NORTHFIELD, Vt. — As part of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies’ (CGCS) 2020 new program initiative, Norwich University announced a new online Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics program and an online Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Systems program, both of which are set to begin in September 2020.

“Since 1819, Norwich has been committed to providing relevant and forward-looking programs to our students,” Vice President and College of Graduate and Continuing Studies Dean Bill Clements said. “As part of the CGCS 2020 new program initiative, the Data Analytics and Computer Science and Information Systems programs reflect these values, as well as providing lifelong learners with the opportunity to continue self-improvement and bring a new skill set to their workplaces.”

The online Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics program will continue Norwich University’s 200-year history of developing new and innovative programs. The program curriculum is designed to equip students with the necessary mathematics, computer science, critical thinking and problem-solving skills to lead rational decision making as a data analyst. Although students will learn the ethics and leadership values that a Norwich education aims to provide across all programs, students will also delve into high-level programming languages, such as the data analysis tools Python, R and SAS.

For more information on the new online Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics program, please visit online.norwich.edu/dataanalytics.

Similarly, the online Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Systems program curriculum will build on Norwich’s ethics and leadership values while enabling students to develop and sharpen the mathematics, programming and software engineering skills they need to be a distinct professional. The program aims to provide students the national security principles, theories and practices that are essential for tackling real-world challenges.

Please visit online.norwich.edu/computerscience for more information on the new online Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Systems program.

Reinforcing CGCS’ commitment to provide accommodating and accelerated programs and degrees, the new bachelor’s programs will allow prospective students to transfer up to 90 semester credit hours of prior college coursework, on-the-job and military training, certifications and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams so that the program can be completed in as few as 18 months. With multiple start dates per year, working students can start either program when it best fits their busy schedules. 

The College of Graduate and Continuing Studies named Associate Dean of Continuing Studies and Associate Professor Mark Parker, Ph.D., as acting program manager of the Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics program. Parker is an U.S. Air Force veteran and has more than 25 years of experience in higher education teaching and administration.

“In the past 20 years, stored data has developed rapidly, and with Norwich being at the forefront of new and innovative programs, providing students with access to learn the skills necessary to analyze large data sets and lead company decisions is the main goal of this program,” Parker said.

Henry Collier, MSMIIT, was named program manager of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Information Systems program. He has developed and taught courses in computer networking, systems administration, computer programming, relational database design and management, information assurance, network security, health care information technology and digital forensics. He has also served six years on active duty in the U.S. Army, and he has 23 years in the Army Reserves.

“Norwich recognizes the world will only continue to become more dependent on technology to execute daily responsibilities,” Collier said, “and with the new online Computer Science & Information Systems program, we aim to provide students with the necessary mathematics and computer science skills needed to address these growing demands.”

Norwich is launching seven new online programs throughout 2020 as part of the CGCS new program initiative. New programs include three new online bachelor’s degree completion programs: business administration, computer science and information systems, and data analytics, and four new online master’s programs: accounting, business analytics, information systems, and nurse practitioner, a new concentration within the existing online Master of Science in Nursing program. The College of Graduate and Continuing Studies now has nine online bachelor’s degree programs and 15 online master’s degree programs.

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About the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 200-year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; graduate certificates; and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu 

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About Norwich University

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Capt. Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

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