Drive data-driven insights with a data analytics degree
- 100% online classes you can take right at home
- Program length: 32 months
- Transfer up to 90 approved credits
- Small class sizes with industry-experienced instructors
- Prep for certifications from Cisco, Microsoft and CompTIA—built-in as part of your tuition
- Earn dual credit towards an MBA degree program
Support systems and help drive data-driven insights with a data analytics degree online.
Information technology is our newest form of infrastructure, and data is our newest resource. Through our Data Analytics degree concentration you’ll develop the knowledge and skills you need to offer organizations professional support on both fronts.
This unique 36-month online data analytics degree program concentration combines a foundation of networking and database management knowledge with specialized skills for:
- Network management and security
- Programming for data analytics
- Data presentation and visualization
- Statistics and data mining
Placing an emphasis on business intelligence applications, Herzing University's data analytics bachelor’s degree also helps you prepare for in-demand industry certifications from Cisco, Microsoft and CompTIA—all as part of your tuition.
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Data Analytics Career Prospects
Information technology skills and data analytics skills are in high demand across many industry sectors. For example, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that one occupational category, operations research analysts, may grow 27% over the 2016-2026 period—much faster than the overall job growth rate of 7% for the same timeframe. If you bring experience with business to the table, you could have even better success in the job market.
A data analytics degree could be a good fit for you if you:
- Are comfortable with mathematical approaches to problems
- Enjoy working with large datasets and coding, as well as with network equipment
- Are willing to work in a variety of corporate and organizational environments
- Are skilled at troubleshooting and problem solving
- Have strong writing and presentation skills to explain findings from data
Potential data analytics job titles:
- Computer and Information Systems Managers
- Computer Support Specialist
- Network Engineer
- Network Administrator
- Computer Network Architect
- Database Administrator
- Data Manager
- Data Engineer
- Data Analytics Technician
- Data Analyst
Advancing Your Career after Graduation
After gaining experience in the industry, you can advance as a data analyst by pursuing professional development. This can mean graduate-level education, such as our MBA in Data Analytics or another degree, or certification from one of the many industry providers available in this fast-growing field.
Another good step to take could include developing your knowledge of a particular business function, such as finance or marketing, in order to understand how data can support decision-making.
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Data Analytics Technology Program Curriculum
As a student in Herzing University's data analytics degree concentration program, you will prepare for a broad range of positions in the field of information technology. Through our industry-relevant curriculum, you will gain a foundation for select industry certifications as well as develop skills to mine and analyze data in order to derive meaningful information from large data sets.
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Program availability varies by location
Online & on-campus availability
The data analytics program may be completed online, with at least partial class availability offered at several Herzing locations:
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Birmingham, Alabama
- Brookfield, Wisconsin
- Kenosha, Wisconsin
- Madison, Wisconsin
- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- New Orleans, Louisiana
- Orlando, Florida
Program delivery (online / on ground) may vary by location. Please call your campus for more information.
What certifications/licensure does the data analytics degree concentration prepare you for?
In addition to earning a bachelor's degree, you will have the opportunity to prepare for key networking certifications from Cisco, Microsoft and CompTIA, with the cost of these three certifications included in tuition.
Required Courses in Information Technology
All courses, 49.00 semester credit hours, are required.
or IS 195 Transition to Technology Concepts *
* IS 195 is required of advanced standing students only.
** Completion of IT 346 Information Technology Project Management may be waived with the permission of the Academic Dean if the student has already completed BU 345 Project Management.
Required Courses in Technical Specialty Domain - Data Analytics
All courses, 24.00 semester credit hours, are required.
Elective Courses in Information Technology
A minimum of 6 semester credit hours in the field of information technology, information systems, computer science or a related discipline are required.
Required Capstone or Internship
All courses, 3.00 semester credit hours, are required.
Required Courses in General Education
Students enrolled in this bachelor's degree must complete a minimum of 36.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for specific information about courses within each discipline. 12.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications 9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity) 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences
Personal and Professional Development Courses
A minimum of 2.00 semester credit hours is required.
Data Analytics Degree Programs
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This program prepares students for a broad range of positions in the field of information technology. Foundational skills taught include end-user support, client/server operating systems, network infrastructure administration, security, scripting, database fundamentals, cloud computing, virtualization, data storage and technical communication. Advanced skills include database design, project management, information technology management and business systems analysis. Coursework in this program is designed to provide a foundation for select industry certifications.
Additional skills in data analytics technology include big data foundations, data analytics technologies, statistics for data analytics, data mining and analysis, data management and data presentation and visualization.
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