Online Bachelor's Degree Specialization in Big Data and Analytics

Help Drive Business Decisions with Foundational Analytics Skills

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Start Making Big Moves in Big Data

Combine your love of software and problem solving, and earn an online Bachelor’s Degree with a Specialization in Big Data and Analytics from DeVry University. You’ll develop skills that address the complexity of examining large and varied data sets, and that you can put to work uncovering hidden patterns in information. Our Big Data and Analytics Specialization is anchored with Tech Core, which is our strategically designed curriculum to help you build the interdisciplinary skills you’ll need for today’s Internet of Things (IoT) economy. Learn online or in our hybrid format, whichever fits your schedule best.

Get to Know Our Big Data and Analytics Degree Specialization

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Software Development with Big Data and Analytics Specialization in as little as 2 years + 8 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.


Why DeVry?

Complimentary Laptop

You’ll get a complimentary laptop as part of your technology program2. It’s our way of investing in your education—and you.

Work With IoT Technologies & Systems

Immerse yourself in the Internet of Things (IoT) world and obtain hands-on experience with IoT, cloud, software and security technologies and systems.

Certification Exam Reimbursement

Several of our tech programs are designed with industry-recognized certifications in mind. Qualified students may receive up to a $300 reimbursement for the cost of one exam attempt across a wide range of certifications:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Cloud+

Other certifications may also be eligible for reimbursement. Speak to your Student Support Advisor for additional information.

Questions? We can help!

What You'll Learn

Gain big data and analytic software development skills that can help you to examine large and varied data sets, as well as uncover hidden patterns in information. You’ll learn how data mining, predictive analytics and machine learning tools are applied to help drive quick decision-making within organizations. Specifically, DeVry’s Big Data and Analytics Specialization is designed to teach you the following:

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    Communicate effectively orally and in writing across environments and platforms.
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    Work collaboratively in a team environment. Coordinate and share information to achieve a common goal.
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    Problem Solving

    Use business and management principles to problem-solve a variety of workplace challenges.
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    Digital Literacy

    Learn to apply appropriate technologies in order to solve digital issues and problems within databases.
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    Small Enterprise Networks

    Produce, secure, operate and troubleshoot small enterprise networks by gaining an understanding of the underlying technology of networks and the Internet. Learn networking basics such as the OSI and TCP/IP models, protocols, routers, switches, small network configuration, troubleshooting, and network security.
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    Digital Devices

    Explore digital concepts, devices and connectivity within the realm of the Internet of Things (IoT). Topics include networking, securing, and deploying digital devices.
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    Solve technical problems using an algorithmic approach, basic programming and coding methods.
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    Operating Systems

    Install and configure operating systems using Command Line Interface (CLI).
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    Application Development

    Develop applications using skills in analysis, interface design, programming, coding and scripting, as well as database connectivity.
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    Analysis and Design

    Analyze and design software systems.
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    Data Acquisitions

    Learn to acquire, retrieve and store data using database programming in traditional enterprise scenarios, as well as the cloud-based environment.
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    Data Mining and Advanced Data Analysis

    Learn to draw conclusions by finding patterns and relationships in text and numerical data with tools used for statistical analysis and decision-making in business. Explore contemporary methods to store, retrieve and manipulate data. Learn to mine and analyze extremely large data sets utilizing cloud-based computing and machine learning tools. Use data crawling and data scraping techniques to acquire data online and visualization tools to interpret results and communicate predictions.
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    Database Management II

    Learn a variety of database management concepts that apply to personal device and desktop databases as well as large-scale, distributed database servers, including database design, data indexing and storage, and query languages.

Embedded Programs - Demonstrate Skills at Every Step

Looking to obtain two additional credentials with our Software Development degree with a specialization in Big Data? Our unique 3-in-1 design allows all courses in our Programming Essentials certificate program and Information Technology and Networking associate degree are included within this program. So you can earn a certificate and an associate degree on the way to your bachelor's degree.

Prepare for Industry Certification

At DeVry, we want to help you make the most of your education and advance your career. Earn an online Bachelor’s Degree with a Specialization in Big Data and Analytics and prepare to take certification exams including:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Cloud+

Career Opportunities

Graduates from DeVry’s online Software Development program with a Big Data and Analytics specialization may consider entry level opportunities in positions, such as:

  • Data Analyst

  • Database Developer

  • Data Modeler

  • Business Intelligence Analyst

  • Database Manager

  • Data Warehouse Manager

  • Big Data Engineer

  • Database Administrator

General Education Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL112 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing

One of:

SPCH275 Public Speaking
SPCH276 Intercultural Communication


LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

One of:

ETHC232 Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions
ETHC334 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Social Sciences

ECON312 Principles of Economics
SOCS185 Culture and Society
SOCS325 Environmental Sociology

One of:

SOCS325 Environmental Sociology
SOCS350 Cultural Diversity in the Professions

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
MATH233 Discrete Mathematics
PHYS204 Applied Physics with Lab

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Tech Core Courses

Tech Core

CEIS101 Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
CEIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems
CEIS110 Introduction to Programming
CEIS114 Introduction to Digital Devices
NETW191 Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking
NETW211 Fundamentals of Cloud Computing
SEC285 Fundamentals of Information Security

Program Courses

Information Systems and Programming

CEIS150 Programming with Objects
CEIS209 Intermediate Programming
CEIS236 Database Systems and Programming Fundamentals
CEIS295 Data Structures and Algorithms
CIS355A Business Application Programming with Lab

Analysis and Design

BIAM110 Introduction to Business Analytics
CEIS310 Process Improvement with Machine Learning
CEIS312 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Senior Project

CEIS392 Product, Project, and People Management
CEIS494 Senior Project I
CEIS496 Senior Project II

Technology Career Preparation

CEIS299 Careers and Technology
CEIS499 Preparation for the Profession

Specialized Courses

Big Data and Analytics

CEIS330 Strategies for Data Acquisition, Storage and Retrieval
CEIS340 Database Management
CEIS480 Data Mining and Analytics
CEIS485 Data Interpretation and Statistical Analysis

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Related Programs

2As part of this program, one complimentary laptop is provided to students enrolled in the Associate in Information Technology and Networking, Associate in Engineering Technology, Associate in Network Systems Administration, Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s in Software Development, Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology, Bachelor’s in Network and Communications Management and Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.