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  Dec 16, 2017
USC Catalogue 2017-2018

Science Visualization Minor

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The minor in science visualization offers an introduction to science visualization methodology and practice focused in an area of relevant research. The minor is structured to provide the skills and knowledge needed in science visualization, and will culminate in a capstone project under the close supervision of faculty in both animation and science. The program requires 16 units.

Most students will enter the minor in science visualization program in their sophomore year at USC.

Application Procedures

An undergraduate student at USC may apply to the minor in science visualization if he or she is in good standing and maintaining normal degree progress.

Students should apply after they have completed CTAN 330  with a "B" or better in the course. A signature of support from the CTAN 330  professor is required. Applications and admission information can be obtained from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Animation and Digital Arts Office SCB 210 (213) 740-3986.

Science visualization minor applications are reviewed by a panel of faculty members, with admissions made for the following fall semester only. A maximum of 12 students will be admitted per year.

Grade Point Average Requirement

A minimum grade of C (2.0) in each course is required. A grade of C- (1.7) or lower does not fulfill a minor requirement.

Course Requirements

The following courses are to be taken in the prescribed sequential order, starting with CTAN 330  and finishing with CTAN 423 , the capstone class. Sixteen units of course work are required.


*Juniors or seniors with a 3.0 GPA in good standing may elect to take graduate courses CTAN 508L (2) , CTAN 564L (2)  and CTAN 565L (2) . Prerequisite required.


**Prerequisite required.

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