Making Sense with Numbers

Bring numbers to life with a minor in Data Analytics. Combining quantitative knowledge of collecting data and qualitative analysis, you’ll learn how to ethically substantiate facts. You’ll come away with a strong understanding of data usage that can be applied to most careers and post-graduate study opportunities.

Experiential Education Real-world Data Explorations

experiental learning

Research the health of Seneca Lake with the Finger Lakes Institute or attend lectures on crime statistics hosted by the Fisher Center for the Study of Gender and Justice.

At Hobart and William Smith, learning goes beyond textbooks and classrooms. You’ll gain high-impact practical experience that deepens learning and opens doors.

Global Education

No Borders: Global Education

Study public health in Denmark or statistics in England.

Wherever you go, our top-ranked global education program will allow you to apply classroom knowledge, develop cultural understanding and build global connections that expand your personal capacity and sense of purpose.

Global Education

Belonging, Diversity and Equity

Women, people of color and low-income students have historically been disadvantaged when it comes to participating in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. This program is set up sequentially, which helps all students find support and build community with a cohort of peers completing the steps of the program at the same time. Not having traditional prerequisite math courses encourages students to participate, regardless of their past experiences or apprehensions toward mathematics.

Learn how to collect and translate data through multiple disciplines. Below is a sampling of courses:

  • DATA 101 Introduction to Data Analytics

    Introduce yourself to data types, collection methods and modeling while exploring questions on data privacy, collecting ethics and the specter of bias.

  • DATA 251 Data and Context

    Explore the questions and choices that can shape data from real world applications.

  • DATA 353 Data Analysis Capstone

    A semester-long research project that allows you to independently create and answer a hypothesis using data.

Alum Impact Connections to a Career

Peggy Wagner ’21
Associate in Analytics at Liberty Mutual Insurance

With the help of Career Services, Peggy was able to connect with an HWS alum at Liberty Mutual, helping her land an internship and later a full-time position.


Companies that employ our graduates:

  • 24/7 Wall Street
  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • Anderson Kill and Olick P.C.
  • Arkatechture
  • BEST Hospitality Training
  • Biorasi
  • BioTelemetry
  • Bloomberg LP
  • Bowdoin College
  • Brainshark, Inc.
  • Cardiocare Lab
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • CBRE Group
  • Celonis
  • Celtex Consulting Services
  • Citizens Committee for Children of NY
  • Connecticut Ballet Center
  • Dept Of Social Services
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Factset Research Systems, Inc.
  • FordHarrison LLP
  • Formation
  • Goldman Sachs & Co.
  • H1
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Humana
  • IBM
  • IDEXX Laboratories
  • James A Taylor Student Health Service
  • Jobson
  • John H. Elton Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • LogMeIn
  • Marsh & McLennan Companies
  • MFS Investment Management, Inc.
  • Moody's Analytics
  • Norges Bank Investment Management
  • PanAgora Asset Management
  • Quality Information Partners
  • Research Foundation of SUNY
  • Resource Marketing Corporation
  • Salient Management Company
  • SAS Institute
  • School Specialty
  • Shaw's Supermarkets, Inc.
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • St. Elizabeth Home Care
  • Symbioun Technologies, Inc
  • Syracuse University
  • T-REX Group
  • The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • The Gunlocke Company
  • UCSB Library
  • UNC Charlotte - Graduate School of Health Information PSM
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • US Dept. of Transportation
  • Wells Fargo & Company
  • Westland Group Inc.
  • Wheaton College
  • William Beaumont Hospital
  • Xerox Corporation

Universities where our students are studying

  • Columbia University - School of Int'l & Public Affairs
  • Cornell University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Hunter College
  • Loyola University in Maryland
  • North Carolina State University
  • Ohio University
  • Pace University
  • Simmons College - Graduate School of Management
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • SUNY Albany - School of Public Health
  • Union College
  • University of California - Davis
  • University of California - San Francisco
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Florida
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Michigan
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of South Carolina