Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Analytics
Program at a Glance
- Data scientist and mathematical science positions are predicted to be among the fastest-growing occupations through 2029.*†
- Learn to understand and interpret data, and present your recommendations.
- Use industry-standard tools to analyze data and report various datasets.
- Prepare for IT industry certifications.
We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.
Bachelor of Science in Analytics Overview
An unimaginable 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created every day.‡ Industries investing in big data solutions are expected to help drive the worldwide revenues for business analytics solutions to more than $260 billion in 2022.§ Technology professionals with expertise in data science and analytics can make all the difference for the future success of a business.
Purdue Global’s 100% online degree in analytics includes curriculum designed to help you sharpen and learn relevant skills in this demanding field. Course topics include Apache Hadoop, Hive, Pig, and Spark, big data, data governance, data science, database architecture, database schemas, enterprise data management, machine learning, MapReduce, MongoDB, NoSQL, online analytical processing (OLAP), predictive analytics, and SAP Analytics. You can also choose optional concentrations in supply chain management and logistics or game development.
Our analytics degree offers you a solid foundation to pursue valuable IT certifications. As a graduate, your degree and any certifications you have earned can prepare you to work in the field of data analytics.#
Coursework in the Bachelor of Science in Analytics will prepare you to:
- Analyze a complex set of data and apply principles of analysis and other relevant disciplines to create requested reports.
- Design, implement, and evaluate an analytics-based solution to meet a given set of requirements in the context of the discipline.
- Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
- Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in analyzing data based on legal and ethical principles.
- Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the analysis of data.
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Purdue Global is quick to recognize industry trends and design online programs that meet the needs of today’s employers. In addition to our bachelor’s in analytics, we offer online programs that prepare you for careers in cloud computing solutions and cybersecurity.
You must be a high school graduate or possess a General Education Development (GED) certificate or other equivalency diploma. You are also encouraged to complete orientation before you start classes. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.
Get a Head Start on Your Master’s Degree
Earning a minimum course grade in select bachelor's degree courses can gain you entry into a shortened version of Purdue Global's master’s degree in information technology or cybersecurity management.
Complete both your bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in less time and at a lower cost than completing both programs separately. For details and eligibility requirements, speak to an Advisor.
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Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.
Prior Work Experience
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Corporate Partner Benefits
Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions.
International Tuition Reduction
International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% tuition reduction.
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What Does a Data Analyst Do?
Hundreds of digital tools are available to help organizations acquire, sort, and interpret data to identify their competitive advantages, uncover weak spots, and develop effective solutions. To maximize the power of these resources, they rely on qualified data analysts to:
- Collect data to support goals, maximize profits, and increase efficiency.
- Create or discover new data procurement and processing programs.
- Deploy software and hardware upgrades to leverage big data cases.
- Research and help create models to analyze an organization’s problems.
- Process several different types of data, including websites.
- Monitor and study the results of data analytics and metrics.
The demand for data science and analytics (DSA) jobs is projected to increase by 15% over the next 5 years.*† Learn more about the rise of the data analyst and why the field is booming.
|DSA Framework Category||Number of Postings in 2015||Projected 5-Year Growth||Estimated Postings for 2020||Average Time to Fill Open Roles (Days)|
|Data-Driven Decision Makers||812,099||14%||922,428||48|
|Data Systems Developers||558,326||15%||641,635||50|
|Data Scientists and Advanced Analysts||48,347||28%||61,799||46|
Source: The Quant Crunch: How the Demand for Data Science Skills Is Disrupting the Job Market
Prepare to Sit for Industry Certifications
Purdue Global’s online bachelor’s degree in analytics provides a solid foundation for pursuing IT certifications, including**:
- Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®)
- Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certifications
- AWS Certified Big Data—Specialty
- AWS Certified Developer—Associate
- AWS Certified Solutions Architect—Associate
- AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner—Associate
- AWS Certified SysOps Administrator—Associate
- Microsoft Certified Solution Expert (MCSE)
- Cloudera Certified Associate (CCA) Data Analyst
Some certifications may require work experience and/or additional coursework beyond the Purdue Global program.
What Courses Will I Take?
Courses in the bachelor’s degree program focus on the fundamentals of data analytics, applying industry-accepted and emerging practices to use data to find effective, real-world solutions.
All courses are updated regularly by our dedicated curriculum department and advisory board to ensure they reflect the most recent developments in the field.See All Analytics Courses
- Programming for Data Analysis (Python, R, and Java)
- Statistical Data Analysis
- Reporting and Visualization
- Artificial Intelligence (AI)—Deep Learning and Machine Learning
- Data Curation Concepts
- Blockchain, Cryptography, and Hashgraph
Supply Chain Management and Logistics
The supply chain management and logistics concentration prepares you for the planning and management activities involved in sourcing, conversion, and logistics management. In addition, you will learn to apply qualitative and quantitative methodologies used in global supply chain management.
Implement challenges and scenarios to create gamified experiences for recreational or business-related training resources. Game design features include storylines, role-play mechanics, and character profiles for a new game or interactive experience.
Purdue Global is a member of the SAP University Alliances program.
- Core Credits45
- Major Credits79
- Elective Credits56
- Total Credits180
Get to Know Our Faculty
Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.View Information Technology Faculty Directory
Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2020. 2019–2020 academic year.
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*Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Fastest Growing Occupations, www.bls.gov/ooh/fastest-growing.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.
†Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement.
‡Source: “Welcome to the World of A.I.,” AI for Enterprise (IBM), 2016, https://www.ibm.com/blogs/watson/2016/06/welcome-to-the-world-of-a-i/.
§Source: Worldwide Big Data and Analytics Spending Guide, International Data Corporation, 2018, https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=IDC_P33195.
#Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.
**Students are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. The University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Purdue Global program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.