Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Analytics
Program at a Glance
- Computer and information system positions are predicted to increase faster than average through 2031.*
- 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.
- Choose from nine concentrations that align with your professional goals:
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.† The global big data and analytics market is estimated to grow, reaching over $195 billion by 2030.‡ 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 related to industry demands.
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 Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
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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 Educational 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
You could earn undergraduate credit for your life and professional career experiences.
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Corporate Partner Benefits
Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions.
Military Tuition Reduction
55% reduction per credit for current servicemembers, 38% per credit for veterans for undergraduate programs.
Prior Military Experience
We offer credit for ACE-evaluated training and CLEP and DANTES examinations.
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.
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.
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.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
- Core Credits45
- Major Credits79
- Elective Credits56
- Total Credits180
Bachelor's in Analytics Degree Concentrations
We offer nine concentrations aligned to current industry demands. Purdue Global is a member of the SAP University Alliances program.
Learn to apply current technical tools and methodologies to create cloud solutions and analyze users' cloud requirements. You'll also study cloud computing, architecting, AWS core services, as well as learn how to defend organizations against cyberattacks.
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.
Information security and assurance
Study key areas in computer forensics, intrusion detection, network administration, and incident response. You'll also learn the methods, policies, and procedures that can help protect critical information systems from cyberattacks.
Gain the technical knowledge and specialized skills you need to design infrastructures and build, maintain, and troubleshoot computer networks. You'll also learn to secure and protect complex networks from cyberattacks.
Software development using C#
Focus on the C# programming language in software design and development, including web and mobile applications. C# is an object-oriented, component-oriented programming language.
Software development using Java
Use the Java programming language to design, develop and write programs across devices. Java remains the most popular language for application software development.
Software development using Python
Explore software development concepts using the Python programming language while applying related approaches to data structures, algorithms, web services, graphics, mobile, and multimedia. Python is a versatile language known for its beginner friendliness, making it widely used.
Software development using web languages
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.
The demand for computer and information professionals with the skills to research and analyze data is predicted to increase faster than the average for all occupations over the next decade.* Learn more about the rise of the data analyst and why the field is booming.
Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:
- Active Listening
- Critical Thinking
- Reading Comprehension
- Judgment and Decision-Making
- Complex Problem-Solving
Top Jobs With This Degree
Labor market, salary, and projected growth information are supplied by Emsi. Average salary range is based on national data. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018–2030) at the state level and is based on your geographic location. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement.
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
Publications and Development Hours: Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school- or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2022. 2021–2022 academic year.
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*Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer and Information Systems Managers and Computer and Information Research Scientists. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.
†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: Big Data & Analytics Market Research Report; Component (Hardware, Service, and Software), Research and Markets; 2023, https://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/5337600/big-data-and-analytics-market-research-report-by.
§Employment and Career Advancement: Purdue Global does not guarantee employment placement or career advancement. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience and opportunities for employment.
#Certification Exams: 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.