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Data Analytics (Minor)

18 Credits  |   Main Campus

Effectively examine and interpret datasets to make informed business decisions with a minor in Data Analytics.

Program Overview

Trinity Washington University offers a minor in Data Analytics for students majoring in any subject in the College of Arts and Sciences who want to pursue careers in digital technology. The demand for digital competence is on the rise and the Data Analytics minor offers the digital fluency demanded by an increasingly data-driven and decision-making digital tech workforce.

Data Analytics is the process of effectively examining and interpreting datasets to draw a conclusion. The minor curriculum will sharpen critical thinking and problem-solving skills, strengthen scientific literacy, and build proficiency in statistical programming. The program also promotes social awareness and communication. With a minor in Data Analytics, students will master key concepts of data analysis and increase their marketability in the digital technology industry.

A certificate in Data Analytics is also available to students enrolled in the School of Professional and Graduate Studies and School of Nursing and Health Professions.

Earn a Generalist Credential

Students who minor in Data Analytics, in conjunction with their major, could benefit from the partnership with Capital CoLAB’s Digital Tech Credential program (Collaborative of Leaders in Academia and Business). Students could earn The Generalist Credential that prepares any major for job roles that require an understanding of data analysis. A Generalist credential opens opportunities for job shadowing, engagement with senior executives, mentoring/coaching, resume review, and priority interviews for internships. Upon completion of the minor requirements, students will receive a digital badge to display on their LinkedIn profile or resume.

Trinity Washington University joins other universities in the region to offer such a credential. District universities in the CoLAB network include George Mason, American, George Washington, and Howard. Participating businesses include Amazon, Medstar Health, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, JP Morgan Chase & Co, Deloitte, CapitalOne, and McKinsey.

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What You’ll Learn

  • Differentiate between different types of data analysis techniques and appropriately apply each type in real life scenarios
  • Demonstrate knowledge of descriptive statistics, probability, and hypothesis testing
  • Visualize data using various types of commonly used displays: tables, dashboards, graphs, maps, etc.
  • Evaluate a problem in context to determine the appropriate data to use, how to analyze it, and deliver a compelling visualization to answer a question.
  • Identify the ethical and legal constraints of data collection, aggregation, and analysis.
  • Explain the benefits and challenges and how to work with Big Data
  • Perform basic data manipulation and apply concepts learned in your classes to solve problems using Excel, SQL, and R

Global Careers

Data Analyst
Data Visualization Contractor
Data Associate
Data Scientist
Research Analyst
Information Technology Specialist

Bachelor’s Degree


Applying to the Data Analytics (Minor) Program

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College of Arts & Sciences Admissions Requirements

Applying to the College of Arts & Sciences is a 5-step process:

  • Step One: Apply to Trinity
  • Step Two: Have your School Administrator submit your Official Transcripts (High School/College/Home School/GED) – International Transcripts must be evaluated prior to submission
  • Step Three: Submit Essay “Where do I see myself after obtaining a TWU degree?”
  • Step Four:  Submit your Recommendation Letter(s) (Teacher/Guidance Counselor/Mentor)
  • Step Five: Once your application is submitted, use your log-in credentials to check your status

Admissions Criteria:

  • First-Time Freshman candidates for admission should complete a secondary school program that includes 16 academic units: English, Mathematics (algebra, geometry, and trigonometry), Science to include Lab work (biology, chemistry, and physics), History, Foreign Language, and Social Science.
  • Transfer candidates must submit official college transcripts from each previously attended college or university.
  • Optional Standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) and/or the American College Test (ACT) can be submitted.  To have your scores sent to us use SAT code 5796 and ACT code 0696.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average 2.0 (on 4.0 Scale).