The B.S. in Analytics and Informatics prepares students for careers in industry, consulting, nonprofit, government, and other sectors. Recent decades have seen an exponential growth in the volume and types of data available, and analytics professionals are needed to process and understand these data so organizations can improve operations, marketing, profitability, and service. Sometimes called big data, data mining, knowledge discovery, business intelligence, data science, and business analytics, the Data Analytics field is essential in modern organizations. The program focuses on data extraction and preparation, data warehousing, an array of analytics techniques, visualization, ethics and sustainability, and strategy.
Degree-seeking students are classified as pre-majors prior to formal transition into a LCOB major. As pre-majors, students may enroll in lower level (1000-2999) courses to satisfy general education and common prerequisite requirements; lower level electives; and business common core courses, except GEB 4890, if course prerequisites are met. Pre-majors may not enroll in upper level (3000-4999) courses for the major.
Transition from a LCOB pre-major to a major happens following (a) completion of all common prerequisites with a minimum grade of C or higher in each course; and (b) completion of 50 earned hours of courses with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
For timely degree completion, FTIC (First Time in College) students are expected to complete the following:
For timely degree completion, transfer students are expected to complete the following:
Students should refer to the Curriculum Map for milestone information. Curriculum maps for each major can be found at https://www2.fgcu.edu/cob/.
In addition to the program requirements, students must: