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New Program in Data Analytics Helps Majors Predict an Interesting Future

The demand for data analysts - professionals who can make sense of the enormous amounts of information available through the worldwide digital environment - will continue to increase for the foreseeable future. By 2020, an estimated 2.72 million new job postings will seek workers with skills in data science and analytics. These are two of the key findings of a new report, “Investing in America’s Data Science and Analytics Talent,” from the Business-Higher Education Forum, a nonprofit membership group of Fortune 500 CEOs and college leaders, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

“Seton Hill combines data analytics with the strength of our liberal arts education and Catholic heritage to create a synergistic effect that launches students into the forefront of modern job preparedness.”

Seton Hill University continues the effort to create new academic programs and partnerships that help students gain the skills needed to fill the region's workforce needs with a new B.S. in data analytics. "Data Analytics is about achieving the predictive business solutions of the future by merging mathematics, technology and best practices in industry. Seton Hill combines data analytics with the strength of our liberal arts education and Catholic heritage to create a synergistic effect that launches students into the forefront of modern job preparedness," said Jared Burns, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics. “By pursuing a degree or certificate in this program at Seton Hill, students can be prepared for the future and will be able to answer tomorrow’s questions today.” 

For students who are naturally curious, technology focused and interested in working with people across all disciplines, a degree in data analytics may be the answer to the question “What do I want to do with my future?”