The Bachelor of Science in Project Design and Analysis (PDA) provides an opportunity for students to complete a degree within three years. Students admitted into the PDA program will receive hands-on, industry experience by completing industry projects with organizations in the DFW area and cultivating skills in interpersonal communication, data analysis, and project management.

Upon graduation, students will be able to enter the job market with a portfolio showcasing their hard work and industry experience and with a budding list of industry connections that will help them achieve success as a creative and innovative professional.

The PDA degree is the next evolution in team based learning!

Project: Project management skills are critical skills to any industry for profit or not for profit. Practice real business improvements with start to finish collaborative team thinking, communication, and time and budget management with your team in the PDA degree program.

Design: If creativity fuels your passion, we immerse you in real business challenges that demand innovation, critical thinking, and expertise in business tool usage. This enables your team to devise solutions, and develop new products or services tailored for both business-to-business and business-to-consumer markets. 

Analysis: Using company data and research is key to company performance. We provide your team with training in applied probability and basic statistics, enabling them to evaluate the relevance of information, make informed forecasts, and perform essential data analytics that are pivotal for career progression.

Immediate benefits for students:

  • Incoming high school graduates begin building lifelong friends with members of the program
  • Engage with the industry partners your team will collaborate with to create immediate impact
  • Benefit from highly engaged faculty and business professionals in a small, interactive learning environment. The pedagogy of these courses is more of a facilitated discussion than a traditional lecture
  • See the immediate benefit of this degree in the first year of your first internship.

Benefits after graduation:

  • Graduate with practical skills honed within business environments, capable of managing projects in both for-profit and non-profit organizations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills  
  • Advanced practice in data analysis, enabling you to forecast, problem solve, and monitor success with key performance measures
  • Effective collaboration and time management to ensure projects are completed on schedule and within budget

Considering PDA?

PDA is an exciting opportunity for students who are:

  • Interested in learning in team environments on real-life industry projects within companies
  • Willing to meet 100% of the semester credit requirements to reach degree completion in 3 years
  • Able to limit outside employment to 10 hours per week
  • Looking for an exciting degree experience with 3 internships