Jul 18, 2024  
USC Catalogue 2021-2022 
USC Catalogue 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

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

To be eligible for the science visualization minor, a student must be in good academic standing, maintaining normal degree progress, and have a declared major. To declare the minor a student must submit the USC Change of Major/Minor form to the John C. Hench Division of Animation and Digital Arts in SCB 210, (213) 740-3986.

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 502L (2) , CTAN 504L (2) CTAN 508L (2) , CTAN 564L (2)  and CTAN 565L (2) . **Prerequisite required.


**Prerequisite required.

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