Data visualization is the art and science of communicating quantitative and qualitative information using a pictorial or graphical format which enables users to understand, use, communicate, and take action. Majors learn data visualization design principles, theories, data management skills, and graphics techniques that are required to design and develop interactive data visualizations. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to design effective visual representations of data based on the data’s characteristics, business needs, and the requirements of prospective users.
The Purdue Polytechnic Institute is one of 10 academic colleges at Purdue University. The Polytechnic specializes in team-based labs where you’ll test ideas, take things apart and put them back together — only better. You’ll learn side-by-side with professors who have worked in the industry and thrive on combining theory, imagination and real-world application. In this innovative environment, you'll learn by doing - gaining deep technical knowledge and applied skills in your chosen discipline coupled with problem-solving, critical-thinking, communication and leadership skills employers desire.
Plan of Study
Related Career Interests
Computer Programming and Information Systems Engineering and Technology Marketing, Advertising, Communication, and Writing Science and Research
Careers in Data Visualization
- Data visualization specialist
- Data visualization engineer
- Data analyst
- Digital media data scientist
Transfer to Data Visualization
Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Contact InformationT.R. Oneal