advanced Quantitative Methods Credits: 3

  • STA 2023 - Statistics 1 Credits: 3

 

Transfer students must meet general education requirements and satisfy the following Florida State Common Prerequisites to enter the degree program as a junior:

COP 2271C (1)

& COP 3530

& MAC 2311

  • or MAC X281

& MAC 2312

  • or MAC X282

& MAD 2107

& PHY 2048/2048L

  • or PHY X048C

  • or PHY X043/X048L

  • or PHY X053/X053

  • or PHY X049C

  • or PHY X044/X049L

  • or PHY X054/X054L

& QMB 3200

& STA 2023

  • or EGS X025

  • or QMB X100

  • or STA X024

  • or STA X032

  • or STA X037

  • or STA X122

(1)  Intro programming in C, C++, JAVA, or equivalent language.

Academic Learning Compact: Data Science

Florida Polytechnic University’s Academic Learning Compact describes what students, who follow the major’s study plan, will know and be able to do. These are listed as core student learning outcomes.

Student Learning Outcomes:

The Outcomes Involve These Skills:

Upon completion of the Data Science Degree, students will be able to:

Content

Critical Thinking

Communication

Apply current data science concepts, techniques, and practices to solve complex problems.

X

 

 

Analyze a given data science problem and formulate a solution in terms of the datasets needed, the techniques required or the technologies to be utilized.

 

X

 

Communicate effectively insights, analysis, conclusions, or solutions to a diverse audience.

 

 

X

Bachelor of Science, Business Analytics

See Program Description  for full curriculum and details.

Florida Common Prerequisites: Business Analytics

Transfer students must meet general education requirements and satisfy the following Florida State Common Prerequisites to enter the degree program as a junior:

ACG X021

  • or ACG X022

  • or ACG X001 & ACG X011

& ACG X071

  • or ACG X301

  • or ACG X072

& BUL 2241

  • or BUL X131

  • or CGS X092

  • or GEB X350

  • or MAN X440

  • or PHI X600

& CGS 1100

  • or CGS X100C

  • or CGS X000

  • or CGS X530   

  • or CGS X531

  • or CGS X570

  • or ISM X000

& ECO X013

& ECO X023

& EGS 3625

& MAC X311

  • or MAC X281

& STA X023

  • or EGS X025

  • or ESI X230

  • or QMB X100

  • or STA X024

  • or STA X032

  • or STA X037

  • or STA X122

Academic Learning Compact: Business Analytics

Florida Polytechnic University’s Academic Learning Compact describes what students, who follow the major’s study plan, will know and be able to do. These are listed as core student learning outcomes.

Student Learning Outcomes:

The Outcomes Involve These Skills:

Upon completion of the Business Analytics Degree, students will:

Content

Critical Thinking

Communication

Apply current business analytics concepts, techniques, and practices to solve business problems.

X

 

 

Analyze a given business problem using appropriate analytics techniques to generate insights and solutions.

 

X

 

Communicate effectively insights, analysis, conclusions, and solutions to a diverse audience.

 

 

X

Certificate, Coding for Data Analytics

See Program Description  for details.

Certificate, Entrepreneurship

See Program Description  for details.

Certificate, Health Systems Engineering

See Program Description  for details.

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