Data Analytics

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Empower Your Future with Data


Today more than ever it's important to be able to turn raw data into insights that can be used to solve problems and find trends. At Rhodes, we've created an interdisciplinary program grounded in the liberal arts that engages students in working with real world data. Rhodes is uniquely positioned to train the next generation of data scientists to think beyond the numbers and about the social, political, environmental, and ethical implications of data collection and analysis. 


Beyond gaining a strong foundation in computer science and statistics, students will examine the human decision and ethical considerations made in collection and analyzing data. Our program has 11 concentrations to choose from that reflect the wide spectrum of fields to which data analytics can be applied, and encourages a summer internship to apply classroom knowledge in a professional setting.


You can choose to concentrate in fields ranging from anthropology and sociology to finance to urban studies. Whatever field you choose, we can suggest the first courses to get you started.


The Data Analytics maor will include courses from computer science to statistics to ethics—learn more about the course requirements to complete a Data Analytics major. 

Why Data Analytics?

In today's world, it's not enough to collect data—that raw data must be turned into actionable information to help organizations improve decision-making, perform more efficiently, and guide strategies. Data analytics uses tools and methods to discover patterns and leverage insights from multiple data sources to solve problems and answer questions, and with the need across industries to handle the complexities of large data, data analysts are in high demand.

Departmental News and Events

Rhodes College is among the “50 Best Value Liberal Arts Colleges in the United States 2024 For International Students” published by Study Abroad Aide.
Rhodes College seniors Lucia Berkey, Riley Damiano, Piper Huddleston, and Gwen Williams have been selected to receive Fulbright U.S. Student Awards for the 2024-2025 academic year.
Four Rhodes students—Parth Sinojia, Samuel Lippe, Shayla Garrison, and Lauren Surratt—presented research at the 26th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (RUME) held recently in Omaha, NE.