Sports Analytics

Combined Major in Sports Analytics

Sports Analytics is a combination of two popular majors at Merrimack – sports management and data analytics. It is a fast growing field diving into the world of big data.

What is Sports Analytics?

Sports Analytics is a major that teaches you how to collect, understand and utilize player statistics and consumer behavior. 

What You’ll Learn

As a sports analytics major, you’ll graduate with a wide-ranging span of knowledge and experience to integrate you properly into the professional field of sports analytics.

As a sports analytics major, you will:

  • help sports organizations understand their consumer’s behavior through the utilization of data sets.
  • apply the skills you learn from class to your internship responsibilities— the Lucey Center for Business Advising will help you get one! 
  • strengthen your understanding of data and analysis, and how to apply this to the real world. 
  • gain skills in management, game strategy, problem-solving and statistical analysis.

Career Options

What can you do with a sports analytics degree? As an integrative discipline, sports analytics allows you to engage in a diverse array of opportunities following graduation. Many students enter graduate school to pursue a master’s degree. Others start their sport analytics careers in television, research institutions, professional sports teams, and broadcasting.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment in entertainment and sports occupations is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations from 2022 to 2032.

Potential career paths for sports analytics majors upon graduation include:

  • Sport Data Analyst
  • Sports Performance Analyst
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Researcher
  • Digital Analyst
  • Sports Injury Analyst

Combined Major Benefits

Dedicated Advising

You can expect to work with a dedicated advisor for both your academic and career needs throughout your college experience at Merrimack.

Combined Skills

By pursuing a combined major, students will have the opportunity to build multiple skill sets across a range of in-demand disciplines throughout their experience.

Affinity Group Status

Combined major students are given affinity group status, so you get access to specific resources across campus.

Guaranteed Internships

The O’Brien Center for Career Development and your career advisor will work to place you in a guaranteed internship, typically during junior year.

Courses You’ll Take

Graphic Design Major Curriculum

Graphic Design Major Requirements

General Education Requirements

In addition to the major requirements below, you will also need to complete Merrimack’s general education requirements.

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More Information

Nancy Wynn
Associate Professor and Chair
Visual and Performing Arts
Graphic Design Program Director
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