University Catalog 2024-2025

Data Science with Graphic and Experience Design (Certificate)

The Undergraduate Certificate of Data Science with Graphic and Experience Design is a 12 credit interdisciplinary credential that offers a path towards developing essential skills in data science with depth in Graphic & Experience Design (GXD) content. Students who pursue this certificate will have the opportunity to learn from data science instructors & practitioners and Graphic Design faculty in industry and academia, alongside their peers from various colleges. Students will pursue courses in data management, communication, applications, ethics, data visualization & representation, and more, in addition to choosing from electives of interest.

Plan Requirements

Required Courses

Required DSC Courses: At least one course from each category6
Data Communication
Introduction to Data Visualization
Data Communication
Ethics, Policy, & Privacy
Data Science for Social Good
Introduction to Data Science for Cybersecurity
Data Management & Analysis
Introduction to R/Python for Data Science
Exploratory Data Analysis for Big Data
Machine Learning and AI
Exploring Machine Learning
Electives or Internships & Capstones
Data Wrangling and Web Scraping
Data Internship Preparation for Social Impact
Required Depth Courses6
One three-credit course
Accessible Design
One three-credit course from the following list
Introduction to Statistics
Computer Science Principles - The Beauty and Joy of Computing (Restrictions: Cannot have taken CSC 111 or CSC 112 or CSC 113 or CSC 116)
Science Communication and Public Engagement
Contemporary Science, Technology and Human Values (Prerequisite: Sophomore standing)
NOTE 1: Students pursuing multiple Data Science Academy credentials must have at least 2 distinct 1-credit DSC courses and 2 distinct 3-credit depth courses between any two credentials (8 distinct credits total).
NOTE 2: Per university requirements courses already used to satisfy two or more credit requirements cannot also be used to satisfy the data science certificate (or any third requirement).
Total Hours12