Minor: Data Analytics BS in Information Technology

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Reach New Heights in Data Analytics

Understanding data analytics is a talent valuable to many businesses. Make yourself more marketable in this industry with Capella’s online bachelor's in information technology, data analytics minor degree. You'll gain deep knowledge of data analytics in addition to a well-rounded understanding of Big Data. In this program, 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.

At a Glance

  • Online 
  • 8-13 General education courses
  • 16 Core courses
  • 8 Minor courses
  • 9-17 Elective courses
  • Capstone

Reduce your tuition by $15,000

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $15K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your bachelor’s degree.

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Classes Start January 10th

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.

$50 application fee (waived w/promo FALL21).

What you’ll learn

Present Analytics Clearly

Effectively communicate data analytics in a business environment. 

Use Analytics Tools to Collaborate

Collaborate with business leaders using available IT tools in an organization.  

Find IT Solutions

Solve loosely defined problems with technology solutions.

Act Legally & Ethically

Understand ethical, legal, and policy issues associated with IT.

Creatively Solve IT Problems

Create IT solutions to solve organizational problems.

Be Seen as an Analytics Expert

Design and model effective IT solutions for an organization.

See more of what you’ll learn » 

BS in IT, Data Analytics program features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Stay ahead in IT: upskill with Skillsoft

Students will have unlimited access to Skillsoft, a comprehensive eLearning resource to help develop IT and business knowledge and skills.

Do Engaging Coursework

Get hands-on experience with industry tools through virtual labs, interactive simulations, and innovative resources.

Get exam-ready

Learn CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Project+ exam info—and get the vouchers to take the exams at no cost.

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. 

A structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. 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
$357 per 1000-2000 level credit $411 per 3000-4000 level credit, 180 total quarter credits, 135 max transfer credits

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing, and it does not include fees (including application and resource kit fees).  Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. If transfer credits are allowed in this offering, the prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits and the price if you brought in the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

Get the details

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

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 IT knowledge and certifications through our prior learning assessment process.

Access no-cost gen ed courses

Our affiliate, Sophia Learning, offers a no-cost way to earn gen ed credits.

$15K toward your bachelor's

Apply for a $15K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your bachelor’s degree.  Eligibility rules apply. Connect with us for details.

Accredited & recognized

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Bachelor's in IT Sample Courses

Our online BS in Information Technology, Data Analytics minor curriculum dives deep into data identification and collection, data cleansing and quality measurement, process and workflow concepts, and more.

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IT4200 *
Data Governance and Stewardship

This course covers legal and ethical issues pertaining to information security and privacy. Learners demonstrate an understanding of core organizational processes and workflows and how these factors impact core data processes. Prerequisite(s): BUS1003 or BUS3007 or IT2230.

3 quarter credits
IT4320 *
ETL and Data Transformation

Learners in this course focus on the extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) process, which is used to prepare and provide data that supports the work of data analytics. Learners study how ETL is used to identify, clean, transform, and serve the most effective data for data analytics projects. Learners apply tools and technologies specific to these activities in order to gain an understanding of the alternatives and applications appropriate within different contexts. Prerequisite(s): IT2230.

3 quarter credits
IT4330 *
Data Mining and Analysis in Information Technology

In this course, learners use a data mining project to identify, evaluate, and prepare data appropriate for the project. Learners use Excel spreadsheets and pivot tables to complete an accurate and effective data mining project. Prerequisites(s): IT2230.

3 quarter credits
IT4340 *
Data Interpretation and Statistical Analysis in Information Technology

This course presents an advanced look at the role of statistical analysis in completing effective data analytics projects. Learners apply SAS to a data analytics project to strengthen their experience with Excel spreadsheets and pivot tables. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT4330.

3 quarter credits
IT4460 *
Data Distribution and Virtualization

Learners analyze the role that distributed, cloud-based, and virtualized environments play on processes and workflows related to the management and analysis of core data. Learners research and apply tools and strategies that allow effective data management and analysis of core data within the constraints of distributed and virtualized environments. Learners evaluate the impact that subjects of core data projects have on security and privacy. Prerequisite(s): IT2230.

3 quarter credits

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 experts will set you up for success. They’ll help you find the right degree and program, and answer all your questions about Capella.


Advisors know the details of your program. Got questions about courses? Instructors? Resources? Advisors have answers.

Writing support

Sharpen your writing skills with our free tutoring services and other resources.

Career center

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

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Data Analytics Professional Paths

Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our online bachelor's in information technology, minor in data analytics degree.

Related job titles to explore*

  • Data analyst
  • Solutions architect
  • Business analyst
  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Business intelligence developer
  • Software engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Data architect
  • Systems analyst

Employment settings to explore

  • Financial services
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Hospital
  • Computer systems design
  • Insurance carrier
  • Software publisher
  • Management, Scientific, and Technical consulting services
  • Manufacturing
  • Government - local, state, federal
  • Telecommunications

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

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