Bachelor of Science in Analytics
Description and Outcomes
This program equips you to master foundational and advanced concepts of data analytics. You will apply current technical and statistical tools and processes to analyze many types of data. You will use your analysis to identify current trends and predict possible future trends. Upon completion, you will be able to recognize best practices in the analysis of data and to evaluate data analysis tools and enterprise solutions using analytics. The courses in this program enable you to pursue many industry recognized data analytics certifications. Whether your immediate educational goals are satisfied by the completion of a bachelor's degree or you are planning to pursue study in the data analytics field beyond the baccalaureate level, this degree program may be for you.
The following educational objectives are approved by information technology faculty and the Advisory Board:
- Our graduates will be able to apply current industry-accepted practices and new and emerging practices when solving real-world information technology problems in the industry.
- Our graduates will be able to exhibit teamwork and effective communication skills.
- Our graduates will be able to ethically and appropriately apply knowledge of societal impacts of information technology in the course of career-related activities.
This program is available in ExcelTrack. Speak with your University representative for any limitations. For more information on ExcelTrack, see Learning Paths in the Approach to Learning section of the Catalog.
You can personalize your degree in analytics by focusing electives on a concentration in supply chain management and logistics.
The Bachelor of Science in Analytics program consists of a minimum of 180 quarter credit hours. The duration of the program depends on transfer credit. Any combination of prior learning credit will not exceed 75 percent of the credits required for the degree. You are responsible for providing the University with an official copy of all transcripts for prior college credit. Refer to the First-Term Responsibilities section for additional information. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a bachelor of science degree.
- Data Analysis Skills: Analyze a complex set of data and apply principles of analysis and other relevant disciplines to create requested reports.
- Data Specifications: Design, implement, and evaluate an analytics-based solution to meet a given set of requirements in the context of the discipline.
- Professional Communication: Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
- Professional Development: Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in analyzing data based on legal and ethical principles.
- Team Management: Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the analysis of data.
General Education Literacies and Professional Competencies
In addition to the discipline-specific outcomes, general education literacies and professional competencies are integrated throughout your academic program. You can review the general education literacies and professional competencies associated with your academic program in the undergraduate School of General Education section of this Catalog.
Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams
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Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's programs are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. If certain licensed occupations, vocations, or professions are not explicitly listed, Purdue Global has not made a determination with respect to the licensure or certification requirements of those occupations, vocations, or professions. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please see Purdue Global’s Program Availability Information to determine enrollment eligibility.
You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your program. You are not automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Although certain programs are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, meeting other certification requirements, or the program or the University itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure.
The 🌐 icon appears in the title of traditional courses that are also available as a set of module courses. Module course availability may be limited to certain academic calendars. See Course Types for information about module courses.
|CM107||🌐 College Composition I||5|
|CM220||🌐 College Composition II||5|
|CS204||🌐 Professionalism - Theory and Practice in the Global Workplace||3|
|MM212||🌐 College Algebra||5|
|Arts and Humanities (select one of the following):||5|
|🌐 Arts and Humanities - Modern Creative Expressions|
|🌐 Humanities and Culture|
|Science (select one of the following):||5|
|🌐 Discovering Science - Current Issues in a Changing World|
|🌐 General Biology I - Human Perspectives|
|🌐 Fundamentals of Microbiology|
|Fundamentals of Science|
|Social Science (select one of the following):||5|
|🌐 The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream|
|🌐 People, Power, and Politics - An Introduction to American Government|
|🌐 The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach|
|Total Core Requirements||33|
|CM241||🌐 Foundations of Technical Communication||2|
|IT153||🌐 Spreadsheet Applications||5|
|IT163||🌐 Database Concepts Using Microsoft Access||5|
|IN200||🌐 Data Governance - Policy and Ethics||5|
|IT234||🌐 Database Concepts||5|
|IT286||🌐 Network Security Concepts||5|
|MM250||🌐 Discrete Mathematics||5|
|SS290||🌐 Data in Our World - Introduction to Data Literacy||5|
|IN300||🌐 Programming for Data Analysis (Python, R, and Java)||5|
|IN301||🌐 Securing Data||5|
|IN302||🌐 Reporting and Visualization||5|
|IT350||🌐 Advanced Database Concepts||6|
|IN400||🌐 Artificial Intelligence (AI) - Deep Learning and Machine Learning||6|
|IN401||🌐 Data Curation Concepts||6|
|IN402||🌐 Modeling and Predictive Analysis||6|
|MM325||🌐 Statistical Data Analysis||5|
|IN499||Bachelor's Capstone in Analytics||6|
|Total Major Requirements||92|
|Open Elective Requirements|
|Total Open Elective Requirements||55|
Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.
Students in this program are not required to select a concentration area.
Supply Chain Management and Logistics
|MT140||🌐 Introduction to Management||5|
|MT302||🌐 Organizational Behavior||6|
|MT433||Global Supply Chain Management||6|
|MT434||Logistics and Distribution Management||6|
|MT435||🌐 Operations Management||6|
|MT436||Purchasing and Vendor Management||6|
|MT437||Strategic Warehouse Management||6|