In the age of Big Data, information needs to be shaped into a form that is easily digestible in order to pinpoint issues/problems in an organization.
Visualized data enables decision makers to see analytics so that they can grasp difficult concepts and/or identify new patterns. Every organization, whether for- or non-profit, uses data; the more effectively it is used, the more potential it has to improve the quality and efficiency of the organization.
Data Visualization, though ubiquitous and necessary in any organization, is not offered as ubiquitously in higher education. Therefore, by establishing a focus in Data Visualization, ESU is setting itself apart from its competition and providing students with a definitive advantage over graduates from other institutions. This certificate lays the groundwork for a thorough understanding of Data Visualization (aka. lnfographics) with a mathematical statistics component, an applied statistics componenet, and a communication design component.
External candidates must be interviewed by the Art + Design department chairperson to determine eligibility for the certificate program. Only high school juniors and seniors will need to submit a letter of recommendation from an art, science, or technology teacher. Again, we encourage you to initiate a conversation with the certificate faculty contact person to learn more about the details of the program before requesting a recommendation or starting any portion of the application.
Contacts: Joni Oye-Benintende, Associate Professor, Department Chair, Art + Design, Fine and Performing Arts Center 233, (570) 422-3216, firstname.lastname@example.org or David Mazure, Associate Professor of Art + Design, Fine and Performing Arts Center 227, (570) 422-3612, email@example.com