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​​​​​​​​​​Data Analysis

Firms are looking for individuals who can sift through and evaluate massive amounts of data for a variety of purposes. Economics provides excellent training for such work, especially combined with additional technical skills (e.g. computer programming). To pursue this track consider the following:

  • Get a double major or add a minor in computer science or statistics
  • Complete at least one data-analytic internship
  • Network with BYU Economic alumni who work in these types of careers

Possible Career Opportunities​

Business Intelligence Analyst
Data Analyst
Data Scientist
Information Security Analyst
Product Manager
Statistical Analyst​

​Suggested Course Offerings

ECON 484 -- Machine Learning for Economists
ECON 488 -- Applied Econometrics

​Suggested Supplementary Courses

CS 142 -- Introduction to Computer Programming
CS 235 -- Data Structures and Algorithms
STAT 121 -- Principles of Statistics
STAT 123 -- Introduction to R Programming
STAT 124 -- SAS Base Programming Skills
STAT 125 -- Introduction to Operating Systems, UNIX, and Shell Programming
STAT 126 -- Introduction to Python Programming