Data Analytics, Minor

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 18

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 9

Program Code: N284

The requirements for a minor must be completed concurrently with the major degree requirements.

No minor may be added by completing courses after receiving the bachelor’s degree.

At least six (6) credit hours must be earned in courses acceptable for residence credit by standards set forth by the Dodge College of Arts and Sciences, excluding transfer, correspondence, and examination (AP, CLEP, Advanced Standing) credit. Courses for the minor may not be taken Pass/ No Pass.

No single course may be used by a student to satisfy a major requirement and a minor requirement. A course may be used, however, to satisfy both a major support requirement and a minor requirement. 

Requests to substitute a minor requirement must be approved in writing by the Dodge College of Arts and Sciences.

Required Courses

  • No more than 6 credits hours may be taken from courses offered by the Gallogly College of Engineering (i.e., CS and/or DSA courses).
Choose 3 hours in Introductory Statistics 13
Choose 3 hours in Programming for Data Analytics 13
Choose 9 hours in Data-Oriented Electives 1, 29
Choose 3 hours in Project-Oriented Data Analytics Experience 1, 33
Total Credit Hours18

Lists of courses approved for each of these categories are maintained by the Data Scholarship Program.


For students following the Data Science and Analytics Preparatory Track, the electives will include MATH 3333, and one of the following programming courses: C S 1213C S 1323C S 1324, or C S 2334.


Completion or concurrent enrollment of all other minor requirements is required prior to enrollment in this course.

​For students following the Data Science and Analytics Preparatory Track, the Project-Oriented Data Analytics Experience will be a coding-intensive data analytics project.

  • Minors in the Dodge College of Arts & Sciences are available to all undergraduate students at OU. If the minor is officially declared, successfully completed, and noted on the graduation application, the student’s transcript will so indicate at the time the bachelor’s degree is posted.