Analytics and Data Science, B.S.

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Shaping the next generation of data revolutionaries

THIS MAJOR IS OFFERED ON BOTH THE MANCHESTER AND DURHAM CAMPUSES

 

With an explosion of big data initiatives in organizations worldwide, the demand for data-savvy individuals has never been higher. The Analytics and Data Science program is the only on-campus degree of its kind in the region, specifically designed to prepare the next generation of innovative data scientists and analysts.

You’ll learn the cutting-edge technical skills you need to manage, distill and interpret data for industries from finance to healthcare to marketing and advertising. You’ll master programming languages like Python and R so you can derive actionable information from data, and you'll become fluent in big-data frameworks like Hadoop and MapReduce – valuable skills to any employer. With an emphasis on extracting meaning from data, this program is designed to prepare students for careers in a wide array of industries or for professionally-oriented graduate programs, like UNH's Master of Science in Analytics

Your interests inspire what you study, allowing you to focus your education with degree options in:

  • Analytics, which centers on the applications of data science in industry. This option can be fully completed at both the Manchester and Durham campuses.
  • Data Science,  which emphasizes the theoretical, mathematical and computational underpinnings of modern data science. This option requires some courses currently offered only at the Durham campus.

This vital field impacts nearly all aspects of the economy, society and daily life. Emerging out of several established fields, including information technology, computer science, statistics, mathematics and business analytics, analytics and data science involves multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to extract knowledge and insights from large quantities of complex data for use in a broad range of applications.

Analytics and data science is being applied in many organizations within industry, academia and government, and the job demand reflects this growth. With the hands-on experience you'll get through applied projects, internships and field work, you’ll gain cutting-edge technical skills and a competitive advantage in this rapidly growing field.

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NEW ENGLAND RESIDENTS

Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont do not offer a bachelor's-level Analytics program in their public universities, so students from these states can enroll in UNH's program at a reduced tuition rate.

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Analytics and Data Science is offered at both the Manchester and Durham campuses.

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As an Analytics and Data Science major, you can tailor your degree to the future you want. The following degree options will appear on the official UNH transcript and allow you to focus your studies in a specific subject area.

  • Analytics: The option in Analytics is designed for students interested in heading into industry immediately upon graduation, or pursuing graduate work in a professionally oriented program such as the Master of Science in Analytics at UNH. This option centers on the applications of data science in industry. The Analytics option can be fully completed at the Manchester campus.
  • Data Science: The option in Data Science is intended for students interested in pursuing advanced degrees and conducting original research in data science. This option places its emphasis on the theoretical, mathematical and computational underpinnings of modern data science. The Data Science option requires some courses currently offered only at the Durham campus.

To get your B.S. in Analytics and Data Science, you’ll complete 128 credits between courses for the UNH Discovery Program and your major. Below is an example of what your four-year course sequence might look like. Courses are subject to change, so visit courses.unh.edu and select "Courses at Manchester"  to see the most up-to-date course schedules and descriptions.

  
FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester Spring Semester
COMP 425 – Introduction to Programming BUS 400 – Introduction to Business
ENG 401 – First Year Writing COMP 490 – Statistics in Computing and Engineering
MATH 425 – Calculus I MATH 426 – Calculus II
UMST 401 – First Year Experience Seminar Discovery Course
Discovery Course  

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester Spring Semester
COMP 430 – System Fundamentals COMP 520 – Database Design and Development
DATA 557 – Introduction to Analytics and Data Science COMP 525 – Data Structures Fundamentals
MATH 545 – Introduction to Linear Algebra orMATH 645 – Linear Algebra for Applications ENG 502 – Professional and Technical Writing
Discovery Course Discovery Course

THIRD YEAR

Fall Semester Spring Semester
MATH 739 – Applied Regression Analysis DATA 674 – Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics I
BUS 453 – Leadership for Managers DATA 690 – Internship*
BUS 620 – Organizational Behavior USMT 599 – Internship & Career Planning Seminar*
Discovery Course Discovery Course
  Elective/Specialization Course

FOURTH YEAR

Fall Semester Spring Semester
DATA 675 – Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics II Data 790 – Capstone Project
DATA 757 – Big Data Elective/Specialization Course
Elective/Specialization Course Elective/Specialization Course
Elective/Specialization Course Elective/Specialization Course

* Internship and Internship & Career Planning Seminar take place after completing spring semester of junior year.

A GPU computing cluster is under construction, made possible with a recent grant from NVIDIA, the world leader in visual computing. The state-of-the-art cluster will allow students to analyze medical imagery, explore models of speech and leverage GPU computing and CUDA C/C++ in their courses. 
 
With expanded education and research in deep learning, computer vision and speech recognition, students will get the tools and techniques to power the next generation of technological innovation.

 

Your Analytics and Data Science degree from UNH Manchester will put you at the forefront of one of the fastest growing fields in the country.

The McKinsey Global Institute indicates that by 2018, the U.S. will face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with the technical skills necessary to work effectively with data. But the demand for qualified analytics professionals is also skyrocketing globally, with the Education Advisory Board documenting a 32 percent increase in demand for college graduates with data analytics skills from 2010 to 2013.

That growing demand translates into high employment rates and starting salaries, particularly for graduates well-versed in SAS software — which is a core component of our program. Whether you envision a career in business, technology, healthcare, sports or beyond, your data analytics skills will allow you to discover new perspectives and solutions, making your work all the more rewarding.

The demand for data-savvy graduates is growing, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting positive growth in many related professions between 2012 and 2024. Not only are your career possibilities vast, but many also come with lucrative salaries.

Job Title Projected Growth Median Salary
Actuary 18% $97,070
Budget Analyst 3% $71,590
Market Research Analyst 19% $62,150
Management Analyst 14% $81,320
Market Research Analyst 19% $62,150
Operations Research Analyst 30% $78,630
Statistician 34% $80,110

Our campus is in the heart of the region’s cultural, economic, entertainment and government activity — putting unlimited internship opportunities at your doorstep.

We’ve partnered with local businesses to give you the real-world experience that sets you apart. Analytics majors have access to internships at many high-profile organizations in the area, including:

  • Dyn
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Liberty Mutual
  • SilverTech
  • State of New Hampshire

Once you've completed your bachelor's degree, take your education to the next level by pursuing your Master of Science in Analytics at UNH's campus in Durham. The M.S. in Analytics program provides graduates with “the complete package” — developing the technical and professional skills to help businesses use data effectively to produce real-time results. Master’s students will hone their skills through case-studies and real-world challenges, becoming highly skilled at efficiently deriving actionable information from data.

In partnership with the New Hampshire Community Colleges below, we've developed curriculum guides to show you which courses at your community college will transfer into UNH Manchester's Analytics and Data Science program. 

Click on a community college below to see transferable analytics and data science requirements. See the complete list of Pathways. 

Questions? Contact an Admission Counselor for help.

Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont do not offer a bachelor's-level Analytics program in their public universities, so students from these states are eligible for the New England Regional Student Program (NERSP). Under the NERSP, residents from Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont can pay a reduced tuition rate for the Analytics program at UNH Manchester. Learn more

What is the difference between Analytics and Data Science on the Durham campus versus the Manchester campus?

The program is jointly administered across both campuses and the degree requirements are identical.  The Durham campus is primarily for residential full-time students who can commit to classes throughout the day and week.  The Manchester programs are more convenient for students who prefer classes in the evenings or in non-traditional formats. The classes for the Analytics option are available on both campuses, while some classes for the Data Science option are currently available only in Durham.