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Data Analytics, B.S.

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Data Analytics Degree


Dive into an exhilarating academic journey where innovation meets impact! Our Data Science major is not just a program; it’s a gateway to the future. With a dynamic curriculum co-created with industry leaders, hands-on projects, and a focus on ethical AI, we don’t just teach data science — we shape data pioneers ready to conquer the challenges of tomorrow.

Hybrid Program Benefits
This program includes online courses as part of the curriculum through our partnership with Rize. These online courses offer students cutting-edge curriculum, greater scheduling flexibility, access to nationwide experts in the field, and access to even more resume-ready skills.

In this program, you will:

  • Learn data collection, information theory, computer programming, and math to solve challenging problems through a data-driven lens.
  • Work with your peers and faculty to analyze real economic, social and geographic data.
  • Explore key principles and techniques of data science and learn to create informative data visualizations.
  • Pursue careers in business, finance, and healthcare.

Giant Careers for Data Analytics

The number of data analytics jobs are expected to grow by 28%, more twice the average job.  Your newfound understanding of data can shape the way you look at problems in a wide range of careers, such as business, finance and healthcare.

Data Scientist


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Business Analyst


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Financial Analyist


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Some courses in this program are taught virtually through Rize Education.

Course Requirements

The Data Analytics program is intended to produce students with strong technical skills who are able to solve challenging problems through a data-driven lens.

  • IT 1140 Foundations of Data Analytics I
  • IT 1145 Foundations of Data Analytics II
  • IT 3195 Principles and Techniques of Data Analytics
  • IT 4920 Data Analytics Practicum
  • CPSC 3110 Data Structures
  • IT 1120 Introduction to Programming: Python


Do I really need a degree to work in Data Analytics?

No, but you may need one to get hired, and having a degree in Data Analytics provides a massive advantage in earning potential and salary. People with a bachelor’s degree also have a 50% lower rate of unemployment, and on average they make an additional $630,000 to $900,000 over their lifetime, even more in high growth fields like this one.

Was this program really created with corporate partners?

Yes! The only way to make sure our program gives you the skills you need to get hired and teaches you to work through real-world problems that actually matter is to partner with the people out there who are actually doing it. Our collaboration with Fortune 500 companies and subject matter experts means that their multi-billion-dollar expertise is reflected in everything you’ll study here.

What will my career look like?

Data Analytics is huge, and our graduates can use their coveted skills to secure many different kinds of high-growth employment. If the idea of using data to help companies make strategic decisions is appealing to you, you may want to work as a data scientist at a corporation. If you are more fascinated by the sciences or social sciences, you may point towards using your skills to identify key patterns in research. As a Data Analytics grad, the high-paying possibilities available to you across industries are essentially endless.

How do I know if I’m interested in this major?

If you are interested in how things work, if you have a passion for creative problem solving, if you are looking for a degree that opens a ton of doors to different high-growth careers, if you want to have a job that never gets boring, and if you want to gain a skill set that makes you more and more valuable as your career progresses, you should consider this major.

What is a flipped classroom?

A flipped classroom is one where the focus is not on lectures, but on discussion, projects, and problem-solving. Students in flipped classrooms get the chance for more instructor feedback, and as a result have been found to learn much, much faster. 

What does live class optional mean?

Flexibility. Optional live sessions mean our courses can be completed asynchronously, but you will still have the ability to attend live sessions with your instructor. Many students prefer learning that comes with live interactions, while other students love the flexibility of doing them whenever they fit into their schedule.

Who will be in my class?

This major is part of an exclusive partnership between Keystone College and Rize Education, which means you’ll be learning with students from your campus, as well as students from a selective consortium of schools across the country. The goal is to help you begin building a national network of people in your industry before you’ve even graduated.

Can Data Analytics grads only work as Data Scientists?

Nope! Although working as a data scientist is an amazing path for our graduates to pursue, many Data Analytics graduates choose to work as programmers, business professionals, and several other high-paying careers. Rest assured that this major leaves the door of opportunity wide open

Program Goals

  • Collect, clean, and analyze complex datasets.
  • Create clear and compelling visual representations of data finding using tools like data visualization software.
  • Apply best practices and ethical considerations to the management of data.
  • Apply data analytics techniques to solve real-world business problems.
  • Students will communicate successfully in individual and team settings.


Dr. Patricia Davis
Program Director

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