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Certificate in Data Science

Develop your computer science skills and explore exciting topics like artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science. Enhance your expertise, increase your earning potential, and deliver high-quality work with a certificate. It’s the perfect groundwork for a career in data science and provides the foundation for a future bachelor’s degree.

Apply By:
May 30, 2024
Classes Start:
June 20, 2024
No Live Lectures
7 Courses
As Little as 12 Months
Pay as You Go ($200 per course)


Gain in-demand knowledge and specialized skills in the cutting-edge world of technology. Explore data to discover insights and make important predictions. This certificate is perfect for working professionals who want a strong foundation in data science or hope to pursue a degree in the future.

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What you’ll learn

Jumpstart your career in data science with these valuable skills: 

Explore areas of artificial intelligence and machine learning
Analyze data and formulate important predictions
Apply statistics and the latest programming knowledge
Understand the foundations of data science and applications
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Admission Requirements

Anyone who has a high-school education and is 16 years of age or older can study online at UoPeople.

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Curriculum / Courses

The Certificate in Data Science is a 21-credit program establishing that the student has mastered the basic competences in data science.


Where will a Certificate in Data Science take you? Your certificate will help prepare you for a job as a:

Data Analyst
Machine Learning Scientist
Applications Architect

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No tuition or enrollment fees

$60 application fee



Paying for school

UoPeople does not charge for tuition, books, or campus expenses. You’ll never have to pay fees for courses upfront. We charge only a $60 application fee, and a $200 assessment fee at the end of each course.  Over the course of earning your Certificate in Data Science at UoPeople, you can expect to pay a total of only $1460. Our mission is to make it possible for everyone to afford higher education.


Concerned about managing your studies while you work or juggle family life? Don’t be! Over half of our students are successfully studying while working, raising families, or both. You can too! UoPeople is proud to be the world’s most flexible option for earning tuition-free certificates and degrees. Learn more about how our programs are specially designed to work for you:
Asynchronous Learning
Total Accessibility
Transfer Credits

Common Questions Students Are Asking Us

Questions regarding our academic programs offered at UoPeople

Absolutely! UoPeople has students from over 200 countries and territories.

University of the People is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. 

Absolutely! Classes at UoPeople are small and highly qualified instructors are available to answer students’ questions and offer support. Additionally, each student is connected with a personal Program Advisor at the commencement of their studies, who remains with them until graduation. Program Advisors act as the students’ personal support system throughout their studies. The Program Advisor will answer any questions the student may have, offer academic advice, discuss course selection, and offer encouragement throughout the student’s studies.

Asynchronous learning allows you to learn on your own schedule. You will have access via the UoPeople Online Campus to assignments, lectures, and other learning materials. There are no live lectures or set class times at UoPeople.  

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