Spotlight: BS in Computer Science with an Emphasis in Big Data Analytics

Posted on September 08, 2017  in  [ Engineering & Technology ]

Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with an Emphasis in Big Data Analytics program is designed to help students develop a foundational skillset for the modeling, statistical analysis and mining of data from a broad range of sources. Students develop software that converts raw data into actionable information. If you’re considering this degree, then read on to learn more about what to expect from the program:

Education About This Rising Field

The area of big data analytics focuses on trends and issues which impact heavy volume data mining and analysis. As you complete your coursework for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with an Emphasis in Big Data Analytics degree, you will be provided with education in the implementation of algorithms and development of software applications that collect, store, process and analyze significant amounts of unstructured information.

Competencies in Innovative Subjects

Over the course of GCU’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with an Emphasis in Big Data Analytics program, you will be introduced to topics that are critical for creating new applications and tools. Some examples of what you will learn include data mining and interpretation, large-scale data processing, pattern analysis and data-driven decision-making. Also, this program is designed to instill critical thinking, project experience and real-world application of computer-based professional and ethical practices.

Preparation for Your Career

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with an Emphasis in Big Data Analytics degree, you can expect to be prepared to work in the evolving field of big data analysis, data science and software development. Some of the careers for which this program offers an ideal foundation include junior data scientist, software developer, data analyst, data engineer and business intelligence analyst.

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About College of Science, Engineering and Technology

The College of Science, Engineering and Technology offers degree programs that prepare students for high-demand professions in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. With an emphasis on Grand Canyon University’s Christian worldview, our college believes in instilling social awareness, responsibility, ethical character and compassion. Our blog, Brain STEM, focuses on topics related to science, engineering and technology, with engaging contributions from students, staff and faculty. On the blog, you can find helpful resources relating to STEM fields and learn more about current events occurring globally, locally and within GCU. We hope to provide our readers with information that helps them learn about the necessary knowledge, skills and mental disciplines to succeed in today’s job market.


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