- Offered as:
Data analytics tools and techniques are used by many different industries to create, manage, and explore big datasets, extract information and develop predictive models, and make better decisions. In recent years, there has been an explosion in demand for skilled data analysts.
Core data skills will enable you to work as a data analyst in diverse employment sectors. In addition to strong data analytics skills, you will develop domain knowledge needed to translate raw data into appropriate industry applications.
- Scholarships and financial aid
A variety of state, federal, and university-sponsored programs are available to help students with educational costs.
For all students at WSU
Washington State University awards millions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships to students every year based on financial need, academic merit, or a combination of the two.
To get all the financial help WSU can provide, you'll need to do these two things:
- Complete the University's general scholarship application so you can be eligible for scholarship consideration, including departmental awards.
- Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) so WSU can consider you for aid (scholarships, grants, loans, etc.) based on financial need. Get started here.
For data analytics students
In addition to general university scholarships, students are eligible for corporate and privately supported scholarships and achievement awards offered by the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture.
Data analytics is currently the most in demand of all technical fields, with starting salaries in six figures for some application areas.
Core data skills acquired in the degree enable you to work as a data analyst in diverse employment sectors, including manufacturing, e-commerce, transportation, retail, health care, government, insurance, finance, education, environmental management, and more.
Your degree specialization will facilitate your entry into companies and industries that need data analysts:
Risk assessment; asset and investment management
Agricultural and Environmental Systems
Forest management; precision agriculture; geographic information systems
Management consulting; data architecture; market research; supply chain management
Software engineering; data science; database management
Forecasting; auction design; e-commerce optimization
Bioinformatics; biomedical research and development
Cheminformatics; computational chemistry; product/process development
Adaptive Learning; policy research; psychometrics; program evaluation