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Data Analytics and Visualization, Undergraduate Certificate

Interdisciplinary Studies

Earn an important credential that represents your data analytics and visualization skills by taking an additional 12 credit hours to have this sought-after certification in addition to your diploma.

This new program will allow you to choose courses that suit your career goals and interests from academic departments across the university. You can learn web design, video production, database management, computer networking, social media content design, data visualization and much more. Apply these skills to everyday life and your future career.

Program Highlights

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    Additional Certificate

    Earn an impressive certification with just 12 additional hours, and become more marketable in your career.

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    Get Noticed

    Courses and certification will appear on your official undergraduate transcript and will be seen by employers or other schools.

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    Open Doors

    Gain skills valuable to employers, like data analytics and data visualization and programming in R, SQL and Tableau.

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    Designed by You

    Build your program from more than 25 courses from engineering, information and mass communications, and arts and sciences.

What You’ll Study

A variety of courses are available. Learn to apply methods, concepts and tools to effectively evaluate, visualize and summarize big data. Apply your data analysis skills and abilities to make decisions within your field or future career. Certification is awarded at the same time as your baccalaureate.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Analytical Reasoning

    Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions

    Data Analysis

    Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making

    Network Analysis

    Studying and understanding the structure and behavior of complex networks

  • Database Management

    Organizing and maintaining data in a computer system, including storage, retrieval and security


    Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems

    Systems Analysis

    Studying and improving complex systems to optimize performance and efficiency

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Data Services Coordinator
  • Data Services Manager

Workplace Settings

  • Information Technology
  • Communications
  • Health Care
  • Journalism
  • Government

Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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