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New and improved offerings in our School of Data Science


Today marks an exciting evolution for Udacity’s School of Data Science, with the release of our updated Data Analyst Nanodegree program and the launch of a new Statistics for Data Analysis Nanodegree program.

We first launched the Data Analyst Nanodegree program almost six years ago, and since then it’s been one of the most popular and highest rated programs in our catalog. By combining feedback from thousands of program graduates with industry insights about how data skill sets have evolved, we’ve updated our catalog to ensure existing and aspiring data professionals have access to the training they need to stand out in today’s market.

Why work in data?

In today’s data-driven world, data analysts play a pivotal role in helping organizations make informed decisions by extracting actionable insights from vast amounts of data. With industries across the board embracing data-driven approaches, the demand for skilled data analysts is soaring. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the growth rate for data science roles is projected to be 36% through 2031, 19% for market research analysts, and 23% for operations research analysts, as compared to an average of 5% for all jobs. Regardless of what category the Bureau of Labor Statistics puts Data Analysts into, the outlook is very bright. 

As a data analyst, you have the opportunity to work in diverse sectors such as finance, healthcare, technology, marketing, and more. This opens doors to exciting career prospects, growth potential, and the ability to make a tangible impact with your analytical skills.

An enhanced Data Analyst Nanodegree program

The revamped Data Analyst Nanodegree program offers comprehensive training in data analysis, wrangling, and visualization, leveraging the latest tools and libraries such as NumPy, Matplotlib, and pandas. Whether you’re a seasoned professional looking to upskill or a beginner eager to kickstart a career in data analysis, this program is your gateway to success in the thriving field of data analytics. Students have the option to enroll in the full Nanodegree program, or enroll directly in one of the program’s individual Courses:

Introducing the Statistics for Data Analysis Nanodegree program

Learning the foundations of statistics is crucial for your journey to becoming a successful data analyst. With a solid grasp of statistics, you can handle uncertainty, identify patterns, and quantify relationships within data. Moreover, statistics equips you with the knowledge to validate data quality, detect anomalies, and ensure the integrity of your analyses. That’s why we created the Statistics for Data Analysis Nanodegree program, designed to provide professionals with a robust foundation in statistical analysis that can be applied to Data Analyst, Business Analyst, and Data Scientist roles. The program will cover core statistics principles, including descriptive statistics, probability, experimentation, and algorithms. Embracing statistics will not only bolster your analytical capabilities but also unlock a world of opportunities for professional growth and success in the dynamic world of data.


With the launch of these new and updated programs, Udacity provides aspiring data analysts with an opportunity to acquire the essential skills needed to excel in this rapidly growing field. By mastering statistical foundations and data analysis, wrangling, and visualization techniques using industry-leading tools like NumPy, Matplotlib, and pandas, you’ll be well-equipped to tackle real-world data challenges. Embrace the data revolution, unlock new career possibilities, and make a tangible impact as a skilled data analyst!

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