This online data science course provides a general introduction to the field and is ideal for aspiring data scientists, content experts who work with data scientists, and anyone interested in learning more data science.

By completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain what data science is and identify the key disciplines involved
  • Identify interesting data science applications, locate jobs in data science, and begin developing a professional network
  • Use the steps of the data science process to create reproducible data analysis and identify personal biases

This course can be taken for academic credit as part of CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Data Science (MS-DS) degree offered on the Coursera platform. The MS-DS is an interdisciplinary degree that brings together faculty from CU Boulder’s departments of Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Science, and others. With performance-based admissions and no application process, the MS-DS is ideal for individuals with a broad range of undergraduate education and/or professional experience in computer science, information science, mathematics, and statistics. Learn more about the MS-DS program.

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