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Data Analytics Degree Online Bachelor of Science Program

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Register By: June 26 Classes Start: June 28

Earn Your Data Analytics Degree Online

  • $320/credit (120 total credits)
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • Accredited by NECHE
  • Solve real-world analytical problems
  • Master professional analytical tools
  • Present findings that inform decisions

Data Analytics Degree Program Overview

Using data to inform business decisions is critical to the success of organizations. As businesses become smarter, more efficient and savvier at predicting future opportunities and risks through data analysis, the need for professionals in this field continues to rise – and with it, so does the value of a Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics.

Southern New Hampshire University's data analytics degree online program will position you to capitalize on this critical business requirement, and by doing so, can help you become crucial to finding the solutions for organizational challenges.

The benefits of earning a data analytics degree from SNHU include:

  • Median annual salary of $93,290 for statisticians and mathematicians1
  • 33% projected job growth for statisticians and mathematicians through 20291
  • Master industry-standard tools like Python, SQL, Tableau, SAS and R for scripting, data manipulation, visualization and statistical analysis
  • Create a digital portfolio of your projects to share with employers
  • Take advantage of student support that includes tutoring in math, statistics and programming
  • Multiple term starts throughout the year - complete your degree at your own pace
  • 24/7 online accessibility - attend class when and where it's convenient
  • One of the lowest tuition rates in the nation

The undergraduate data analytics degree online combines facets of business, information technology and mathematics using data mining, simulation and optimization. You’ll use industry-standard tools – like Python, SQL, Tableau and R – that focus on scripting, data manipulation, visualization and statistical analysis.

In addition to learning data navigation, validation and techniques, you’ll develop the soft skills necessary to be a vital decision-maker within an organization. Communication, storytelling, problem solving, visualization – your degree can help you succeed in all aspects of a data analysis role.

Learn how to:

  • Use industry tools to gather, interpret and visualize data techniques most appropriate for a given challenge
  • Use quantitative and qualitative data analytics methods to respond to a variety of business challenges
  • Develop analytical requirements and communicate solutions to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Apply data analytics standards and policies to meet the security needs of organizations
  • Work with teams to provide the data needed to inform business decisions

To launch your data analytics career, you’ll compile work throughout your degree program for a data analytics portfolio. And to ensure that you fully understand the hard and soft skills needed to become an effective data analyst, SNHU offers data students extensive support such as online tutoring.

Concentration Options

Career Outlook

Upon completion of the data analytics degree online bachelor's program, you can explore a wide range of career options across public, private and nonprofit sectors, including:

  • Data analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Operations analyst
  • Management analyst

A data analyst is good with numbers – but make no mistake, they're a lot more than a number cruncher. Analysts actually review data and determine how it can be used to solve problems, learn key insights about a business's customers and boost profits. Analysts also work to communicate this information with key stakeholders, including company leadership.

As a data analyst, you'll explore the data a company needs to enact change in various areas of the business. For example, if you're in marketing, you might review the demographics of website visitors to assess the success of a marketing campaign. As a business analyst, you may help analyze manufacturing costs for a new product, to help determine if parts, process and labor expenses can be improved. If you work in the world of finance, you might research and advise individuals and businesses on ways to make sound investment decisions. Regardless of the organizational challenge, you'll use data to solve it.

Susan McKenzie with the text Susan McKenzie"Data analysts are in high demand across many industries and fields as data has become a very large component of every business," said Susan McKenzie, associate dean of STEM programs at Southern New Hampshire University. "The undergraduate degree in data analytics provides an entry place into many of these careers depending on the skills of the individual."

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for both mathematicians and statisticians is expected to grow 33% through 2029 – much faster than the national average for all occupations.1 In addition, the need for operations research analysts is projected grow 25%, and market research analyst jobs are projected to grow 18% in the same time period.1

If you plan to continue your education, and potentially open up opportunities in management-level roles, SNHU's online master's in data analytics can offer a seamless next step to help you get there.

Start Your Journey Toward an Online Data Analytics Degree

Courses & Curriculum

The curriculum for SNHU's undergraduate data analytics degree was created to address the onslaught of data that organizations face every day. Each course was designed to prepare you for a particular element of a successful data analytics career.

You'll learn from expert instructors who will facilitate meaningful discussions in the online classroom. Paulitia Sheldon, a data analytics instructor at SNHU, is one of them.

Paulitia Sheldon with the text Paulitia Sheldon"I found Southern New Hampshire University in 2014, and from day one have just felt connected to the mission of learning," Sheldon said.

"I am just always so impressed with the careers and life experiences our students share and how they also balance their master's program," she continued. "I have had the opportunity to be involved with hundreds of students during my time at SNHU, and we have so many amazing learners."

The bachelor's in data analytics coursework combines data mining and structure with modeling and communication to build a broad and thorough education that will serve you well throughout your career. In addition, students can elect to learn SAS or SQL modeling techniques.

Curriculum Requirements & Resources

  • General education courses: All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes, if not obtained in prior coursework. Through these foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
  • Technology resources: We provide cloud-based virtual environments in some courses to give you access to the technology you need for your degree – and your career. Learn more about our virtual environments.
  • Earn math credits for what you already know: Save time and tuition with our Pathways to Math Success assessments. Show your knowledge of the materials in your program's math courses, and you could earn up to 12 math credits – at less than $50 for each course assessment.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.

Online Undergraduate Programs Per Course Per Credit Hour Annual Cost for 30 credits 
Degree/Certificates $960 $320 $9,600
Degree/Certificates
(U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)*
$675 $225 $6,750

Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
*Note: students receiving this rate are not eligible for additional discounts.

Additional Costs
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)

Frequently Asked Questions

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.

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