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ExcelTrack® 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.*
- Coursework focuses on interpreting data and presenting your recommendations.
- Use industry-standard tools to analyze data and report various datasets.
- Prepare for IT industry certifications.
- Choose from four concentrations to focus your degree.
ExcelTrack® Bachelor of Science in Analytics Overview
The global big data and analytics market is estimated to grow, reaching over $195 billion by 2030.† IT professionals with expertise in data science and analytics can make all the difference for the success of a business.
Purdue Global’s ExcelTrack® online bachelor’s degree in analytics helps you prepare for the field with affordable, competency-based learning that puts you in control of your education. Speed past what you already know and focus on gaining new, relevant skills and knowledge.‡
Our ExcelTrack® bachelor’s in analytics curriculum sharpens or expands your skills with course topics such as Apache Hadoop, Hive, Pig, and Spark, as well as big data, data science, database architecture, data governance, database schemas, machine learning, MapReduce, MongoDB, enterprise data management, NoSQL, online analytical processing (OLAP), predictive analytics, and SAP Analytics. You’ll graduate with a solid foundation to pursue valuable IT certifications. Your degree and any certifications you have earned can prepare you to work in the field of data analytics.§
ExcelTrack® degrees are for highly disciplined and self-motivated learners with strong professional knowledge. They center on real-world career experiences and build on skills and knowledge you’ve already mastered. Start off with a series of assessments to demonstrate what you know, then move quickly past those topics and focus on developing new skills that are immediately applicable to your job. A faculty member will work with you to see that you stay on track.
Speed up or slow down as much as you want, based on your schedule and personal learning path. You are evaluated by how well you demonstrate competencies, not by how long it takes to learn them.
Each ExcelTrack® course is a single credit, covering a particular skill or piece of knowledge. You advance based on what you already know and spend time only on what you need to learn.
Take as many 1-credit classes as you want every term for a flat rate of $2,500, excluding fees. Taking more credits per term lowers the average cost per credit.
See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.
Purdue 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.
If you’ve already completed certification exams, you may be eligible for credit toward your analytics degree. Learn more about eligible IT certification exams.
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.
Is ExcelTrack® Right for You?
- You are a self-motivated, driven student with strong time management skills.
- You have 3 years of experience working in a setting relevant to your program of study.
- You have successfully completed at least 3 courses at an accredited college or university.
If you decide to enroll, you must complete orientation before you start classes.
Save Time and Tuition With ExcelTrack®
Ways to Save
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.
Title IV federal financial aid is available for many of our degree programs.
Learn about federal financial grants and loan programs that may be available.
Prior Military Experience
We offer credit for ACE-evaluated training and CLEP and DANTES examinations.
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 weaknesses, 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.
- Research and help create models to analyze an organization’s problems.
- Process several different types of data, including websites.
- Deploy software and hardware upgrades to leverage big data cases.
- 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®)
- Microsoft Certified Solution Expert (MCSE)
- Cloudera Certified Associate (CCA) Data Analyst
- 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
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
- Artificial Intelligence (AI)—Deep Learning and Machine Learning
- Data Curation Concepts
- Programming for Data Analysis (Python, R, and Java)
- Reporting and Visualization
- Statistical Data Analysis
- Blockchain, Cryptography, and Hashgraph
- Core Credits45
- Major Credits79
- Elective Credits56
- Total Credits180
ExcelTrack® Bachelor's in Analytics Degree Concentrations
- 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
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.* By earning a bachelor’s degree in analytics, you may be qualified for one of the career outcomes listed below.
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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*Job Growth—Computer and Information Systems: 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.
†Big Data and Analytics Market Growth: 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.
‡ExcelTrack® is designed to advance your progress based on existing knowledge; however, degree pace and time and cost savings will vary by individual. Students must enroll in a minimum number of credits per term to remain eligible for financial aid. Refer to the Financial Information section of the University Catalog for additional information. Enrollees will pay a per-term resource fee and associated program fees. Program includes a traditional 6-credit capstone course; however, tuition is charged at the ExcelTrack® rate.
§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.