Analytics

Degree:
  • Bachelor's
Location: Anywhere

Why Analytics?

We are in the age of data, and there is tremendous demand for those who can analyze data and draw actionable insights from it. The Bachelor of Science in Analytics will provide you with the crucial competencies, skills, and experience you need to be in-demand across numerous industries, including marketing, finance, management, and healthcare.

Every day, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created, and companies that are more proficient in data-driven decision making are more profitable than their competitors (Burning Glass, 2018). This means those with analytics skills are in high-demand, and our Bachelor of Science in Analytics program gives students the competencies, skills, and experience they need to have successful careers across a range of industries. 

In this program you will develop your analytical capabilities through hands-on courses where you will:

  • Develop a foundation of argumentation, reasoning, and analytical thinking
  • Learn how to fetch and process data
  • Run statistical analysis
  • Program with R and Python
  • Communicate the story told by the data through visualization tools
  • Transform data into insights used for strategic decision-making 

 You will also have the opportunity to gain experience by working with leading companies on real-world data analytics projects that help them make critical decisions. You’ll be able to tailor your degree to your career goals by selecting electives that will prepare you for employment in a broad range of industries exercising your data analytics skills.

Pending final Board of Trustees approval anticipated January 2019.


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Unique Features

  • The 100% online format provides all the flexibility you need, where you can study when and where it’s convenient for you.
  • You can participate in real-world, hands-on learning projects to ensure you get experience that puts you in demand with employers.
  • You’ll learn from faculty experts who have extensive real-world experience and will ensure you get practical skills that will help you advance your career.

What you'll study

General Requirements

General Requirements

General Foundation Courses (21 s.h.)

ENG 1105 - College Writing 1
3.00
ENG 1106 - Lab for ENG 1105
1.00
ENG 1107 - College Writing 2
3.00
ENG 1108 - Lab for ENG 1107
1.00
ENG 3107 - Writing for the Professions: Business and the Social Sciences
3.00
ENG 3108 - Lab for ENG 3107
1.00
MTH 1100 - College Algebra
3.00

Foundation Courses (37 s.h.)

ALY 2010 Probability Theory and Introductory Statistics

ALY 2100 Introduction to Programming for Data Analytics

MTH 2400 - Technology and Applications of Discrete Mathematics
3.00
PHL 2310 - Symbolic Logic
3.00
ITC 2016 - End-User Data Analysis Tools
3.00
CMN 1102 - Interpersonal and Group Communication
3.00
CMN 1100 - Organizational Communication
3.00
ITC 1100 - Human-Computer Interaction
3.00
PHL 2120 - Ethical Issues in Communication
3.00
ITC 2000 - Principles of Systems Analysis and Design
3.00
LDR 1200 - Assessing Your Leadership Capacity
3.00
CET 2200 - Data Structures and Algorithms
3.00

Major Required Courses

ALY 3015 - Intermediate Statistics for Data Analytics
3.00
ALY 3110 - Big Data and Web Mining
3.00
ALY 4000 - Analytics using R
3.00
ALY 4020 - Predictive Analytics Using R and Python
3.00
ALY 3070 - Communication and Visualization for Data Analytics
3.00
ALY 3040 - Data Mining
3.00
ITC 2300 - Database Management Systems
3.00
ITC 3320 - Data Warehousing Technologies
3.00
ITC 3300 - Structured Query Language (SQL)
3.00

ALY 4980 Capstone


Professional Electives (12 s.h.)

Suggested courses below, but any foundational course from MGT, MKT, FIN, PJM, MMG, CET, LDR, or BTC.

PJM 1000 Project Management Fundamentals

MGT 1100 - Introduction to Business
3.00
MGT 2210 - Information within the Enterprise
3.00
MKT 2100 - Principles of Marketing
3.00
HRM 2320 - Human Resources Management
3.00
ACC 2100 - Financial Accounting
3.00

Open Electives to reach minimum of 120 s.h. required for degree

Must take one of each: EI, WI, SI, and ER

Suggested Electives:

ART 2100 - Foundation in Visual Communication
3.00
LDR 3400 - Evidence-Based Leadership and Decision Making
3.00
ECN 1200 - Principles of Macroeconomics
3.00
ITC 2430 - E-Commerce Systems
3.00
HRM 2320 - Human Resources Management
3.00
ENG 3260 - Writing to Inform and Persuade
3.00
ITC 2020 - Digital Collaboration and Team Building
3.00
TCC 3450 - Writing for the Web
3.00
LDR 3200 - Leading and Managing Change
3.00
BIO 1050 - Medical Terminology
3.00
FIN 2105 - Introduction to Corporate Finance
3.00
FIN 3310 - Financial Institutions and Markets
3.00

OR any foundational course from MGT, MKT, FIN, PJM, HMG, CET, LDR, or BTC.

Total requirements for degree: 120 s.h.

Did You Know?

By 2020, the number of jobs for all U.S. data professionals will increase by 364,000 openings to 2,720,000, according to IBM.

Median Salary

$96,674 is the median salary for people in "big data analytics" positions with a bachelor's degree. – (PayScale, 2018)

Commitment

Full-Time
Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall
Spring
Summer

Meets F-1 Visa Requirements

No


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