Data Analytics (BS)

At a Glance

16 months Program length
$499* Cost per credit hour
Online Program format

Tuition cost for entire program


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George Fox University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

* All stated financial information is subject to change and depends on the number of credits transferred in. Additional general education courses may be required. Financial aid available.

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Unlock Solutions With Data

Data is a powerful asset to an organization – yet it can be complicated to understand and overwhelming to maintain. Become a key player in your organization’s future by mastering data analysis and interpretation. As a data expert, you’ll provide crucial insights to inform strategy and high-level decisions.

Data analysts are detail-oriented problem solvers who enjoy asking questions and uncovering patterns. If that sounds like you, the next step is learning the suite of tools and methodologies used to leverage data and find answers – and effectively communicate your findings.

With a bachelor’s degree in data analytics, you’ll be prepared with the technical, analytical and communication skills to step into a growing field, increase your influence within your organization, and pursue graduate studies in business and data science.

Job Prospects

The field of data analytics is growing rapidly. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for data scientists is predicted to grow 36% between 2021 and 2031, much faster than the average job outlook. In 2021, data scientists earned a median salary of $100,910 and research analysts earned a median salary of $82,360. 

Generally, those hired in the field hold some variation of the following titles:

  • Data scientist
  • Analytics manager
  • Marketing analyst
  • Research analyst
  • Data manager
  • Data engineer
  • Data visualization specialist
  • Business analyst
  • Database administrator

What Will I Study?

Students in the data analytics major will learn to:

  • Extract, explore, clean, map and validate data
  • Conduct a business needs assessment and workflow analysis
  • Complete data analysis including querying, determining, and applying the appropriate statistical methodologies, observing changes and variations in data and visualizing data for analysis
  • Use data analysis tools like SQL, DDL, DML, SAS and Python
  • Conduct data interpretation and reporting, including creating visualizations and communication to stakeholders
  • Explain how personal and professional biases can inhibit data stories
  • Ensure data governance principles are followed, including security policies
  • Develop process models, diagrams and charts, and design reporting tools and dashboards
  • Effectively use data project methodologies
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Credit Requirements

62 semester hours must be completed to enter a major. To graduate with a bachelor's degree, you must complete a total of 120 semester hours as follows:

Minimum required entry credits for major (Don't have enough credits?) 62
Additional credits needed for graduation (general education, electives, or life-learning credit) 22
Credits earned in Data Analytics
Total 120


  • The data analytics major is offered 100% online
  • You will attend a synchronous cohort launch at the beginning of the major via Zoom, followed by 16 months of online coursework in a cohort of peers
  • All major courses are offered one at a time in a sequential, condensed, accelerated format
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We believe you have what it takes - and our program is designed for the success of working adults:

We know it's a big step. That's why you'll have a dedicated staff person to walk with you from start to finish.

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