Data Analytics

Data Analytics
Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science with a Major in Software Development Data Analytics Track
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Data Analytics Overview

Data analytics is the method of examining large collections of data in order to make educated recommendations and uncover opportunities to improve business functions, often with the help of various analytics tools and software. When you’re dealing with a plethora of data, it can seem like an overwhelming task. The goal of data analytics is to simplify the process and explore efficient ways to organize and consolidate data to enhance an organization and give them a competitive edge.

A practice that emphasizes strong analytical and problem-solving skills, your job will be to maximize efficiency and provide data driven recommendations to improve an organization while applying technical knowledge of data structures and analytical tools. Do you consider yourself creative and analytical? Do you like to explore data and solve problems? If yes, a major in software development in the data analytics track could be a good fit for you.

During the course of this program, you could gain the necessary skills vital to:

  • Enhance the quality of an organization and maximize efficiency.
  • Apply strategy and analysis to drive real change.
  • Research data mining techniques.
  • Recommend new programs and software.
  • Boost efficiency and profitability by applying knowledge of big data as it relates to the organization’s goals.

Through ECPI’s year-round schedule, you could earn a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science with a Major in Software Development in the Data Analytics track in as little as 2.5 years.


Core Curriculum

28 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
BUS121 Introduction to Business3
PMT472 Applied Project Management3
PMT472L Applied Project Management Lab1
CIS126 Introduction to Programming3
CIS142 Introduction to Cloud Solutions3
CIS150 Introduction to Networking3
CIS206 Linux Administration3
CIS212 Principles of Cybersecurity3
CIS223 Introduction to Databases3
CIS123 Introduction to Scripting3
CIS228 Service Desk Fundamentals3

Arts and Sciences*

31 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CAP480 Arts and Sciences Capstone3
COM115 Principles of Communication3
ENG110 College Composition3
ENG120 Advanced Composition3
HUM205 Culture and Diversity3
MTH131 College Algebra3
MTH140 Statistics3
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology3
PSY220 Positive Psychology3
PHY120 Physics3
PHY120L Physics Lab1
BIO122 Environmental Biology3
BIO122L Environmental Biology Lab1
*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts & Sciences Department section in the ECPI University Course Catalog.

Self Integration

9 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems3
CIS108 Office Applications2
FOR110 Essentials for Success3
COR191 Career Orientation1

Software Development Major Required Courses

38 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CIS121Logic and Design3
CIS126LIntroduction to Programming Lab1
CIS224Server-Side Scripting with PHP3
CIS226Introduction to Object Oriented Programming3
CIS250Structured Query Language3
CIS282Web Interface Design3
CIS332Mobile App Development I3
CIS420System Analysis and Design3
CIS214Object-Oriented Programming Using C#3
CIS218Object-Oriented Programming Using Java3
CIS317Advanced Object-Oriented Programming Using C#3
CIS319Advanced Object-Oriented Programming Using Java3
CIS480Software Development Capstone3
CIS490Bachelor’s Externship-CIS3
CIS435SQL Server3
CIS435LSQL Server Lab1
CIS436Oracle with PL/SQL3
CIS436LOracle with PL/SQL Lab1

Data Analytics Track

14 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CIS326Introduction to Data Analytics3
CIS367Advanced Server Side Scripting with PHP II3
CIS376Data Analytics Tools3
CIS469Data Analytics Methods and Modeling3
CIS469LData Analytics Methods and Modeling LAB1
CIS473LAdvanced Data Analytics LAB1
Program Description

ECPI University’s new Software Development major with a Data Analytics track could help you hone your analytic, business, computer science and design skills, preparing you for a fulfilling career where you could really make a difference. This degree program teaches the fundamental workings of development, strategic research and data analysis. The objective of this program is to provide students with the groundwork of data analytics methods and modeling to excel in a professional environment.

Students will have the opportunity to build a strong foundation in areas of data analytics including:

  • Scripting
  • Data analytics methods and modeling
  • Data mining and pattern recognition
  • Advanced data analytics
  • Tools and software
Possible Career Track

Organizations rely heavily on talented data analysts to help their businesses excel. A knowledgeable data analyst will work to find ways to improve core processes, better target customers, avoid system failures and identify key industry opportunities. 

Careers in the field of software development and data analytics include: 

  • Webmaster
  • Game Developer
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Database Administrator
  • Data Analyst
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Business Analyst
  • Computer Programmer

Students in the B.S. in Computer & Information Science program develop planning, design, implementation, and support skills in operating systems, networking, software programs, and security. Students develop additional focused skills based on which major the student pursues. Students also learn principles of excellent customer service in order to assist clients with technical issues.

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Computer & Information Science, graduates are expected to:

  • Design, implement, and evaluate computer-based solutions that incorporate the appropriate computing requirements identified through the analysis of specific organizational or computing problems
  • Function effectively on teams to establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, manage risk, and produce deliverables
  • Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments
  • Evaluate and use appropriate technical literature
  • Engage in continuous professional development through user groups, associations, conferences, readings, research, and other channels
  • Develop and apply ethical and legal best practices in the maintenance and security of information and systems
  • Develop cloud computing tools

In addition to the BS CIS Program Outcomes, students in the Software Development Major learn how to manage projects, create interesting web pages, design and write a variety of programs, use and maintain databases, and understand and utilize computer networks.

Upon completion of the Software Development major - Data Analytics Track, graduates are expected to:

  • Design and develop security software solutions using object-oriented principles
  • Develop integrated systems solutions using software, web, and mobile applications to access organizational databases
  • Plan secure software solutions with customers
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