This information is for students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at The Ohio State University. Prospective high school and transfer students should return to the Future Student page and select the link that relates to your current student status.
Major Changer Sessions
Current Ohio State students are required to attend a Data Analytics Major Information Session. During the session, students will hear a brief overview of the major's curriculum, the application process, and the outlook for jobs and internships in data analytics. There will be plenty of time after the presentation for individual questions. To attend one of these sessions, please register here.
Application to Major
Enrollment in the Data Analytics program is space limited and is determined by classroom capacity and the competitiveness of the applicant pool. Therefore, admission into the Data Analytics major is not guaranteed. Applications for admission into the major program can be submitted by completing the online application to major.
Requirements for Admission to the Major
At present, application to the Data Analytics major is a holistic process. Students are required to complete an on-line application which includes a brief essay describing their interest in the major. A student’s academic record will also be reviewed to assess the student's potential for success in the major coursework.
As the process for admission to major is holistic, specific grade requirements are not set (though the Business Analytics specialization does require a 3.0 cumulative GPA in keeping with the academic requirements of the Fisher College of Business). The admissions committee will instead review an applicant’s grades in all required coursework. Preference in admission to the major is given to students who show academic aptitude in Calculus (Math 1151/1152 or equivalents), Statistics, and Computer Science (CSE 1223/1222 and 2221).
Feb 1st - For admission during summer or autumn semester
August 1st - For admission during autumn semester (will take summer semester grades into account)
In addition to the major program, there is also a Pre-major option for students who are not yet ready to apply. In order to switch to the Pre-major, students should attend a Major Information Session and indicate after the session that they want to declare the Pre-major.