In a data science degree, you’ll typically learn about machine learning and programming to prepare and deliver data in presentation-ready formats with consistent, valid data types. In a data analytics degree, you’ll generally learn about data analysis and how to gain data-driven insights that can be used to improve operational performance and add business value. Both types of programs may prepare you for different job outcomes as well.
University of Phoenix does not offer a bachelor’s in data analytics program.
Big data refers to large, complex datasets that are frequently used in behavioral and predicative analytics. It’s used in multiple industries to find useful patterns and correlations that support data-driven decision making. Due to the high volume and variety of information involved, extracting meaningful insights from big data can be difficult, which is where data science and data analytics come into play.
Data scientists use big data to extract, transform, and load a variety of data types and sources into integrated datasets. Data analysts then use this data to make predictions that provide actionable business value.
In our bachelor’s in data science program, you’ll learn how to analyze, manipulate and process data sets using statistical software. You’ll gain fundamental and foundational knowledge in different techniques used to derive meaningful information from structured and unstructured data sets. You can use this information to identify data patterns and trends and drive strategic decision making for a variety of businesses.
Notable topics covered in the Bachelor of Science in Data Science degree include: