Jul 12, 2024  
2023-24 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-24 Undergraduate Bulletin

Data Analytics, BS

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University Core Curriculum Requirements

A. Communication

B. Mathematics

Three hours from:

C. Life and Physical Sciences

D. Language, Philosophy and Culture

E. Creative Arts

F. American History

G. Government/Political Science

H. Social and Behavioral Sciences

I. Component Area Option

Foundation of Knowledge

Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics Electives

Choose nine advanced hours in CSCI, CSIT, MATH, and/or STAT.

Core Labs

Two hours from appropriate laboratory courses for core science courses.

Data Analytics Major

A student must have a grade of C or higher in all courses that are prerequisite to a computer science course before enrolling in that course.

General Electives

The student may be required to complete additional elective hours to complete the degree.

Preparatory Coursework

The following courses are preparatory or prerequisite courses that, if taken, will be used to complete the general electives.  Courses included in this area may be in excess of the hours required for the degree.  This may affect elegibility for the Texas Tuition Rebate Opportunity.

Total hours: 120

Grade Requirements

  • A grade of at least C in each first-year English course (ENGL 1301 , ENGL 1302 )
  • A C average in work completed in the major field
  • A C average in work completed in the minor field

The required averages are based on those SFA courses taken in each category that are included in the student’s official degree plan (CAPP). Transfer and advanced placement coursework are not included in GPA calculations.

In-Residence Requirement

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Undergraduate degrees require at least 25% semester credit hours completed in-residence.

Undergraduate degrees with 120 hours total degree program hours require a minimum of 30 advanced (upper level) in-residence semester credit hours. The in-residence hour requirement will be fulfilled as part of the individual discipline major, which includes as least 12 advanced in-residence semester credit hours. Minor requirements also may contribute to the total in-residence hours as at least six advanced in-residence semester credit hours are required. The balance of in-resident hours will be fulfilled through additional advanced semester credit hours and may include further major and minor coursework.

Undergraduate degrees with more than 120 total degree program hour requirements will ensure semester credit hours for the specific discipline include at least 25% of total semester credit hours in-residence.

View HOP policy 02-214.

Texas Success Initiative Program

All students must satisfy provisions of the Texas Success Initiative program. See the TSI information  bulletin page.

Degree Map

The following is the recommended sequence of course completion for this degree.

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year



Junior Year



Senior Year


  • Credit(s): 3
  • Advanced Hour Elective from MATH, CSCI, CSIT, or STAT Credits: 3
  • D. Language, Philosophy and Culture Credit(s): 3
  • General Elective Credit(s): 4


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