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Visual Analytics and Sensemaking
ISE 5760

Students learn about information visualization techniques that help people analyze massive amounts of digital data to combat overload and aid sensemaking with applications in retail and financial decision making, logistics, information systems, manufacturing, healthcare, energy and smart grids, cybersecurity and social networks.

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Urban Social Problems
SOCIOL 2367.02

The place of the city in social organization; the emergence, nature, and problems of modern urbanism; projects based in census and field data.  

Topics in Management Accounting
ACCTMIS 4310

Advanced topics in management control, strategic interactions within the firm. Students may not repeat topics.

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Topics in Financial Accounting
ACCTMIS 4210

Applications of modern marketing research procedures to variety of marketing problems. Emphasis placed on survey design and sampling, attitude measurement, perceptual mapping, market segmentation, conjoint analysis, and measurement of customer satisfaction.

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Systems Modeling and Optimization for Analytics
ISE 3230

Introduction to formulation, solution and analysis of continuous and discrete linear and nonlinear models to optimize systems using data-driven techniques.

Systems I: Introduction to Low-Level Programming and Computer Organization
CSE 2421

Introduction to computer architecture at machine and assembly language level; pointers and addressing; C programming at machine level; computer organization.

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Syntax
Ling 4200

Basic elements of syntactic description and an overview of syntactic structure across languages.

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Survey of Artificial Intelligence I: Basic Techniques
CSE 3521

Survey of basic concepts and techniques in artificial intelligence, including problem solving, knowledge representation, and machine learning.

Statistical Modeling for Discovery II
Stat 3302

Statistical models for data analysis and discovery in big-data settings. The regression methods developed in Stat 3301 are extended to data settings with binary and multi-category outcomes. An introduction to some of the most commonly used statistical methods for exploring and analyzing multivariate data is provided. Interpretation and communication of the results of analyses is emphasized.

Statistical Modeling for Discovery I
Stat 3301

Statistical models for data analysis and discovery in big-data settings, with primary focus on linear regression models. The challenges of building meaningful models from vast data are explored, and emphasis is placed on model building and the use of numerical and graphical diagnostics for assessing model fit. Interpretation and communication of the results of analyses is emphasized.

Statistical Foundations of Survey Research
Stat 5510

Introduction to construction materials and techniques.

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Spatial Simulation and Modeling in GIS
Geog 5226

Fundamental modeling and simulation techniques in GIS, including cellular automata, diffusion models, and agent-based models, and their applications in social, environmental, and natural resources research.

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Software II, Software Development and Design
CSE 2231

Data representation using hashing, search trees, and linked data structures; algorithms for sorting; using trees for language processing; component interface design

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Software I, Software Components
CSE 2221

Intellectual foundations of software engineering; design-by-contract principles; mathematical modeling of software functionality; component-based software from client perspective; layered data representation.

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Social Media Analytics
COMM 4558

This course is an introduction to analyzing social media data. Students will learn how to operate an established analytics platform and complete a novel research project using real world social media data. Students will learn how to tackle industry and academic research problems using social media logs and metrics.

Six Sigma Projects
BUSMGT 4251

Six Sigma Projects class.

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Six Sigma Principles
BUSMGT 4250

Designed to familiarize students with the Six Sigma process improvement methodology and to provide them an opportunity to practice using Six Sigma Black Belt tools.

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Seminar in Social Networks
Sociol 4650

In this seminar, we will study both the theoretical and substantive development of the field of social networks as well as methodological tools necessary for conducting research. We will explore how our relationships significantly shape many aspects of our lives including cognition, motivations, identity, social mobility, group organization and resource distribution.

Research Methods in Sociology
Sociol 3487

Introduction to sociological research techniques, methodological approaches, and relevant quantitative procedures.

Research Methods in Psychology
Psych 2300

An overview of issues, methods, and techniques of scientific psychological research. Students must be pursuing majors or minors in Psychology.

Research Design and Ethnographic Methods
Anthro 5650

Students learn to study anthropological problems through hands on experience with ethnographic methods, critical discussion of issues in ethnographic research and design of an ethnographic study.

Psychological Testing
Psych 4511

An overview of theoretical and practical aspects of the assessment and prediction of human behavior; topics include achievement, intelligence, personality, attitudes, interests, and interpersonal relations.

Principles of Microeconomics
Economics 2001.01

Introduction to economic theory: supply and demand for goods, services, and factor inputs; market structure; international trade, the distribution of income. First required course for students planning to take 4000-level courses in Econ.

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Principles of Marketing
BUSML 3250

Presents the concepts, framework and tools of market-based management to deliver superior customer satisfaction, value and profitability. The focus of the course is on identifying, creating, delivering and measuring value creation.

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Principles of Macroeconomics
Economics 2002.01

Introduction to the theory of national income determination; economic fluctuations; money; government policy; international economics.

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Phonology
Ling 4300

Introduction to phonological analysis and description, and an overview of phonological structure across languages.

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Overview of Computer Systems for Non-Majors
CSE 3430

Introduction to computer architecture and organization at machine and assembly level; pointers and addressing using C programming; introduction to operating system concepts: process, memory management, file system and storage, and multi-threaded programming.

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Numerical Methods
CSE 5361

Numerical methods for scientific computation: computer arithmetic, rounding errors, machine precision, machine representation, root-finding, interpolation, integration, linear systems, splines, smoothing, curve-fitting, linear programming.

Marketing Research
BUSML 4202

Course examines the role of marketing research in the formulation and solution of marketing problems. Emphasis is placed on problem formulation, research design, data collection methods (instruments, sampling, operations) and analysis techniques.

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Market Analysis, Development & Forecasting
BUSML 4211

Analysis of advanced capital budgeting problems through understanding the theories and applications of capital structure, leasing and real options. Theories and applications in corporate control, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions.

Mapping Our World
GEOG 2200

Introduction to the power of maps, covering spatial representation, visual literacy, and geographic information technology in a global society.  

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Machine Learning and Statistical Pattern Recognition
CSE 5523

Introduction to basic concepts of machine learning and statistical pattern recognition; techniques for classification, clustering and data representation and their theoretical analysis.

Logistics Technology and Application
BUSML 4386

Focus on the operational use of logistics software technologies such as transportation management systems, warehouse management systems, and inventory management systems. Course taught in a lab environment with tools for lectures, exercises and HW.

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Logistics Management
BUSML 3380

Concepts and methods used to plan and manage logistics activities in a business environment. Understanding of the components of logistics management and tradeoffs required to manage the integrated flow of goods through the supply chain.

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Logistics Decision Making
BUSML 7381

This case-based course will prepare students to make data-driven decisions on key logistics issues and then make these decisions actionable through a focus on appropriate solution methods needed to achieve firm financial goals.  

Logistics Analytics
BUSML 4382

Will equip student with the tools and skills necessary to recognize, analyze and solve significant problems in the operation of a logistics system through the application of techniques using spreadsheet analysis, optimization and simulation.

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Linguistic Meaning
Ling 4400

Introduction to linguistic meaning across languages, including word meaning, the contribution of syntactic structure, and the role of context in interpretation.

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Linear Algebra
Math 2568

Matrix algebra, vector spaces and linear maps, bases and dimension, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, applications.

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Introduction to Statistical Learning
Stat 4620

The course provides an introduction to the principles of statistical learning and standard learning techniques for regression, classification, clustering, dimensionality reduction, and feature extraction.

Introduction to Statistical Inference for Data Analytics
Stat 3202

Foundational inferential methods for learning about populations from samples, including point and interval estimation, and the formulation and testing of hypotheses. Statistical theory is introduced to justify the approaches. The course emphasizes challenges that arise when applying classical ideas to big data, partially through the use of computational and simulation techniques.

Introduction to Statistical Analysis
Stat 2450

Calculus-based introduction to statistical data analysis. Includes sampling, experimental design, probability, binomial and normal distributions, sampling distributions, inference, regression, ANOVA, two-way tables.

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Introduction to Scientific Visualization
CSE 5544

Principles and methods for visualizing data from measurements and calculations in physical and life sciences, and transactional and social disciplines; information visualization; scientific visualization.

Introduction to Research Informatics
BMI 5740

A survey of biomedical informatics theories and methods employed in the design, implementation and management of clinical and translational research programs. Recommended experience with computer science, statistics, anatomy, medical terminology, and molecular biology.

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Introduction to Probability for Data Analytics
Stat 3201

An introduction to probability and its role in statistical methods for data analytics. Equal emphasis is placed on analytical and simulation-based methods for quantifying uncertainty. Approaches to assessing the accuracy of simulation methods are discussed. Students should have some prior knowledge of basic programming. Applications of probability and sampling to big-data settings are discussed.

Introduction to Parallel Computing
CSE 5441

Parallel programming models; sequential and parallel performance issues; high-performance computer architecture; design, analysis, implementation and performance evaluation of parallel algorithms.

Introduction to Operations Management: Improving Competitiveness in Organizations
BUSMGT 3230

Introduction to operations and supply chain management to improve manufacturing and service organizations; analyzing, controlling and improving resources and processes to increase productivity, generate value-added output and meet business goals.

Prereq: Econ 2001.01 (200), 2002.01 (201); and Stat 1430 (133) or equivalent.

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Introduction to Neural Networks
CSE 5526

Survey of fundamental methods and techniques of neural networks; single- and multi-layer perceptrons; radial-basis function networks; support vector machines; recurrent networks; supervised and unsupervised learning.

Introduction to Network Science
CSE 5245

Introduction to Network Science; Global and Local Network Measures; PageRank; Community Discovery  Algorithms; Network Models; Understanding the role of network analysis in Web and Social network applications

Introduction to Imaging Informatics
BMI 5720

Teach students from different backgrounds the role of imaging in biomedical research, decision support and personalized medicine. Recommended familiarity with a programming language and operating system.

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Introduction to Database Systems
CSE 3241

Database systems use, logical design, entity-relationship model, normalization, query languages and SQL, relational algebra and calculus, object relational databases, XML, active databases; database design project.

Introduction to Data Mining
CSE 5243

Knowledge discovery, data mining, data preprocessing, data transformations; clustering, classification, frequent pattern mining, anomaly detection, graph and network analysis; applications.

Introduction to Business Analytics: Defining and Applying “Big Data”
BUSADM 3630.05

Exploration of current interdisciplinary best business practices in industry. Students will work across business specializations to learn strategy and implementation details from current industry professionals.

Introduction to Biomedical Informatics
BMI 5710

A survey of biomedical informatics theories and methods employed in the design, implementation and management of information systems supporting basic science, clinical and translational research, clinical care, and public health. Recommended course work in computer science, statistics, anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 710.

 

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Introduction to Bioinformatics
BMI 5730

Introduces students to basic topics of bioinformatics including sequence analyses, proteomics, microarrays, regulatory networks, sequence and protein databases. Recommended background in molecular biology and computer science.

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Introduction to Accounting Information Systems
ACCTMIS 3600

The design of accounting information systems; focus is on business processes and internal control.

Integrated Molecular and Cellular Biology for Non-Biologists
MolGen 5660

Overview of molecular and cellular biology of single cells, tissues, organisms and their interactions, including genetics and biochemistry of single cells.

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Information Security Projects
CSE 5472

Team-based projects: solve information security problems (mobile/static host/network hardening, intrusion detection and vulnerability scanning, forensics); results communicated through report writing and presentation.

Information Security
CSE 4471

Introduction to security of digital information; threats and attacks; regulations; risk management; attack detection and response; cryptography; forensics; technical training and certifications.

Health Analytics: Data to Discovery to Dissemination
BMI 5770

Health Analytics is the science of analyzing health data for knowledge discovery and decision making. The sheer diversity of data types in health care settings results in what scholars call a DRIP environment: Data Rich-Information Poor. Data has become ubiquitous in healthcare settings from clinical decision making to operational/business planning; health decisions are now being made similarly. No programming experience is required, but students are expected to vigorously engage in their own learning and parts of courses will require that students use and adapt to tools demonstrated during class.

GIS Algorithms and Programming
Geog 5222

The theory and algorithms underpinning today’s GIS technology and the development of custom GIS applications using the Python programming language.

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GeoVisualization
Geog 5201

Examination of issues, techniques and applications of analytic cartography, interactive maps and scientific visualization for exploring geographic data.

Geographic Applications of Remote Sensing
Geog 5225

Introduction to the fundamental principles, methods, and geographic applications of remote sensing.

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General Chemistry I
Chemistry 1210

First course for science majors, covering dimensional analysis, atomic structure, the mole, stoichiometry, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, electron configuration, bonding, molecular structure, gases, liquids, and solids.

Prereq: One unit of high school chemistry, and Math Placement Level L or M; or a grade of C- or above in Math 1130 (130), 1131 (131), 1148 (148), 1150 (150), or above. Not open to students with credit for 1220 (123), 1620 (162), 1920H (202H), 1250 (125), 1610, or 1910H (202H). This course is available for EM credit. GE nat sci phys course. NS Admis Cond course.

 

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Fundamentals of GIS
Geog 5210

Basic principles of geographic and land information systems and their use in spatial analysis and information management.

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Foundations of Speech and Language Processing
CSE 5525

Fundamentals of natural language processing, automatic speech recognition and speech synthesis; lab projects concentrating on building systems to process written and/or spoken language.

Foundations of Marketing
BUSML 3150

Presents the concepts, framework and tools of market-based management. Topics include the marketing concept and the role that product, price, promotion and distribution play in marketing strategy and implementation.

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Foundations of Investments
BUSFIN 3222

Development of language skills using Italian media sources such as soap operas, internet resources, films, newspapers/magazines, etc. Not open to native speakers of Italian.

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Foundations of International Finance
BUSFIN 3250

Management of financial risk inherent with international business; problems of implementing corporate finance principles; International Capital Markets, for non-Business majors.

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Foundations of Finance
BUSFIN 3120

Develops skills related to Time Value of Money, Risk and Return with applications in business and personal finance.

Prereq: AcctMIS 2000 (310), Math 1130 (130) or equiv, Econ 2001.01 (200), and CSE 100 or equiv.

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Foundations of Accounting
ACCTMIS 2000

A survey of accounting for non-business students; financial statements and analysis; accounting for assets, liabilities and owners’ equity; and elements of managerial accounting.

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Foundations II: Data Structures and Algorithms
CSE 2331

Design/analysis of algorithms and data structures; divide-and-conquer; sorting and selection, search trees, hashing, graph algorithms, string matching; probabilistic analysis; randomized algorithms; NP-completeness.

Foundations I, Discrete Structures
CSE 2321

Propositional and first-order logic; basic proof techniques; graphs, trees; analysis of algorithms; asymptotic analysis; recurrence relations.

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Experimental Economics
Econ 4050

Introduction to economics as an experimental social science. Students participate in and study results of economic experiments dealing with markets, individual decision making, and a broad array of game theoretic economic models.

Elementary Chemistry
Chemistry 1110

Introductory chemistry for non-science majors, including dimensional analysis, atomic structure, bonding, chemical reactions, states of matter, solutions, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, along with topics in organic and biological chemistry.

Prereq: Eligibility to enroll in Math 1116 (116). Not open to students with credit for 1210 (121), 1250, 1610 (161), 1910H (201H), or 102. This course is available for EM credit. GE nat sci phys course. NS Admis Cond course.

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Econometrics II
Econ 5420

Discrete choice models, panel data, endogeneity, instrumental variables, and systems of equations; stationary and nonstationary time series; applications in various fields of economics. Continuation of 5410.

Design and Implementation of GIS
Geog 5223

Practice-oriented development, design, implementation and evaluation of spatial databases, with an emphasis on local problems.

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Design and Development of Business Analytics Solutions
BUSADM 3632.05

Hands-on experience in the execution of industry business practices to fill a need articulated by an operating public or private organization.

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Data Analysis and Visualization
BUSMGT 7257

Designed to equip students with competencies in translating real-world problems into forms that such technologies can assist with, to portray/visualize these translations in ways that enhance the understanding of the dynamics of these problems, to structure mechanisms that derive suggested solutions, to clearly convey the justification and practicality of final solutions to others. 

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Customer Relationship Management
BUSML 4212

Examines the theories of methods used to identify profitable customers, understand their needs and wants, and how to build a bond with them by developing customer-centric products and services directed toward providing customer value.

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Conveying Quantitative Data in Public Affairs
PUBAFRS 6510

Provides students with an understanding of how to convey complex information visually using software tools so as to facilitate, frame and inform debates around issues in public policy and public finance.  

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Computer Vision for Human-Computer Interaction
CSE 5524

Computer vision algorithms for use in human-computer interactive systems; image formation, image features, segmentation, shape analysis, object tracking, motion calculation, and applications.

Communication Industry Research Methods
Comm 3163

Overview of major empirical methods in communication industry research.

Cartography and Map Design
Geog 5200

A study of the cartographic techniques of map compilation and design including generalization, symbolization, reproduction, and GIS-based mapping with an emphasis on thematic mapping.

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Business Finance
BUSFIN 3220

Introductory finance class which allows students develop the skills to understand how financial managers make value-maximizing decisions for their firms.

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Business Analytics
BUSMGT 2321

Examination of the use of business analytic models used in managerial decision making processes. Emphasis on formulation and interpretation of models; supported by spreadsheet based software.

Biological Sciences: Form, Function, Diversity, and Ecology
Biological Sciences: Form, Function, Diversity, and Ecology

Exploration of biology and biological principles; evolution and speciation, diversity in structure, function, behavior, and ecology among prokaryotes and eukaryotes. A broad introduction to biology comprises both Biology 1113 and 1114.

Prereq: Math 1130 (130), 1148, or 1150 or above, or Math Placement Level L or M.

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Biological Sciences: Energy Transfer and Development
Biology 1113

Exploration of biology and biological principles; evolution and the origin of life, cellular structure and function, bioenergetics, and genetics. A broad introduction to biology comprises both Biology 1113 and 1114.

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Bayesian Analysis and Statistical Decision Making
Stat 3303

Introduction to concepts and methods for making decisions in the presence of uncertainty. Topics include: formulation of decision problems and quantification of their components; learning about unknown features of a decision problem based on data via Bayesian analysis; characterizing and finding optimal decisions. Techniques and computational methods for practical implementation are presented.

Analyzing Language in Social Media
ENGLISH 5804

Course gives students experience analyzing language in social media. It covers theoretical issues arising in digital communication and provides hands-on practice at computational data analysis, applicable across fields. Students gain an understanding of the sociolinguistic dynamics of online communication and the technical skills to conduct research on them. Team-taught w/ faculty in Linguistics. 

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Analyzing Language in Social Media
LING 5804

Course gives students experience analyzing language in social media. It covers theoretical issues arising in digital communication and provides hands-on practice at computational data analysis, applicable across fields. Students gain an understanding of the sociolinguistic dynamics of online communication and the technical skills to conduct research on them. Team-taught w/ faculty in English. 

Advanced Market Research
BUSML 4210

Applications of modern marketing research procedures to variety of marketing problems. Emphasis placed on survey design and sampling, attitude measurement, perceptual mapping, market segmentation, conjoint analysis, and measurement of customer satisfaction.

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Advanced Database Management Systems
CSE 5242

Transaction management; query processing and optimization; organization of database systems, advanced indexing, multi-dimensional data, similarity-based analysis, performance evaluation, new database applications.

Accounting and Cost Analysis
ACCTMIS 5000

An introduction to accounting and cost analysis for planning, decision-making, and control.

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Academic Programs with Core Analytics Components at Ohio State:
Degree-Granting Programs×

Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics

  • Specializations in Biomedical Informatics, Business Analytics, Computational Analytics, or Social Science Analytics

Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs Policy Analysis & Evaluation specialization

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Analysis and Practice

Bachelor of Science in Geographic Information Science

Bachelor of Science or Arts in Actuarial Science

Bachelor of Science or Arts in Computer and Information Science

Bachelor of Science in Geography

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems

Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s in Atmospheric Sciences Program

Masters of Actuarial and Quantitative Risk Management

Master of Applied Statistics (MAS)

Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics

Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering

Master of Science in Statistics

Master of Science with Biostatistics specialization

Master of Public Health with Biostatistics specialization

Master’s in Business Logistics Engineering (MBLE)

Master of Business Administration

  • Specializations in Financial Reporting and Analysis, Operations and Logistics, or Data Analytics

Interdisciplinary Master’s in Atmospheric Sciences Program

PhD in Statistics

Interdisciplinary PhD in Biostatistics

Minors×
Graduate Interdisciplinary Specializations×

Specialization in Demography

Specialization in Geospatial Data and Analysis

Specialization in Quantitative Methods in Consumer Behavior

Specialization in Quantitative Research Methods

Certificates×

Certification in the Practice of Data Analytics

Other Programs/Clusters×

Fisher College Business Analytics Cluster

Industrial and Systems Engineering Data Analytics & Optimization Track