So, continuing with my college talk. I am thinking after this post that I will next share my supplies like a little haul of essentials that one needs for online college. For now, let’s get on to the details on my degree and life. I said it before, but I will say it again. I went to college for 3 years, so I had 101 credits from my time there. You can only transfer up to 90 for each BA/ BS degree. My degree is a BS in Data Analytics. I want to be a data analysts and eventually, a statistician. I was always good at math, but high school math kinda ruined kit for me. Our teach assigned 50 problems a night. It was a nightmare. I recently took a Data Analytics course from The Institutes and I found that I really liked the math. It wasn’t all problem solving, but building algorithms and fault trees. It was exciting and now, it is something that I am very interested in pursuing as a career. Big data is the future, you know.
For a BA/BS, you need 120 credits. My anticipated graduation date is 7/02/2022, but that is based off of zero credits in a four year program. I will be done by Spring of 2020. I was able to transfer 59 credits into my program, leaving me 69 to earn. Every class is a three credit class, so that is 23 classes. You can have 2 classes every semester and there are six semesters in a year. So, I will earn the degree in roughly 2 years, but I am starting July 2nd with my first two classes.
I am going to tell you the areas that I have already completing for my degree, which is mainly all of my general courses. For the general courses, I completed: English (2 courses), Math (1 course), Fine Arts and Humanities (3 Courses), SNHU (I got to substitute a free elective here), IDS-100 (another free elective), a free elective class, and the 8 class free electives section.
The 23 classes that I need to take to get my degree are as follows: Applied Social Sciences, Precalculus, Applied Statistics for STEM, Perspectives in History, Applied History, Introduction to Scripting, Calc I: Single-Variable Calculus, Applied Stats II: Reg Analysis, Management Science through Spreadsheets, Into to Data and Info Management, Foundation of Data Analytics, Database Design, Fundamentals of Data Mining, Data Analytics I, Project Management in Information Technology, Data Analytics II, Decision Support Presentation, Capstone in Data Analytics, 4 Data Analytics Elective courses TBD, and a Senior Thesis Class (a term paper in order to graduate).
I like the sound of all of these courses, although some of them I won’t know what they are until that time when I am given a few options of what is available. You only know what is available two terms ahead. I am already booked for the two terms in July and September. So, once September is around the corner, my adviser will give me options for October and January. I will be taking 3 terms this year. I was slotted for the May term, but I was only notified in April and it was too hurried for me. I didn’t have my shit together for the May term. I was still getting used to the idea.
So, I changed my mind. I think my next college post will be about the classes that I am taking for the next two terms THEN the haulish post. I think about that I will share my thoughts on BrightSpace (the online college platform) and my Orientation class. I have a webinar for that class coming up in June. I can do a whole separate post on that experience. I am happy to be sharing my journey with all of you. My blog is my happy, positive space and I love writing and reading all of your blogs. If you are new to my blog, leave a comment so I can check yours out. I love to binge read on a lazy morning, afternoon, evening, middle of the night, you get the drill.