Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with an Emphasis in Big Data Analytics

A computer science degree at GCU fuels the hunger for innovation in technology. It appeals to learners who embrace their desire to use the language of complex computing to develop precise solutions in information systems. Graduates of a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program are offered a foundational skill set that drives the creative application of software development.

The emphasis in big data and analytics explores the problems and trends that impact heavy volume data management. Scholars are provided with fundamental knowledge in the design of highly scalable systems. These programing systems collect, process, store and analyze large volumes of unstructured data.

This allows learners to perform a variety of functions in information systems, which include:

  • Data analysis with greater speed and efficiency
  • Improvement or support of an organizations processes, and
  • Extraction of data sets by creating new tools and applications

Scholars explore the foundations of business leaders and innovators of technology. The BS in Computer Science with an Emphasis in Big Data Analytics program instills critical thinking, real-world application and practical project experience. Learners are taught to embody professional and ethical practices that matter across the landscape of computing through the lens of the Christian worldview.

Key Competencies

  • Large Scale Data Processing: Design and install efficient models, which collect and retrieve information from large databases.
  • Data Mining and Interpretation: Retrieve large amounts of data that translate into useful information in the right context.
  • Pattern Analysis: Detect trends within large volumes of data using statistical and mathematical models or algorithms.
  • Data-based Decision Making: Translate information retrieved from very large databases to make complex decisions in a dynamic marketplace.

Career Options for a Computer Science Graduate

  • Computer systems analyst
  • Networks specialist
  • Database manager
  • Programmer
  • Software engineer

This program is offered in the following formats or locations:

Main Campus

Enjoy Grand Canyon University\'s traditional campus experience. As of fall 2014, our 179-acre campus serves a growing student population of approximately 11,000. New modern classrooms, suite-style residence halls, popular dining options, resort-style swimming pools and a focus on creating a rich student life make GCU a top choice for high school graduates and transfer students.

On-campus program disclosures      

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.