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Minor: Data Analytics Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

School of Business and Technology

Overview

The demand for skilled data analysts is experiencing unprecedented growth across all industries. Make yourself more marketable in this growing industry with Capella University's online Bachelor's in Information Technology and minor in Data Analytics, where you'll gain a deep understanding of data analytics in addition to a well-rounded understanding of Big Data. You'll build the immediately applicable knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to understand and solve business challenges using a variety of industry-leading data analytics tools and techniques.

Capella's Data Analytics minor plus the completion of the free SAS® Base Programmer 1 and 2 courses will provide the foundational knowledge required for completion of the SAS® Certified Base Programmer professional certification.

Accredited. Respected.

Capella's BS in IT program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org*

*The FlexPath format for the BS in Information Technology program specializations is not accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET

Industry Certifications and a Degree

Earn in-demand certifications while earning your degree. We'll give you the skills and knowledge you need to take the certification exam—and the voucher to take it for free.

This specialization aligns to:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Project+

Hands-On Learning Through Virtual Lab Environment

Capella’s virtual lab environment gives you a practical, hands-on learning experience designed around industry best practices. Our safe, interactive platform allows you to develop in-demand skills by practicing with tools you’d work with in your future career.

Access to Cutting-Edge Content at No Additional Cost

As a benefit of Capella’s partnership with Pluralsight, a global leader in online learning for IT specialists, students in select IT courses receive full business account access to Pluralsight’s library of more than 5,000 courses—a $499 value—that also includes access to Code School for interactive learning and lab practice.

Degree Outcomes

With your Bachelor's in Information Technology and minor in Data Analytics from Capella, you'll have an overview of core IT disciplines and the knowledge to address the range of process and workflow concepts and activities that make up the world of data. You'll gain a clear understanding of the role data governance and management play in the transformation, manipulation, analysis, and presentation of data.

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online Bachelor's in Information Technology and minor in Data Analytics include data managers, business analysts, data analysts, data technicians, data analytics developers/managers, data performance analysts, data visualizers, quantitative analysts, database developer, or database administrator. Potential workplaces include: corporation, government agency, higher education, or business consulting firm.

Detailed Program Information

Get all the details about cost, courses, requirements, and more.

Classes Start January 8th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future. 

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Cost & Learning Format

Online education isn’t one size fits all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who want it.  We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1-3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$19,299$42,526*   MAX TRANSFER CREDITS–TYPICAL TRANSFER CREDITS
$347 per 1000-2000 level credit $402 per 3000-4000 level credit, 180 total quarter credits, 135 max transfer credits

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. The prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think. 

Prior Learning Assessment

Earn credits by demonstrating your knowledge and/or industry certifications through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process.

Low-Cost Gen Ed Courses

Our learning partner, Sophia Learning, is a self-paced, online option for fulfilling bachelor’s requirements for only $329 per course.

Scholarships for New Students

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid. 

Sample Courses

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
IT4200 Data Governance and Stewardship
IT4320 ETL and Data Transformation
IT4330 Data Mining and Analysis in Information Technology
IT4340 Data Interpretation and Statistical Analysis in Information Technology
IT4460 Data Distribution and Virtualization

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  

Coaches

From enrollment to graduation, coaches help you stay on track. They know your program, answer questions, and cheer you on.

Writing Support

These skilled communicators offer free tutoring services and multiple resources to sharpen your writing skills.

Career Center

For this team, it’s more than résumés and interview tips. It’s about thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.

Ready for the Next Step?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Help is here. From faculty, coaches, advisors, and more. Plus a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.