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2024-2025 University Catalog 
    
2024-2025 University Catalog

Data Analytics, Technologies, and Applications, BS

Location(s): West Lafayette


About the Program


Data and information have infiltrated every facet of our lives. The successful development of solutions to leverage data and information for decision making purposes requires a myriad of skills and abilities including capabilities provided by information technology professionals to enable and support data analytics and applications in their respective organizations. In the Data Analytics, Technologies, and Applications (DATA) major, students will a) develop strong foundations in statistical and machine learning techniques, b) apply analytics approaches, techniques, and tools to solve problems, and c) evaluate such approaches, techniques, and tools for effective use.

Computer and Information Technology Website

Computer and Information Technology Department Major Change (CODO) Requirements  

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (66 credits)


A C- GPA is required across all CNIT courses

CIT Common Core (42 credits)


Introductory Oral Communication Selective (satisfies Oral Communication for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00


Calculus I (satisfies Quantitative Reasoning for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00


Calculus II (satisfies Quantitative Reasoning for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00


Design Thinking (satisfies Information Literacy and Science, Technology & Society Selective for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00


Behavioral/Social Science Foundational Selective (satisfies Human Culture Behavioral/Social Science for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00


Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Sciences (BSS)

Three credits required from the Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Sciences (BSS) list.

Humanities Selective (satisfies Human Cultures: Humanities for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00


Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)

Three credits required from the Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM) list.

Science Selective (satisfies Science for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00


Science(SCI)

Three credits required from the Science(SCI) list.

Lab Science Selective (satisfies Science for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00


Science (SCI) - with Lab Component

Three credits required from the Science(SCI) list.

Verify the course has a lab component when scheduling.

The following courses are typically offered with a lab component:

Accounting Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00


Economics Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00


 AGEC 21700 or ECON 21000: credit can only be used for one of these courses to fulfill a degree requirement.

Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00


Professional Writing Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00


Professional IT Experience Requirement


If a student selects the course option, they must enroll in 3 credits total.

Globalization Requirement - Credit Hours: 0.00


All students must complete the Polytechnic Growth Plan for Global Awareness and Intercultural Competency.

Step 1: Complete the Pre-test Intercultural Development Inventory Assessments (1st year) 

Step 2: Complete CNIT 32000 or CNIT 37100

Step 3: Complete the Post-test Intercultural Development Inventory Assessments (4th year) 

NOTE FOR TRANSFER/CODO STUDENTS: Transfer and CODO students with less than 75 credit hours remaining to completed their Polytechnic Plan of Study are exempt from Step 1 (taking the IDI Pretest). 

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (9 credits)


Elective (3 credits)


Grade Requirements


  • A C- GPA is required across all CNIT courses

GPA Requirements


  • A C- GPA is required across all CNIT courses

Course Requirements and Notes


  • AGEC 21700 or ECON 21000: credit can only be used for one of these courses to fulfill a degree requirement.
  • (COM 31400 or COM 31500: credit can only be used for one of these courses to fulfill a degree requirement.)

University Requirements


University Core Requirements


For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
  • Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
  • Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
  • Information Literacy (IL)
  • Oral Communication (OC)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
  • Science #1 (SCI)
  • Science #2 (SCI)
  • Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
  • Written Communication (WC) 

Civics Literacy Proficiency Requirement


The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry. For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.

To obtain the Civics Literacy Proficiency, students will complete an educational activity as part of their chosen Civics Literacy Pathway and pass the Purdue Civics knowledge test.  The knowledge test can be completed at any time while the pathway is being perused.  There are three different pathways:

  • Civics Event pathway - Attend six approved civics-related events and pass the required exam; or
  • Civics Literacy Podcast pathway - Complete 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship & Engagement that use C-SPAN material and pass the required exam; or
  • Approved course pathway - Complete  one of the following approved courses and pass the required exam.

More details about each pathway and how to complete the requirement can be found on the Civics Literacy Student Dashboard in myPurdue.

Upper Level Requirement


  • Resident study at Purdue University for at least two semesters and the enrollment in and completion of at least 32 semester hours of coursework required and approved for the completion of the degree. These courses are expected to be at least junior-level (30000+) courses.
  • Students should be able to fulfill most, if not all, of these credits within their major requirements; there should be a clear pathway for students to complete any credits not completed within their major.

Sample 4-Year Plan


15 Credits


15 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15 Credits


15 Credits


15 Credits


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Credits: 3.00
  • Cognate Application Concentration - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Cognate Application Concentration - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities Foundational Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Pre-Requisite Information


For pre-requisite information, log in to mypurdue.purdue.edu and click here.

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical.

In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major. Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful. These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program.”

Disclaimer


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements. Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student. The myPurduePlan powered by DegreeWorks is the knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.

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