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Data Visualization Minor

In an increasingly data-driven world, it is critical to communicate complex information to a wide and diverse audience in legible and accessible ways untouched by bias. 

With a minor in data visualization, you will:

  • Acquire an array of technical skills needed for popular programming languages and industry-standard software applications and platforms
  • Become adapt at the use of data storytelling in order to solve problems at any scale—from major global efforts to individual concerns
  • Examine the ethical considerations of how we communicate data, trends, and interpretations
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Explore career paths

Our innovative courses and one-on-one mentoring by faculty will give you the tools to succeed in a variety of jobs, such as:

  • Data scientist
  • Analyst (data, product, marketing, public health, social media, environmental)
  • Data engineer
  • UX/UI designer
  • Communications manager/director
  • Database specialist
  • Data journalist
  • Data translator
  • Business intelligence and communications
  • Data science and machine learning
  • Information technology
  • Financial analysis and investing
  • Public health and epidemiology
  • User experience design
  • Data journalism and reporting
  • Institutional research

Data visualization minor faculty

The data visualization minor is an interdisciplinary minor, which means that courses are taught by faculty across a number of departments. You’ll learn about other fields of study and work with faculty outside of your major, including faculty in the following areas:

Ideas for complementary majors

The data visualization minor is a valuable addition to many majors. The following majors pair extremely well with this skills-based minor.

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