The data science bachelor's degree has a strong foundation in math and science partnered with the University of Minnesota's liberal education requirements, specifically:
- Required data science classes: These classes provide a solid foundation in computer science, math, and statistics.
- Upper division major electives: Students can take approved courses from the following departments: computer science, electrical engineering, industrial and systems engineering, math, and statistics.
- Free electives: These allow students to study other topics that interest them, to get a minor, to do interdisciplinary work, or to take additional related courses to attain greater depth or breadth.
- Liberal education requirements: These university-wide requirements ensure a student has a broad education covering a number of different areas.