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Data Science and Analytics, Business Analytics Emphasis, B.A.


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In addition to adhering to General Education , students must meet the following requirements to receive the B.A. in Data Science and Analytics at UC Merced. 


All students in the School of Engineering, regardless of major, are required to complete all requirements for all majors with a C- or better unless the course is offered as Pass/No Pass only, which requires a P grade.

Students in the School of Engineering must repeat a required course after receiving a grade of D+, D, D-, F, Unsatisfactory, or Not Passed, and may do so no more than twice beyond the initial enrollment in the class. Students may repeat a course only one time (for a total of two attempts to earn a C- or better). If students do not complete these requirements, they may take these courses at another institution or petition the school who hosts the course for a third attempt. The third attempt is not guaranteed at UC Merced.

 

Data Science and Analytics, B.A. Four-Year Course Plan  

Lower Division Major Requirements [32 Units]


Mathematics Requirement [8 units]


Complete one of the following calculus sequences:

Foundation Requirement [8 units]


Complete the following courses:

Upper Division Major Requirements [20 Units]


Principles Requirement [16 units]


Complete the following courses:

Advanced Data Science and Analytics Methods A


Complete one of the following courses:

Advanced Data Science and Analytics Methods B


Complete one of the following courses:

Capstone Requirement [4 units]


Complete the following courses:

  • DSA 120
  • DSA 121

Business Analytics Emphasis [11-12 Units]


Complete three of the following courses, either as part of or in addition to the technical elective requirement:

Transfer Students


To be admitted to the Data Science and Analytics major transfer students must meet the following requirements:

Applicants will, at the time of admissions have completed at minimum each of the following courses (or their equivalent) with a “C-” or better:

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