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Data Visualization

Data Visualization (Graduate Certificate)

In Agnes Scott’s Data Visualization Graduate Certificate, you’ll use the latest in data analysis and visual design to become a high-impact data storyteller.

Data in its raw form rarely portrays information in a way that is clear, compelling, and insightful. In Agnes Scott’s Data Visualization Graduate Certificate, you’ll use the latest in data analysis and visual design to become a high-impact data storyteller.

Learn to analyze and present data to inform, persuade, or lead decision-making in corporate, non-profit, and government settings. Improve your ability to win grants by impressing donors with visual evaluations. Analyze research outcomes with visuals to answer key questions and forge new insights.

Program Overview

The Data Visualization Graduate Certificate at Agnes Scott is ideal for anyone who works regularly with data and seeks a fresh approach to using data for action and insight.
Your Data Visualization curriculum builds off of core courses in foundational areas of visualization design, data analysis, and graphic design, allowing you to learn how to present complex ideas rapidly and intuitively to diverse audiences by applying theories from computer science, statistics, psychology, ethics, and visual design.

In addition, you can tailor your certificate to your unique interests and career goals with two flexible electives, allowing you to focus on areas such as Interactive Visualizations, Visualizing Time and Place, or the Ethical Use of Technology and Data.

Upon completion of your Data Visualization Graduate Certificate, you’ll be prepared to use your knowledge of the power of data + design in careers across industries, in roles including:


Data visualization designer, specialist, developer, manager, or consultant
Business analyst
Data architect
Marketing and communications strategist
Data analyst
Director of analytics

Introducing faculty director of Data Visualization and associate professor of Psychology , Dr. Wendy Kallina.

Program of Study

Featured Courses


You’ll tailor your graduate certificate to your unique interests and career goals with flexible electives such as:


Visualizing Time and Place
Ethical Use of Technology and Data
Interactive Visualizations

Certificate Program

6 courses (18 credit hours)

  • 4 core courses*
  • 2 electives
  • Classes are 2 hours and 30 minutes with a 15-minute break, and each meet once per week during the semester.

*Many of the credits earned in the Graduate Certificate can apply toward the MS degree in Applied Technology

Core Courses

Principles of Data Visualization
Graphic Design
Data Analysis
Advanced Visualization Design

Electives

Visualizing Time and Place
Interactive Visualizations
Special Topics in Data Visualization
Ethical Use of Technology and Data
Modelling and Simulation for Insight
Special Topics in Applied Technology
Data Collection
Project Management
Topics in Evaluation and Assessment Methods
Visual Thinking, Digital Design