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Bachelor of Science in Analytics — Boston

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.

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We’re committed to creating an education as unique as your career path. So, whether your goal is a new career or moving up in your field, our innovative programs will get you going your way.

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Customize your plan

We work with you to map your path to your goal.

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Learn from experience

From real-world case studies to employer-based projects, we prepare you to manage what comes next.

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Choose your focus

Whatever you’re passionate about, you’ll find the classes to sharpen your specialty.

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Study anywhere, on your time

Part-time or full-time, we move at your speed, to get you where you’re going.

Enrollment

Full-Time

Entry Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

F1 Visa Eligible

Yes

Overview

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.

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Unique Features

  • 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.

For International Students

Experiential / Co-op opportunities

Northeastern's signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for more than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace.

This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.

Learn About Getting Real World Experience

Get Set with a Custom Course Plan

General Requirements

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Foundation Courses (57 s.h.)

English

3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00

Complete one of the following:

3.00
3.00

Communication

3.00
3.00

Philosophy

3.00
3.00

Mathematics

3.00
3.00

Information Technology

3.00
3.00
3.00

Leadership

3.00
3.00

Computer Engineering Technology

3.00

Analytics

3.00
3.00

Major Required Courses (27 s.h.)

Information Technology

3.00
3.00
3.00

Analytics

3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00

Professional Electives (12 s.h.)

Complete 12 semester hours in the following subject areas below:

MGT, MKT, FIN, PJM, HMG, CET, LDR, BTC

Suggested Electives:

3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00

Capstone (3 s.h.)

3.00

Electives (21 s.h.)

Complete a minimum of 21 semester hours to reach 120 semester hours. Courses in the major may not double count for electives.

Suggested Elective Courses:

3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00

Now Let's Talk Admissions

You know where you are headed and you've seen how our program will lead you there. So let's get going. Here's what you need to know before you enroll.

Application Requirements

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose (500–1000 words): Identify your educational goals and expectations of the program. Please be aware that Northeastern University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to your statement of purpose.
  • Professional resumé
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts; official transcripts required at the time of admission
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who have either academic or professional knowledge of your capabilities such as a faculty member, colleague, or mentor, preferably one from your current employer
  • English language proficiency proof. Students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:
    • Official associate or bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S., stating degree conferral and date
    • TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, or NU Global Exam scores
  • TOEFL - 79 overall, 20 writing portion
  • IELTS - 6.5 overall, 6.0 lowest band
  • PTE - 53 minimum

International Requirements

Are You an International Student? Find out what additional documents are required to apply.

Global Engagement Learn how our teaching and research benefit from a worldwide network of students, faculty, and industry partners.

Financing Requirements

Finance Your Education We offer a variety of resources, including scholarships and assistantships.

How to Apply Learn more about the application process and requirements.

Cost and Tuition

Application Deadlines

Fall 2021 Deadlines if Transferring Credit Deadline
August 12, 2021September 9, 2021
September 29, 2021October 27, 2021
Fall 2021 Deadlines if not Transferring Credit Deadline
September 2, 2021September 9, 2021
October 20, 2021October 27, 2021
Fall 2021 International Student Deadlines Deadline
July 8, 2021Out-of-country application complete (start date: September 9, 2021)
August 12, 2021In-country application complete (start date: September 9, 2021)

Student Body Profile

Career Outcomes

69% of employers say they prefer job candidates with data analytics skills, and by 2022 there will be 2.72 million job postings for skilled analytics professionals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities in the analytics field are expected to grow at a faster-than-average pace especially for graduates with the ability to interpret and transform data into actionable insights.

 

What can you do with your degree?

This analytics program is well suited for individuals who wish to pursue a career as an analyst in a variety of industries including marketing, finance, management, and healthcare.

Job titles to consider include:

  • Data Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Management Analyst
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Operations Analyst
  • Sales Operations Analyst
  • Healthcare Data Analyst

Career Opportunities and Services

Overview

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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)

From Our Faculty

“Northeastern University's Bachelor of Science in Analytics is an innovative program that will help develop your analytics capabilities (like statistics and database management), and has the potential to make you one of the in-demand analysts that employers are looking for.”

- Uwe Hohgrawe, Lead Faculty