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Degree Requirements

The 30-credit curriculum includes:

  • five core courses in the program, chosen by the student and inclusive of at least one course from each of the three program areas of Data Analysis, Data Studies, and Data Visualization (15 credits);
  • elective courses (12 credits total);
  • and the completion of a Thesis or Capstone project (3 credits).


Core Courses—Data Analysis
Working With Data: Fundamentals 
Data Analysis Methods 
Advanced Data Analysis 

Core Courses—Data Studies
Data, Culture, and Society 
Media Theory and History

Core Courses—Data Visualization
Visualization and Design
Interactive Visualization 

Required Core Courses—Capstone Project
Thesis or Capstone project