Start a New Career Path in Data Science

Most U.S. companies plan to add data science positions. Hundreds of thousands of people are needed to fill new data science positions. With data science skills, you will stand above the rest.

Introducing two online, instructor-led* Udacity specializations to take you from intro to career-ready in four months.

Don't Stop the Learning - Instructor-Led Online Classes

Remote Learning

We offer high quality remote learning experiences through our live Zoom classroom setting.

Industry Experts

Our instructors are pioneers in their fields, inventors, patent holders, internationally sought-after speakers, and authors.

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Programming for Data Science with Python

A program grounding you in one of the most popular, global programming languages is the starting block to kickstart your data science career. This is an estimated four-month program of study.


Data Scientist

An advanced five-segment specialization that gets you ready for the higher-level data scientist jobs by taking what you know and building on it. This is an estimated four- to five-month program of study.


Designed by Udacity, our online global education partner, our curriculum comes to life in a live-online classroom setting led by UCSC Silicon Valley industry expert instructors. You can sign up for the entire four- to five-month program or pay month-to-month, based on the realities of your schedule. You have up to six months to complete the program. The option to pause and restart your studies is not available for the instructor-led courses, which includes scheduled class meetings.


  • A UC Santa Cruz certificate of completion
  • A digital skills badge from UCSC Silicon Valley. See Programming for Data Science with Python Specialization, and Data Scientist Specialization.
  • 12 continuing education units (CEUs)
  • Top University of California/Udacity technical curriculum
  • Weekly live, remote classroom instruction
  • Structured or self-paced assignments to support completion
  • Practical high-demand skills
  • One-on-one career counseling session and workshops with one of our workforce partners for those who are eligible.
  • Access to online job search tools and recruitment partners
  • Handshake, an online career community network of employers and universities
  • A soft skills badge program

*Both programs are also available in an online, self-paced format.