Applied Analytics

Use databases, statistics, and data visualization tools to query, analyze, forecast, and share metrics for business, research, healthcare, and more. Learn to work as a data analyst using state-of-the-art tools.

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Skills
  • SQL
  • NoSQL
  • data visualization
  • data reporting
  • data mining
  • business forecasting
Careers
  • Data Analyst
  • Market Researcher
  • Operations Researcher
  • Quality Engineer
  • Statistical Modeler

Requirements

  • All minors at USC need 16 units that only meet minor requirements and do not meet any other major, minor, or GE requirement.
  • All courses completed for your minor or specialization must be completed for a letter grade.
  • You must earn a 2.0 minimum cumulative GPA in the courses completed for your minor or specialization.

Minor (18 units)
Core requirements (14 units):
  • ITP-115 “Programming in Python” (2 units)
  • ITP-249 “Introduction to Data Analytics” (4 units)
  • ITP-449 “Applications of Machine Learning” (4 units) [prerequisites: ITP-115 and ITP-249]
  • ITP-487 “Enterprise Data Analytics” (4 units) [prerequisite: ITP-249 or ITP-320]
Elective (4 units):
  • DSO-424 “Business Forecasting” (4 units) [prerequisite: BUAD-310]
  • DSO-428 “Essentials and Digital Frontiers of Big Data” (4 units)
  • ITP-489 “In-Memory Data Modeling and Analytics” (4 units) [prerequisite: ITP-249 or ITP-320]

Specialization (10 units)
Core requirements (10 units):
  • ITP-115 “Programming in Python” (2 units)
  • ITP-249 “Introduction to Data Analytics” (4 units)
  • ITP-449 “Applications of Machine Learning” (4 units) [prerequisites: ITP-115 and ITP-249]

Course Plan

Use the chart below to plan your course schedule to complete your minor. Pay careful attention to prerequisites. Make sure you consult with your major adviser about how best to incorporate the requirements for your minor with your major and general education requirements.

Please contact our advisement team with questions about course sequencing, departmental clearance and course substitutions.


Next steps

How can I add this program?

Apply online

Current USC students can use our online application to declare a minor or specialization. Your application will be processed within 3 to 7 business days, and you will be notified at your official USC email address of your admission to the program of your choice.

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