ExcelTrack™ 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.*†
  • 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.
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We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

ExcelTrack™ Bachelor of Science in Analytics Overview

Investments in big data solutions are expected to drive world revenues for analytics to $260 billion+ in 2022.‡ 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.

Focused Learning

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Career Opportunities

The demand for data science and analytics (DSA) jobs is projected to increase at a rate of 15% by 2020.* By earning a bachelor’s degree in analytics, you may be qualified for a role in the fields below.

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®)
  • 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.

Earn Credit for Prior Certifications

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

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.

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.

Sample 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
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Credit Breakdown
  • Core Credits45
  • Major Credits79
  • Elective Credits56
  • Total Credits180

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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.

Program Brochure

Download our brochure to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Analytics and the benefits of earning your degree at Purdue Global.

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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: Worldwide Big Data and Analytics Spending Guide, International Data Corporation, 2018, https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=IDC_P33195.

§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.

#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.