Become a Data Scientist

The Data Science and Visualization Boot Camp at UC San Diego Extended Studies |
Join a Growing Field That Transforms Data Into Decisions

  • Global Network: Gain access to a network of 250+ employers looking to hire.
  • Project Tracks: Complete a final project based on your chosen industry.
  • Student Success: Stay on track with 24/7 on-demand academic support.
  • Career Support: Access free professional resources throughout your career.

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Next Cohort
Begins:
May 8, 2023
Time to
Complete:
24 weeks,
part-time
Live Online
Classes:
9 hours
per week
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The Support You Need

Pursuing a data science and visualization boot camp is a big step, no matter where you are in your professional journey. Our program is designed to not only equip you with the fundamental tools and skills you need to accelerate your career, but to also provide you with unparalleled support and resources before, during, and after your boot camp.

  • Work with an admissions advisor who will prepare you for your boot camp.
  • Get 24/7 on-demand learning assistance via text or video chat.
  • Access a 1-on-1 tutor if you get stuck.
  • Connect with a powerful network of engaged instructors, TAs, peers, and alumni.
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Use Big Data to Solve Big Problems

More than 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created each day — much of which can be used to translate information into global insights, predict future trends, and help organizations make better decisions.

That’s why data analytics is one of the fastest-growing fields in today’s economy, with jobs projected to grow by 31% through 2030.1

Additionally, data analyst is one of Glassdoor’s Top 50 Jobs in America.2

1Bureau of Labor Statistics
2Glassdoor

Our Boot Camp Learners Are in Demand
Our employer-competitive learners have received job offers from thousands of global organizations. As you take the next steps in your career, you’ll have exclusive access to job referrals from our network of 250+ partners.
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Further Your Career

Our Career Engagement Network will help you apply the tools and knowledge you’ll learn in your program to advance your career. They will assist you in developing a strong portfolio, a polished resume, and sharp interview skills. You’ll also have access to free career resources throughout your professional life.

Innovative Curriculum. In-Demand Skills.
The Data Science and Visualization Boot Camp at UC San Diego Extended Studies is a student-first, online experience that combines collaborative, hands-on training with real-world data sets to provide you with the tools to collect, analyze, and visualize big data — and to make your next career move. The curriculum is delivered through high-quality coursework and live, online classes. Instructors are fully vetted by the university and offer 1-on-1 guidance to learners throughout the program.

Do more with Microsoft Excel. You’ll even learn to model historic stock trends — and, hopefully, beat the market.

  • What you will learn:
  • Pivot tables
  • Forecasting
  • VBA scripting
  • Statistics modeling

Gain a strong foothold in one of today’s fundamental programming languages.

  • What you will learn:
  • Python 3
  • APIs
  • NumPy
  • SciPy
  • Pandas
  • Matplotlib

Learn to organize data into well-structured and easily retrievable data formats.

  • What you will learn:
  • SQL
  • PostgreSQL/pgAdmin
  • MongoDB
  • Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) process

Learn the core technologies of web development and create new, interactive data visualizations that you can share with everyone on the web.

  • What you will learn:
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Bootstrap framework
  • JavaScript charting
  • Geomapping with Leaflet.js

Near the end of the program, you’ll be immersed into new and in-demand topics and tools.

  • What you will learn:
  • Tableau
  • Data ethics
  • Hadoop
  • Machine learning

Your final project is an opportunity to get creative and collaborate with a small group of students to design an impressive data visualization application.

Now You’re Ready
By the time you complete the boot camp, you will have mastered in-demand skills, built an impressive portfolio of projects using real-world data sets, and earned a valuable Award of Completion from UC San Diego Extended Studies.
Learn on Your Schedule
This is a part-time program designed for working professionals like you who are seeking to advance careers, enhance skills for a current role, or change career paths by learning data science and analytics.
Time to complete 24 weeks
Live classes 9 hrs/week
Homework & projects 20+ hrs/week
Class days Three weekday classes
(3 hrs/class)
Invest in Your Career With the Right Financial Options Data science and visualization boot camp fee: $13,245
24-Month Interest-Free Payment Plan
Once approved, you’ll pay your deposit and split the remaining tuition over 24 monthly installments with zero interest.
Early Registration
Enroll by the early registration deadline and get $1,000 off your tuition cost when paid in full.
Alumni Scholarship
Alumni are eligible for a $500 scholarship.
AmeriCorps
The program is eligible to use your AmeriCorps award.
California Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
Use your approved vocational rehabilitation award.
Employer Funding
Use available educational benefits or tuition sponsorship from your employer.
Sallie Mae
Offers private student educational loans.
Worker's Compensation
Apply workers’ compensation benefits to your tuition

edX Boot Camps does not receive any commissions or payments for referrals or successful loan applications. The lender’s loan approval criteria will apply and you should consider the terms and conditions of any loan carefully. We are not credit advisors. We make no representations about whether you will be given a loan or whether a loan will be suitable for you. We are not responsible for representations made to you by any credit provider.

What Boot Camp Graduates Are Saying
  • “I was stuck in a job with no hope for growth in position or pay. To use my Master’s in Statistics to get a new job, I knew that I needed to update my technical skills. In less than 5 months after graduating from the boot camp, I finally landed a Data Analyst position, making 22% more in pay. The boot camp was very challenging and required me to sacrifice time and energy … but it was SO worth it!” Ivy T.
  • “Before joining the program, I had no experience with databases, and I would have felt overwhelmed with my new job. From the experience I earned over the six months, I had a great start and quickly moved through very large and complex data that was recorded before my time.” Tolga C.
  • “After working in client services and project management …, I chose to attend the program because I found that I developed more of a passion towards the data visualization and back-end architecture responsibilities of my role. I do believe the boot camp had a great impact on my life, both in my career path and also my overall satisfaction with the work that I do.” Anna F.
A Powerful Educational Partnership

About UC San Diego Extended Studies


As the professional education and public service division of UC San Diego, Extended Studies is focused on being a major catalyst for the continued economic, intellectual, and cultural growth of the San Diego and Baja California region. Core offerings include professional education and training, cultural enrichment and regional economic solutions. Whether you’re starting a new career, building a company, or developing a deeper appreciation of the world around you, Extended Studies has the resources you need to get started.


This program is offered through the UC San Diego Extended Studies in partnership with edX.


About edX


edX, part of 2U Inc., works with respected universities and organizations to deliver innovative, skills-based training to a community of over 45 million learners around the world to support them at every stage of their lives and careers. edX delivers boot camps through an immersive learning experience with expert services and valuable resources. As of 2021, graduates have been hired by 6,700+ companies, including more than 62% of the Fortune 100.

The Next Data Science and Visualization Boot Camp Starts May 8, 2023. Reserve Your Spot Today!
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