Introduction to Data Science
This 3-course certificate introduces students to the key elements of Data Science: Python programming, SQL & database design, data processing, and analysis & visualization. This certificate will add a valuable skillset to any professional and the skills and training that a student can develop by completing this certificate are widely applicable and transferrable.
Coursework explores the topics of data ethics and digital ethics, helping to prepare the student for a challenging, dynamic career in data analytic work. Students may be interested in this certificate if they are seeking to grow in their existing careers, switch to a career within the data science realm, or explore data science as a field before committing to a degree program or advanced study in the topic.
This certificate can be taken as a stand-alone or in partnership with an SCPS degree. Students can start in August or October each year.
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Loyola University Chicago is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.