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UTA unveils three new degree options

Meeting the needs of a dynamic student body and an evolving workforce, UTA recently announced the creation of undergraduate degree programs in philanthropy, business analytics, and data science.

The philanthropy degree program began last fall and is the first of its kind in Texas and second in the nation.

“Having a degree program preparing students for nonprofit jobs is an essential way UTA can help contribute to a vibrant nonprofit field that builds strong, healthy, sustainable communities,” says Colton Strawser, coordinator and lecturer for the program.

The new Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics program began in January.

“More and more businesses, especially larger firms, are seeing the benefits of data analytics and are recruiting college graduates with business analytics skills,” says Radha Mahapatra, chair of the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management.

In fall 2021, UTA will also begin offering its new degree in data science.

“We have designed an integrated degree plan that will educate students to use data science for solving problems in different areas of science,” says Morteza Khaledi, dean of the College of Science. “The goal is to prepare our students for challenges and careers in the 21st century.”

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