Data Analysis Minor

Contact Info

Department of Statistics

Nguyen Engineering Building, 1705
4400 University Drive, MS 4A7
Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-993-1700


The minor provides students with a background in data analysis and statistical methodology. It is intended to complement undergraduate degree programs such as computer science, economics, environmental engineering, geography, mathematics, nursing, psychology, public administration, sociology, and systems engineering.

Students who minor in Data Analysis may earn the Digital Technology Credential by taking 15 credits of specified courses. Contact the Department of Statistics for more information.

Minors must be completed in conjunction with a bachelor's degree. 

Data analysis has become an important quantitative methodology in a wide variety of applications because of massive accumulation of “Big Data” in many industries. Depending on their major, students with a minor in data analysis may find jobs in health care, finance, government (federal, state, and local), and cyber defense.

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