UC Berkeley Is Offering Data Science, Its Fastest-Growing Course Ever, for Free Online

It’s worth pass­ing along a mes­sage from UC Berke­ley. Accord­ing to its news ser­vice, the “fastest-grow­ing course in UC Berkeley’s his­to­ry — Foun­da­tions of Data Sci­ence [aka Data 8X] — is being offered free online this spring for the first time through the campus’s online edu­ca­tion hub, edX.” More than 1,000 stu­dents are now tak­ing the course each semes­ter at the uni­ver­si­ty.

Designed for stu­dents who have not pre­vi­ous­ly tak­en sta­tis­tics or com­put­er sci­ence cours­es, Foun­da­tions of Data Sci­ence will teach you in a three-course sequence “how to com­bine data with Python pro­gram­ming skills to ask ques­tions and explore prob­lems that you encounter in any field of study, in a future job, and even in every­day life.”

When you sign up for the cours­es, you will be giv­en two options: 1) the abil­i­ty to “audit” the cours­es for free, or 2) pay to take the cours­es and receive a pro­fes­sion­al cer­tifi­cate. If you’re look­ing for free, the audit option is your friend.

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Relat­ed Con­tent:

Intro­duc­tion to Python, Data Sci­ence & Com­pu­ta­tion­al Think­ing: Free Online Cours­es from MIT

A Free Course on Machine Learn­ing & Data Sci­ence from Cal­tech

Algo­rithms for Big Data: A Free Course from Har­vard


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