Jul 21, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25

Data Analytics Major (B.S.)


Major code BS1117

University College   
Chubb Hall 140
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1935
Fax: 740.593.0206
university.college@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/university-college/

David Nguyen, Dean - University College/contact person
nguyend4@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The program in Data Analytics provides for a rigorous interdisciplinary education in data-centered methods toward a field of knowledge chosen by each student. The program consists of Core Classes, a set of General Requirements that relate to a Domain Requirement in the form of a student-selected Track, and a Capstone course. The capstone focuses on an integrated portfolio or novel research. Instruction is offered by faculty across the university community, giving the student a wide range of perspectives on data analytics.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

Admission is open to all students admitted to Ohio University who have achieved MATH Placement Level 2 (student is eligible to take MATH 1350), so long as the maximum enrollment for the program (approximately 36 new students per year) has not been reached.

Change of Program Policy

Current Ohio University students who have achieved MATH Placement Level 2 are welcome to apply to the Data Analytics major. Please reach out to the program contact for more information.

External Transfer Admission

Admission is open to all students admitted to Ohio University who have achieved MATH Placement Level 2 (student is eligible to take MATH 1350), so long as the maximum enrollment for the program (approximately 36 new students per year) has not been reached.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

The Data Analytics major signifies a student’s readiness for either 1) a career in the public, private, or nonprofit sectors, or 2) graduate study. Students who want to start a career in data analytics will find demand for data-trained employees in every sector of the economy, insofar as businesses, organizations, and agencies of all kinds increasingly see a need for data-informed understanding in a data-rich world. 

Requirements

University-wide Graduation Requirements


Ohio University requires the completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours for the conferral of a bachelor’s degree. This program can be completed within that 120-hour requirement. For more information on the minimum hours requirement and other university-wide requirements, please review the Graduation Requirements – University-wide  page.

Core Requirements


Complete the following courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better:

General Requirements


Calculus


Complete one of the following courses (contingent upon MATH Placement level):

Programming


Complete one of the following courses (with placement as appropriate per course prerequisites):

Statistical Applications


Complete one of the following courses. Note: A course selected for the Statistical Applications requirement may not also be used to fulfill a Track requirement.

Domain Requirement


Complete a minimum of four classes for a total of at least 12 credit hours in one of the following tracks: