Digital Studies, Certificate

This certificate requires a minimum of 12 hours and must be earned in concurrence with an undergraduate degree program. A student may only be awarded the certificate in the same semester the student is awarded an undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina. At least 50% of a student’s undergraduate certificate coursework must be completed at the University of South Carolina and all coursework that applies to the certificate must be earned with a grade of C or better.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify methods, concepts and tools to effectively evaluate, visualize, or summarize digital information.
  2. Apply digital literacy knowledge, skills, and abilities to create solutions within their own field of study or potential career field.

Admissions Requirements

Students must be concurrently enrolled in a bachelor's degree program.

Degree Requirements (12 Hours)

Course Title Credits
Select one course from the following:3
Introduction to Computer Concepts
The Digital Earth
Digital Media Arts Fundamentals
Data, Information & Society
Thriving in the Tech Age
Select three courses from the following:9
General Applications Programming
Introduction to Computer Security
Program Design and Development
Scientific Applications Programming
UNIX System Administration
Computer Programming and Applications
Visualization Tools
Introduction to Computer Hardware and Software
Introduction to Networking
Computer Applications in Business I
Introduction to Databases
Introduction to Web Systems
Project Management Methods
Database Management and Administration
Information Literacy and Technology
Text Mining in Big Data Analytics
Management in Data Driven Organizations
Social Issues in Information and Communications Technologies
User-Centered Information Architecture
Planning and Sustaining Digital Projects
Data Visualization
Interpretation of Aerial Photographs
Geographic Information Systems
Spatial Programming
Advanced Geographic Information Systems
GIS-Based Modeling
The Moving Image
New Media Art
Moving Image Advanced: Animation
Total Credit Hours12