Online Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication – Data Visualization
Data visualization plays a critical role in increasing access to information. When you pursue a Bachelor of Science in technical communication with a concentration in data visualization online from Arizona State University, you learn about how data management, data analysis and graphic design play a role in communication across industries. Whether you’re looking to shift careers or broaden your professional competencies, this data visualization concentration provides you with a versatile and valued skill set.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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Why earn a data visualization degree concentration?
Earn a data visualization degree concentration to join a field with high demand for visual communicators. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, technical communication jobs are projected to grow 12% from 2020 to 2030, which is much quicker than the average rate.
Additionally, a data visualization concentration is unique because it focuses on increasing universal access to data using visual design techniques. The three primary benefits of a data visualization degree concentration are:
- Career opportunities.
- New skills increase your marketability and may open doors for career opportunities in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.
- Personal development.
- Learn how to independently analyze and scrutinize sources of data, including publicly available datasets.
- Professional competencies.
- Understanding the theory of data management allows you to manage, normalize, create and visualize many types of data using best practices.
- Gaining knowledge about graphic design and visual communication principles enables you to design infographics, informational posters and other media that increase accessibility to information.
If you’re interested in exploring other aspects of technical communication, you may also consider the following ASU Online programs:
- Bachelor of Science in technical communication.
- Bachelor of Science in technical communication with a concentration in user experience.
What skills will I learn in this technical communication degree?
This technical communication degree provides a foundation in technical writing, with a focus on visual data communication. No technical background? No problem. This data visualization degree concentration allows you to gain skills in graphic design, data visualization and data analysis without prior technical knowledge. You’ll also learn about the structure of digital information and all facets of data management. Expect to develop capabilities related to:
Data visualization degree concentration courses
In this data visualization degree concentration, you'll take courses focused on data analysis, creation and visualization. Your courses will also include practical applications of graphic design and data analysis. Courses include:
TWC 301: Fundamentals of Writing for Digital Media (L)
TWC 401: Fundamentals of Technical Communication (L)
TWC 411: Principles of Visual Communication (L)
TWC 421: Principles of Web Authoring (L)
TWC 431: Principles of Technical Editing
TWC 312: Introduction to Visual Culture
TWC 314: Data Visualization Tools and Techniques
TWC 413: Managing and Analyzing Data
What can I do with a data visualization degree concentration?
This data visualization degree concentration prepares you for a variety of technical communication roles. In addition to writing and content opportunities, you’ll also be equipped to step into visual data-driven roles across industries. Possible career paths include, but are not limited to:
Technical communication degree admission requirements
You are considered a first-year student for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
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