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Data Analytics and Visualization

A certificate in Data Analytics and Visualization provides you with skill training in organizational data interpretation, developmental processes for managing data, and data use for informing business decisions in the workplace.

Earn 12 Credits Across Several Disciplines

ARTS 102 -Design Technology and Concepts
ARTS 245 - Typographic Design I
CSCE 101 - Introduction to Computer Concepts
CSCE 102 - General Applications Programming
CSCE 204 - Program Design and Development
CSCE 206 - Scientific Applications Programming
GEOG 105 - The Digital Earth
GEOG 341 - Cartography
GEOG 363 - Geographic Information Systems
ISCI 201 - Data, Information & Society
ISCI 202 - Information Literacy and Technology
ISCI 250 - Information Design
ISCI 301 - Text Mining in Big Data Analytics
ISCI 310 - Information Science Data Analysis and Evaluation
ITEC 264 - Computer Applications in Business I
JOUR 203 - Principles of Visual Communications
JOUR 346 - Graphics for Visual Communications
JOUR 400 - Digital Media and Big Data Analysis
JOUR 446 - Informational Graphics
MGSC 290 - Computer Information Systems in Business
MGSC 291 - Applied Statistics for Business
PSYC 220 - Psychological Statistics
or STAT 201 Elementary Statistics
or STAT 205 Elementary Statistics for the Biological and Life Sciences
or STAT 206 Elementary Statistics for Business

How It Works

  1. Let us know you're interested by emailing
  2. After reviewing with your academic advisor, we'll add the Certificate to your curriculum in Banner.
  3. Complete 12 credit hours from the course list below. We'll keep track of your progress in DegreeWorks.
  4. Complete a Certificate Application along with your degree application during your final semester.
  5. Be recognized on your transcript, your commencement program, and by official certificate. Be all the more prepared for the career you want!


  • The certificate must be completed concurrently with your undergraduate degree and it cannot delay graduation. 
  • A minimum institutional GPA of 2.0 must be maintained.
  • Two of the four required courses must be taken at the USC Columbia campus.
  • All coursework that applies to the certificate must be earned with a grade of C or better.

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