General Education (GE) Requirements


Students majoring in Data Analytics must satisfy the General Education (GE) requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Arts and Sciences. The following advising guidelines will help students strategically plan their GE courses to ensure timely progress toward completion of their degree.

Major Prerequisites

Calculus I (Math 1151) and Calculus II (Math 1152) are required prerequisite courses for the Data Analytics major. They can also satisfy the following GE requirements:

  • Math 1151 - Quantitative and Logical Skills: Mathematical and Logical Analysis
  • Math 1152 - Open Option

Students who have no prior exposure to statistics may elect to take Statistics 2450 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis, which can satisfy the following GE requirement:

  • Statistics 2450 - Open Option


Each specialization has a unique set of prerequisites and required courses. Some of the specialization prerequisites also fulfill GE requirements. 

Biomedical and Public Health Analytics

Students choosing the Biomedical and Public Health Analytics specialization must take the following courses, which partially satisfy the GE Natural Science requirement:

  • Chemistry 1110 or Chemistry 1210 (5 credit hours)
  • Biology 1113 (4 credit hours)

Business Analytics

Students choosing the Business Analytics specialization must take the following courses, which satisfy the GE Social Science requirement:

  • Economics 2001.01 (3 credit hours) 
  • Economics 2002.01 (3 credit hours)

Computational Analytics

The Computational Analytics specialization has several different focus areas. Students choosing the Linguistics and Text Analytics focus area should take the following course, which satisfies the GE Cultures & Ideas requirement:

  • Linguistics 2000 (3 credit hours)