Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Analytics

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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.
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We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Course Effort
15–18 Hours per Week
Course Length
10-Week Terms
Average Completion
4 years
Of Full-Time Study
Credits Required
180
(120 Semester Credits)
Cost per Credit
$371
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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.


See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.

Purdue University Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

The HLC (HLCommission.org) is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

A World-Class IT Education Online

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.

Admission Requirements

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.

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    Title IV federal financial aid is available for many of our degree programs.

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  • Corporate Partner Benefits

    Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions.

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  • 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.

Career Opportunities

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)
All 2,352,681 15% 2,716,425 45
Data-Driven Decision Makers 812,099 14% 922,428 48
Functional Analysts 770,441 17% 901,743 40
Data Systems Developers 558,326 15% 641,635 50
Data Analysts 124,325 16% 143,926 38
Data Scientists and Advanced Analysts 48,347 28% 61,799 46
Analytics Managers 39,143 15% 44,894 43

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.

Earn Credit for Prior Certifications

If you’ve already completed certification exams, you may be eligible for credit toward your degree. Learn more about eligible IT certification exams.

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.

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Sample 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

Concentrations

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.

Game Development

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.

Program Requirements

  • Core Credits
    45
  • Major Credits
    79
  • Elective Credits
    56
  • Total Credits
    180

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.

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grad hat icon 98% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
diploma icon 48% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
tablet icon 264 Faculty publications in 2019–2020
student at desk icon More Than 45,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2019–2020

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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NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*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.