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Data Visualization Minor

Program Details




On campus


Office of Undegraduate Admissions1-201-216-8025[email protected]

The Data Visualization minor gives students a broad, interdisciplinary introduction to data visualization as a tool for communicating ideas, decisions, problems and stories.

This minor is open to all students with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Students will learn to parse and visualize data using industry-standard tools, the basics of graphic design, to apply programming for creating visuals, and consider the implications of data on society and culture. 

Required Courses for Data Visualization Minor

  • HAR 241: Design I

  • HAR 271: Creative Programming I

  • EM 622: Decision Making Via Data Analysis Techniques

  • EM 570: Data Storytelling or CAL 570

EM 622: Open to juniors and seniors only; undergraduate students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. EM 570, SYS 501 and CAL 570: Open to juniors and seniors only.

Plus one of the following:

  • SYS 501: Probability and Statistics for Systems Engineering

  • EM 365: Statistics for Engineering Management

  • ENGR 243: Probability and Statistics for Engineers

  • MA 222: Probability and Statistics

  • ENGR 241: Probability and Statistics with Data Science Applications

Plus one of the following:

Message from Director

Dr. Kathryn Abel, Director of Undergraduate Academics, Engineering Management

The engineer's role has changed from performing solely technical operations to being involved in the integration of engineering, technology and business operations. The engineering management discipline fills this critical education need by graduating engineers who understand the increasing demand for efficiency, effectiveness and integration in engineering and business operations across varied industries.