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10 Coursera Data Science Courses, Specializations, Certificates and Degrees

In recent years, data science has become one of the most popular and profitable professions. What makes a career in data science so lucrative? Today, every industry uses data to maximize their revenue. Data scientists have the skills to help companies make data-driven decisions. As industries continue to become more and more data-driven, the need for data scientists continues to grow.

Here are 10 Coursera data science courses, specializations, certificates and degree programs to consider.

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Coursera data science specializations

A Coursera specialization is a series of courses (anywhere from three to 10+ courses) arranged to provide students with the necessary knowledge to master a specific subject. Students receive certificates for each individual course as well as the specialization as a whole. Each specialization also includes a hands-on capstone project. Some specializations partner with industry leaders to provide students with unique learning opportunities.

1. Data Science

(Johns Hopkins University)

This data science specialization is designed to provide students with the tools they need to pursue a career in data science. Students will gain a variety of applicable skills and an impressive portfolio. This specialization includes 10 courses and takes about 11 months to complete.

2. Deep Learning

(University System of Georgia)

This data science specialization is designed to help build a career in AI or apply AI to current work. This specialization will help students will develop, understand, and apply Deep Learning skills. This specialization includes 5 courses and takes about 4 months to complete.

3. Applied Data Science with Python

(University of Michigan)

This data science and data analysis specialization is designed for students who already have a basic understanding of Python or programming. Students will learn how to analyze their data. This specialization includes 5 courses and takes about 5 months to complete.

4. Advanced Machine Learning

(National Research University of Higher School of Economy

This data science and machine learning specialization is designed to teach students modern machine learning and AI techniques, as well as teach students how to apply these techniques to solve real-world problems. This specialization includes 7 courses and takes about 10 months to complete.

5. Mathematics for Machine Learning

(Imperial College London)

This specialization is designed to relate mathematics, which students may have studied in different contexts, to computer science. This specialization includes 3 courses and takes about 4 months to complete.

6. Data Engineering on Google Cloud Platform

(Google Cloud)

This specialization is designed to teach students data engineering on Google Cloud Platform. Through hands-on activities, students learn how to design, build, analyze and derive insights. This specialization includes 5 courses and takes about 3 months to complete.

Coursera data science certificates

Coursera professional certificate programs prepare students for in-demand careers in less than one year. They lead to Coursera professional certificates that may be recognized by Coursera’s hiring partners and often provide a path to an industry-recognized certification. They also include hands-on projects that you can use to showcase your work to potential employers.

1. IBM Data Science

This online data science and analysis certificate is designed to give students hands-on experience that allows them to learn a vast number of data science and machine learning skills and techniques. This online certificate program includes 9 courses and takes about 10 months to complete.

2. IBM Applied AI Professional Certificate

This online data science and machine learning certificate is designed for students with no prior AI knowledge. Students will learn what AI is and what it does, as well as learn to design, build, and use it. This online certificate includes 6 courses and takes about 7 months to complete.

Coursera data science degree programs

Coursera degree programs offer a variety of master’s and bachelor’s degrees from top universities. These online programs are affordable (with the cost of tuition less than on-campus options and financial aid available) and offer flexibility.

1. Master of Machine Learning and Data Science

(Imperial College of London)

This online data science degree program is designed to give students hands-on experience and a deep understanding of machine learning. Students will develop valuable skills and an impressive portfolio. This online degree program includes 12 modules and takes about 24 months to complete.

2. Master of Applied Data Science

(University of Michigan)

This online data science degree program is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in data science. The program covers core data science concepts and provides hands-on experience. This online degree program includes 34 credit hours and takes a minimum of 12 months to complete.

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