BAS in Data Analytics

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Degree Requirement Changes 2020-2021

*If you are working on prerequisites to the BAS in Data Analytics degree please check in with your advisor or program manager as the 2020-2021 degree requirements have changed.

Graduates will be prepared to work as data analysts, data technicians, and in some circumstances, data managers, in a wide range of organizations and industries.

What is Data Analytics?

A multi-dimensional discipline that uses math, statistics, descriptive techniques, and predictive models to better understand the data used to guide business action and decision making. Data analytics are used to illustrate concepts and inform business decisions. Data analytics is a rapidly emerging field.  The BAS in Data Analytics occupies the intersection where statistical analysis meets computer science.  Our formula:

Collect – Classify – Organize – Summarize – Analyze – Interpret

In this visionary degree program, students explore the methods, concepts, and tools need to solve real-life data problems with innovative and effective results, applicable to multiple industries and using combined business/scientific problem solving processes.

Data Analytics students are expected to acquire proficiency in database utilization, mastering commonly-used analysis tools such as Excel or R through applied learning emulations or service learning.  Experienced faculty will mentor and guide students throughout the learning process.  Graduates of this program will be prepared to work as data analysts, data technicians, and in some circumstances data managers in a wide range of organizations and industries.

What’s the difference between Data Analytics and Business Intelligence?

Degree Requirements

Program Requirements 2020-2020

Coursework in the program includes areas such as Applied Statistical Methods, Predictive Analytics, Data Analysis with Software Programming, Data Visualization, and Web Analytics.

Current Catalog Information: Data Analytics, BAS 2020-2021

Download the 2020-21 Data Analytics BAS Worksheet to view degree requirements including the program prerequisites, General Education requirements and BAS degree requirements. Note that all technology and/or math credits must not be more than 5 years old.

BC or transferable college level credits refer to credits not used for the general education or program prerequisites (commonly fulfilled from courses taken in an associate’s degree).

For a list of specific courses that satisfy the following General Education requirements refer to the AAS-DTA transfer list:

Older Degree Requirements Year Worksheets: 2019-2020, 2018-2019

Application Deadlines

Starting QuarterApplication OpensPriority DeadlineFinal Deadline
Fall 2020Applications for Fall 2020 are currently full.
Winter 2021Currently accepting applications for a possible Winter 2021 cohort, depending on student interest. If there is not enough interest applications would be moved forward to a Fall 2021 start.October 1, 2020December 20, 2020

Contact with questions related to applications.

How to Apply

Step 1: Apply to BC for General Admission & Complete the Evaluation of Transfer Credit Form

First time BC students and previous BC students who are returning to the college after four or more quarters must apply to BC first. As a part of this process, students will need to submit all Official Transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges attended, other than BC.

Current BC students may skip Step 1 and start at Step 2. Complete Step 1 at least two weeks prior to the application deadline.  Processing time for general BC admission is typically 1-3 business days.

Step 2: Complete and submit the BAS application

Admission to this program is competitive. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission, as the number of qualified applicants may exceed the number of available enrollment spaces. If you have transfer credits, your application will be reviewed with unofficial transcripts, but your acceptance will not be determined until official transcripts have been received and evaluated through the above process in Step 1.

Please have the following items ready for submission with your application:

  • Unofficial transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges attended demonstrating completion of the prerequisite courses.
  • Application payment will be accepted at the time of completion. Please have your form of payment prior to beginning the application. The application fee for BAS programs is $75.
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About Us

The BAS degree in Data Analytics is a part of Bellevue College’s Institute for Business and Information Technology department. Our goal is to provide students with meaningful preparation to meet the challenges of a global environment in the area of Data Analytics.  For general information about the degree, use the form at the top of this page.  For specific questions or to set up an appointment you can contact the Program Manager for this degree: Shanon Reedy.

BAS Data Analytics Faculty & Staff

Shanon Ehmke Reedy – Program Manager

Shanon Reedy

Phone: (425) 564-3167
Office Location: A254

Shanon Ehmke Reedy has over 20 years of experience in higher education including administrative positions at Black Hawk Community College, National Louis University, Roosevelt University, the University of Washington and Bellevue College.  She is currently the principle program manager at Bellevue College for the Bachelor of Applied Science degrees and has oversight for all the business and IT BAS degrees.  Shanon has also been adjunct faculty for 13 years.  She taught social science seminars at Roosevelt University in Chicago and currently teaches a marketing research class at Bellevue College.  She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Kansas and a Master’s of Science degree from Illinois State University in Industrial Organizational Psychology.

Kyle Barber – Program Chair

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Phone: (425) 564-2136
Office Location: A254E

Kyle Barber is tenured faculty and the program chair of both the Marketing and Data Analytics departments.  Before teaching he worked in New York City at some of the top advertising firms such as McCann, Wunderman, Razorfish, Draft, and Starcom Mediavest  He focused much of his career helping Fortune 500 corporations think about data capture, measurement, and demonstrating performance.  These clients included Coca-Cola, MasterCard, L’Oreal, Microsoft, Verizon, T-Mobile, Nestle, General Mills, and the many brands of Procter & Gamble.  Kyle directs the school’s national champion DECA team, and is always looking for new ways for students to take what they learn in their classes and starting applying it to real world scenarios so they have a leg up on the competition.  Feel free to reach out to him via e-mail to converse about the program, its classes, career paths, or whatever.

Mark Calogero

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Office Location: L200

Charlene Cheng

Charlene Cheng

Phone: (425) 564-2450
Office Location: A254

Charlene Cheng is a full time faculty of Data Analytics at Bellevue College. She graduated from UC Berkeley, double major in Computer Science and Data Science. Prior to teaching, she worked at Microsoft for more than 3 years. By utilizing a large set of data sources and applying analytical methods, she contributed to the continuous improvement of Microsoft and delivered a bunch of actionable recommendations on business approaches. She is also expert in the field of large scale machine learning and natural language processing.

Carl Freeberg

Carl Freeberg

Phone: (425) 564-2911
Office Location: A254

Carl Freeberg is an Assistant Professor of Business Intelligence at Bellevue College. Prior to teaching, he was a senior consultant with over 20 years of diverse financial, IT, business planning and sales experience.  Mr. Freeberg is a seasoned professional who has held consulting and management positions with leading companies. In 10+ years at Oracle and Hyperion Solutions, he has matched business requirements to product capabilities for hundreds of organizations in diverse industries. At Nestlé USA, he developed and managed a cross-functional Executive Information System. At Arthur Andersen, he implemented large systems for organizations as diverse as the Rapid Transit District of Los Angeles, the Internal Revenue Service and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  

Mr. Freeberg holds an MBA in Finance from San Diego State University and lives in Bellevue, Washington. 

Frank Hatstat

Frank Hatstat

Phone: (425) 564-2485
Office Location: A255

I hold an Associate degree in Science and Engineering from Henry Ford College, a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Michigan, an MBA from City University, and a Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law. I have been very privileged both in educational opportunity and professional activities in the public sector, private sector, and academia, including being an air traffic control specialist and instructor, entrepreneur, manager, corporate trainer, state director within a national business program, consultant with a national consulting firm, associate dean, academic program chair, along with legal and appellate work. Although business and law are my passions, my favorite is doing this, helping people learn and grow through education. In my free time I like to fly, being a licensed pilot, enjoy photography, and other outdoor activities like biking and fishing.

Brie Holt

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Office Location: A254

Brie received her Bachelor’s Degree from Western Washington University in Literature.  During college she changed career paths after falling in love with data analysis and writing SQL. Brie pursued positions in Seattle that allowed her to become fully immersed in the analytics world.  She has worked in all facets of the industry, from tactical to strategic, and in all types of organizations, from non-profit to marketing agencies.  Brie is passionate about translating data into meaningful insights and finding the best way to share that information.  She works heavily in Data Visualization best practices and enjoys providing guidance and mentoring to others.  Brie is currently working full-time as an Analytics Consultant and enjoys teaching in her spare time. 

Stephanie Hurst

Stephanie Hurst

Phone: (425) 564-3062
Office Location: R230V

Stephanie is a tenured Full Professor at Bellevue College.  She holds a B.A. and M.A. in Speech Communication from California State University Long Beach.  Stephanie began teaching at Bellevue College in 2003 having previously taught at Palm Beach Community College and CSULB.  Courses she has taught include:  Intercultural Communication, Advanced Communication in Business and Technology, Communication in a Diverse Workplace, Small Group Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Public Speaking, and Introduction to Communication.  Stephanie’s teaching philosophy incorporates the practical application of scholarly theory in an effort to improve students’ lives.  In addition to teaching, she enjoys spending time with her family, her dog, her cat, her chickens, practicing yoga, cooking, hiking, or taking in a Sounder’s game. 

Dena Laney

Dena Laney

Phone: (425) 564-4206
Office Location: A254

Liliana Lawrence

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Phone: (425) 564-2648
Office Location: D110

Winnie Li

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Phone: (425) 564-2825
Office Location: A255G

Winnie Li has been a full time faculty at Bellevue College since 2007, teaching in the Computer Science Transfer and Business Administration Programs. She is also the program chair and the lead faculty in the BAS in Data Analytics program. She has a MS in Statistics from California State University East Bay and a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from University of California Davis. Before joining BC, she worked in multiple roles in Clearwire and Microsoft.

Art Lovestedt

Art Lovestedt

Office Location: A254

Art Lovestedt has been an instructor at Bellevue College since 2007. He enjoys learning from his students each quarter while passing along his own experiences from over two decades working as a Chief Information Officer (CIO). Five previous companies have gone public or been purchased by a public company during or just after his tenure. Areas of expertise include strategic planning, process automation and efficiency, information system design and management, team building, marketing integration and business development. Since 2010 Art has been a strategic consultant, and currently serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) to several organizations.

Art holds a M.S. in Computer Systems with an emphasis in Technology Management, and a B.A. in Business Administration with emphases in Organizational Behavior and Marketing from the University of Washington.

William Payne

William Payne

Phone: (425) 564-2079
Office Location: R230

I am chair of the Bellevue College Philosophy Department where I’ve been teaching for 18 years. I hold a BA and an MA in Philosophy from Arizona State University and a PhD in philosophy from UC Davis. Obviously a cat lover. When not reading, writing or teaching philosophy, I’m most likely out on a long bike ride, working in the garden or cooking.

Ted Spence

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Office Location: A254

Dan Yamasaki

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Phone: (425) 564-2806
Office Location: D110

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the BAS DA program begin?

We admit a new cohort for the BAS DA program each fall quarter.

Can I enroll if I don’t have an associate’s degree?

Generally, students applying to the BAS DA program have completed an associate’s degree in Applied Accounting, Business Management or Marketing, Information Systems, Business Administration Transfer or Computer Science Transfer.  If you do not have an associate’s degree, contact the Program Manager for more information.

Besides a completed associate’s degree are there any other pre-requisites?

Yes, you can find the specific course prerequisites on the “Prerequisites” tab.

Can I take courses without being admitted to the program?

Yes, students who have not been admitted to the program can register for up to 10 credits of coursework on a space-available basis, if they have appropriate prerequisites. To find out if you qualify to take a course and receive an entry code contact the Program Manager.

Can I apply now even though I will not finish my AAS or AAS-T until the end of spring or summer quarter?

Yes, you can apply now and any admission decision would be contingent upon your completion with acceptable GPA as described in the admission requirements.

I received my AAS or AAS-T over ten years ago. Am I still eligible to enter this program?

Technology and math coursework will only be applied toward admission requirements if it was taken in the last 5 years. Other coursework (i.e. English, humanities, science) can be applied no matter the date completed.

Can I receive financial aid or scholarships for this program?

Yes, you may qualify. Please be aware that there are deadlines that need to be met in order to qualify. Please contact the Financial Aid office for more details:

What is the tuition for this program?

Tuition for this state-support program follows the general Bellevue College tuition rates for upper division courses.  There are some lower division courses that are part of the BAS program. These courses will be charged at the lower division rate. Refer to the Tuition & Fees page:

Can I complete this program online?

Some classes may be available online, but many are offered primarily on the Bellevue College main campus.

Can I reapply next year if I am not accepted into the program?

Yes. You will receive a letter advising you of additional courses you need to take or other ways to strengthen your application for the next time you apply.

Is there a required sequence of courses I should take?

Yes. You will be able to build on your body of knowledge if certain courses are taken before others. Your sequence of courses will vary depending on whether you attend full-time or part-time, and on your previous education. Your program advisor will help you develop a program of study to gain the most benefit from each course. For a standard course schedule, please see the Degree Requirements tab.

How long will it take me to finish?

After admission, the BAS degree totals 90-95 credits and can be completed in 6 quarters of full-time attendance, typically three courses each quarter. Individual pacing is possible, but students should plan on taking at least one course each quarter so that the material remains current and relevant.

What is the Academic Standing policy?

For the specifics on Academic Standing policy, please read the full policy here:

Is the program accredited?

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), a regional institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education, has granted Bellevue College accreditation at the baccalaureate level.

I am a state employee. Can I use a state employee waiver to pay for this program?

Yes. This is a state-supported program, thus it is eligible for state employee waivers.

Where can I find out more about the program?

Our website contains the best information.  You may also contact the Program Manager to discuss the program in more detail.

Sample BAS Data Analytics Course Schedule for 2020-2021

*Schedule is subject to change for future years. Please work with your advisor or program manager.

Full-Time Course Schedule
Year 3FallWinterSpring
BUSIT 103 SQL FundamentalsBA 240 Statistical AnalysisDA 320 Data Acquisition & Mgmt
PROG 108 Intro to ScriptingISIT 330 Business Intelligence AppsMath 341 Applied Statistical Methods I
CMST 340 Advanced Communication in Bus & TechDA 310 Intro to AnalyticsISIT 334 Data Visualization Tools & Techniques
Year 4FallWinterSpring
DA 460 Data Analysis with Software & ProgDA 420 Predictive AnalyticsDA 485 Capstone
MKTG 262 Measurement and AnalyticsDA 410 Multivariate AnalysisECON 400 Econometrics
MATH 342 Applied Statistical Methods IIPHIL 375 Ethical Issues in ITDA 430 Marketing Analytics
Part-Time Course Schedule
Year 3FallWinterSpring
BUSIT 103 SQL FundamentalsBA 240 Statistical AnalysisMath 341 Applied Statistical Methods I
PROG 108 Intro to ScriptingDA 310 Intro to AnalyticsDA 320 Data Acquisition & Mgmt
Year 4FallWinterSpring
MATH 342 Applied Statistical Methods IIISIT 330 Business Intelligence AppsISIT 334 Data Visualization Tools & Techniques
DA 460 Data Analysis with Software & ProgPHIL 375 Ethical Issues in ITECON 400 Econometrics
Year 5FallWinterSpring
MKTG 262 Measurement and AnalyticsDA 410 Multivariate AnalysisDA 485 Capstone
CMST 340 Advanced Communication in Bus & TechDA 420 Predictive AnalyticsDA 430 Marketing Analytics

Contact Us

We are happy to answer any questions you might have about the program! Please feel free to contact us for more information.

Contact: for questions about the Data Analytics program.

Shanon Reedy

Shanon Reedy
Principle Program Manager

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Kyle Barber
Data Analytics Program Chair

Last Updated September 4, 2020