Analytics is an interdisciplinary field combining mathematics, computer science and statistics that integrates knowledge needed to draw insights from data. A Minor in Analytics is a valuable complement to majors in the biological sciences where sophisticated methods of data analysis are increasingly common and researchers with this expertise are in high demand. It is also a valuable addition to students majoring in a business-oriented field (see also the Major in Business Analytics), as businesses increasingly make use of data analysis, forecasting and optimization techniques to drive efficiency and profit. Students in other majors wishing to supplement and enhance their liberal arts education will find these skills to be broadly applicable and exceptionally marketable.


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The Minor in Analytics, which involves study in mathematics and computer science and provides valuable analytical and quantitative skills for students interested in a variety of fields, requires 19 credit hours:

MTH 125: Calculus I (4 hrs.)
MTH 222: Regression Analysis (3 hrs.)
CSC 111: Introduction to Computer Science I (3 hrs.)
CSC 313:: Database Management Systems (3 hrs.)

Either of the following course sets:
    MTH 321: Probability and Statistics I (3 hrs.)
    CSC 314: Data Mining (3 hrs)
    MTH 305: Mathematical Modeling (3 hrs.)
    And another 300-level course in MTH (3 hrs.)

Learning Outcomesclick or touch to open

Students successfully completing this program of study will have achieved the following learning outcomes:
1. Communicate mathematical ideas with precision and clarity in both written and oral form to a variety of audiences.
2. Understand the logic behind statistical inference – the science of drawing conclusions from limited data -- and be able to assess the role of variability in estimations.
3. Confidently use software to store, organize, manipulate and analyze large quantities of data.
Students choosing the first option of courses (MTH 321 / CSC 314) will deepen their understanding of uncertainty and learn more advanced data-manipulation techniques whereas those choosing the second option of courses (MTH 305 / MTH 3xx) will learn to use mathematics to model and optimize real-life phenomena.

Core Curriculumclick or touch to open

The Maryville Curriculum, often called the “core” curriculum, consists of 51 credit hours. Some general education requirements are completed by virtue of the student’s major; others may be met by demonstration of competence. Note that some courses meet requirements in more than one domain.

Core Domain
Approved Existing Classes for New Core
First Year Seminar FYS110
Composition & Speech ENG110 & ENG120
Quantitative Literacy MTH110
Second Language Completion of a 120 course in second language (e.g., SPN120, etc.)
Creative Arts (CA) ART102, ART103, ART110, ART121, ART124, ART125, ART126, ART140, MUS140, THT101, THT140,
3 hours credit in any one of the following:
MUSE12, MUSE13, MUSE14, MUSE15, MUSE16, or THT204
Culture and Intercultural Dynamics (CD) WRC370 or an approved study abroad program
PSY249/INT249: International Child Welfare: Switzerland
SUS249/ENV200: In Search of Hygge Through Design and Sustainability in Scandinavia
EXP200: India’s Identities: Religion, Caste, and Gender in Contemporary South India
PSY200: Celtic Connections with Appalachia
Ethical Citizenship in the World (EC) ETH490
Historical Reasoning (HR) ART212, ART311, HIS149, MUS313 or THT316
Literary Studies (LS) ENG160, ENG170, ENG180, ENG181
Mathematical Reasoning (MR) STA120, CSC111, or MTH125
Empirical Study of Person and Society (PS) ECN101, INT201, ECN221, PLS211, PSY101, or SOC101
PSY/INT249: International Child Welfare: Switzerland
Religion, Spirituality and Critical Thought (RS) PHL149, REL130, REL140, REL149, REL162, REL212
Scientific Reasoning
[Students must complete 2 courses: 1 life science (SL) and 1 physical science (SP). One of the 2 courses must include a lab]
(SL) BIO111, BIO112, BIO113, BIO115, BIO149, or BIO/EXS 217, EVS101
(SP) CHM111, CHM121, CHM149, PHY101, PHY149, PHY201
U.S. Pluralism(US) ASL307, EDU412, ENG180, ENG181, GWS101, HIS131, HIS132, HIS305, MUS312, PHR321, PSY228, PSY/NSC248, PSY334, SOC101 (If taken at MC only), SOC222, SOC271, SOC315 or one of the following courses:

EXP200: Sounds of Appalachia
HIS149: Latin Americans in the United States
HIS149: The American Civil War, Emancipation and Reconstruction
HIS149: American Social History through Cookbooks
HIS149: Long 1960s in America
HIS149: New York City Immigration: A Cultural History
PSY249/PLS249/SOC249: Diversity in the U.S.: Borders, Fences, and Walls
PSY249: Diversity in America: San Francisco Case Study
PSY249: Psychology of African American Relationships in the U.S.
REL149: American Christianities
REL211: The American Religious Experience (The Past, Present, and Future of Evangelicalism in America)
SOC149: The Road to Justice
THT 249: African American Theater