Analytics is the integrated application of data, technology, statistics, and judgment to assess situations and inform predictions. How this knowledge can help you:

  • Analytics is one of the most in-demand skill sets in the job market
  • All fields need sound analysis
  • These skills can make you a leader in your field

This 18-credit minor adds valuable knowledge for undergraduate students interested in working in business, government, or non-profit settings, including roles in management, marketing, communications, politics, and public health, education, and other fields.

Program Options, Requirements, and Course Descriptions

Analytics (minor)

This minor pairs well with almost any Nazareth major, such as:


Matthew T. Koetz

Matthew T. Koetz

Associate Professor & Chair in Mathematics
Peckham Hall 205

Education: Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, mathematics; M.S., Northern Arizona University, mathematics; B.S., New Mexico Tech, mathematics

Teaching/Research Interests: My research is in algebraic coding theory, specifically the algebraic construction of low-density parity check codes for efficient and robust information transmission across noisy channels. I focus on graph-theoretic approaches to the constructions. I often lead student research projects in graph theory related to vertex colorings. I am also interested in the development of effective discovery learning strategies, especially in introductory courses.

Rochelle L. Ruffer

Rochelle L. Ruffer

Professor of Economics, Chair of the Undergraduate Program, Director of the Business Management Program, Director of the Economics Program in Management, School of
Smyth Hall 147E

Education: B.A. in Economics, Colgate University; M.S. in Economics, University of Wisconsin; Ph.D. in Economics with a concentration in Industrial Organization, University of Wisconsin

Teaching and Research Interests: Principles of microeconomics, international business economics, intermediate microeconomics, and development economics. Areas of research interest include assessing the use of innovative teaching strategies in the classroom.

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Why learn analytics?

“The demand for these skills is staggering.” — Professor Matt Koetz, math chairperson