Data Visualization is one of the fastest growing professions. Creating a well-designed and well-structured story with data helps executives and non-technical individuals understand meaning in their numbers. This type of visual storytelling creates meaningful insights for decision makers in government, insurance, banking, health care, research, and education.
The minor in Data Visualization is open to students in any Behrend major. It requires 22 credits of coursework; some courses fulfill Penn State General Education Requirements.
Required Course (3 credits)
- DIGIT 410 Data Visualization (3 credits)
Recommended Courses (19 credits)
- ART 168 The Digital Medium (3 credits)
(Can substitute ART102, ART115N, ART 314, COMM 270, GD100, or GD115N)
- GEOG 160 Mapping Our Changing World (3 credits)
(Can substitute GEOG 260)
- DIGIT 210 Large Scale Text Analysis (3 credits)
(Can substitute CMPSC101, CMPSC121, CMPSC 201, CMPSC 221, IST 242, IST 256, or IST 311)
- STAT 200 Elementary Statistics (4 credits)
(Can substitute PSYCH 200)
- MIS 345 Introduction to Data Analytics (3 credits)
(Can substitute MIS 301)
- MIS 415 Social Media Management and Analytics (3 credits)
(Can substitute COMM 310 or COMM 406)
Other courses may be substituted with administrative approval.
A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor; some courses also will fulfill Penn State General Education requirements. Your adviser can help you to integrate the minor into your degree studies. This list represents courses typically taken to complete the minor and is subject to change. See bulletins.psu.edu for specific academic requirements.