About this Program
With so much information available at our fingertips, extracting meaningful connections and context from data is more important than ever. That’s where data scientists come in. Part mathematician, part computer scientist, part trend-spotter, data scientists turn their organization’s information stockpiles into relevant and actionable insights, which can help companies stay ahead of their competition.
In this three-course certificate program, you’ll discover how to apply standard tools and processes to extract correlations from data. Use statistical analysis and machine learning algorithms to analyze data sets and help make informed decisions. Take your data analytics abilities, and your career, to the next level.
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Find the Right Data Program for You DESIGNED FOR
Technical professionals with data analysis and programming experience who want to learn how to apply statistical techniques and machine learning in their areas of expertise. This program is also good for managers with a technical background who want to effectively lead a team of data scientists.
This program is taught using Python, and students should be comfortable working in this programming language. Those looking for an introductory course should consider taking
Foundations of Programming (Python).
Certificate in Data Science instructor Mohamed Mneimneh explains how the certificate enables students to boost their skills and leverage data to drive high value to their organizations.
Play WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
What the data science process looks like for business, scientific research and other fields
How to apply the data science process to various industry challenges and real-world scenarios
How to use statistics and visualization to explore data sets
How to weigh the pros and cons of the most common machine learning algorithms
GET HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE
Use the Python programming language to summarize and visualize data
Use the Python programming language to pre-process data and to train and evaluate machine learning algorithms
Solve end-to-end data science problems, from ideation to cloud deployment, using the Python programming language
Complete quizzes as well as both structured and open-ended assignments to demonstrate your data science skills
EARN DIGITAL BADGES
You can earn a digital achievement badge for successfully completing this certificate program, as well as a separate badge for each course. These badges can be shared on LinkedIn and other social media sites. Learn more about
digital badges. APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP
You may be eligible to apply for a UW Certificate Scholarship or Rotary Scholarship to cover most of the costs of this program. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and the potential of the program to positively impact your career. For more information, see the
Alumni working in field
Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft, Starbucks, Facebook, Expedia Group
Projected job growth for data scientists in Washington state (2020–2030)
Average salary for data scientists in Washington state (2021)
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