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Data Analytics, BS

Offered in: CHICAGO

This degree teaches students to use technology to gather, analyze and interpret data, facilitating decision making. "Big data" has become a force for competitive advantage. Graduates are positioned to join this growing field in a variety of professions and industries.


The final 30 semester hours must be taken at Roosevelt University. At least 15 semester hours of credit in the Data Analytics major must also be taken at Roosevelt. At most 60 semester hours may be taken at the 100 level. At least 63 semester hours must be in non-computing classes.

Students planning to pursue an MS in Computer Science should take MATH 231, 245 and 300 as well as CST 280 in their curriculum.

A minor is required, with Math or Business recommended.

Further requirements for the BS Degree:

  • at least 60 semester hours in the computer sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, and/or psychology;
  • a supporting sequence of 15 semester hours in one second science discipline (biology, chemistry, computer science, data analytics, mathematics, physical science, physics, or psychology), excluding Math 115 or lower; CST 115 or lower; PHSC 102 or lower

  CST 150 Computer Science I .....4
  CST 280 Introduction to Algorithms .....3
  CST 309 Data Mining .....3
  CST 310 Cooperation and Competition .....3
  CST 311 Analysis of Real World Networks .....3
  CST 333 Database Systems .....3
  CST 387 Algorithms .....3
  MATH 349 Regression & Time Series .....3
  OTHER 3XX Electives (See Other Information.) .....15

Five electives must be chosen from CST 312, 328, 345, 350, 380, 381, 390, MATH 332, 357, 367.

For the required courses for a minor, see the corresponding department's section of the catalog.

General Education Requirements

Academic Communities of Practice

  ACP 101 First-Year Seminar (required for students who enter RU with fewer than 12 semester hours) .....3
  ACP 110 Primary Texts .....3
  ACP 250 Grounds for Change .....3

English Composition (minimum grade of C- required)

  ENG 101 Composition I: Critical Reading and Writing .....3
  ENG 102 Composition II: Introduction to Academic Research .....3


  Nine semester hours total required from these subject areas: African-American Studies, Art History, English (excluding 101 and 102), History, Languages, Music, Philosophy, Theatre, Speech and Women's and Gender Studies .....9


  MATH 110 Math 110 or above (Math, Computer Science & Technology, and Science majors have different requirements -- see advisor). .....3

Non-Western Requirement

  Non-Western course (can be used for Humanities or Social Sciences general education requirements) .....3

RU Mission-Related Course (minimum grade of C- required)

  LIBS 201 Writing Social Justice .....3


  One biological science and one physical science required; at least one must be a four-hour lab (not applicable for science majors) TOTAL: at least 7 science hours. .....7-8

Social Sciences

  Nine semester hours total required from these subject areas: African-American Studies, Anthropology, Economics, History, Journalism, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies .....9

These quantitative requirements also apply to degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences:

  • Students may apply no more than 60 semester hours of 100-level courses toward the degree.
  • Students must apply no fewer than 60 semester hours of 200- and 300-level courses toward the degree.
  • Students must have at least 18 semester hours (of the 60 semester hours above) at the 300 level.
  • Students may transfer in no more than 66 semester hours from community colleges.
  • Students must take their final 30 hours at Roosevelt University. Note that some majors have additional requirements for RU hours.
  • Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher to graduate. Note that some majors have additional GPA requirements.
  • Students must have a minimum of 90 hours in Arts and Sciences.
  • Students may apply no more than 51 hours in the major (BA) or 57 hours in the major (BS)