Why Take This Nanodegree Program?

Programming knowledge is indispensable in today’s world, and learning to code is one of the most valuable and useful things you can do.

Whether you’re launching a career, advancing a career, or just excited to learn a new skill, there is no time like the present to start learning, and this program offers everything you need to get up to speed—with no prior programming skills required.

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2,500 graduates from 80 countries

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Amazing content & live sessions

Effective & Engaging Content

Get started with programming through interactive content like quizzes, videos, and hands-on projects. Our learn-by-doing approach is the most effective way to learn to code.

Projects with expert feedback

Beneficial and Supportive Project Review

Advance quickly and successfully through the curriculum with the support of expert reviewers whose detailed feedback will ensure you master all the right skills.

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Guaranteed Admission

An Outstanding Community

Draw inspiration and knowledge from forums and stay on track with the support of mentors when you need guidance on specific challenges or projects.

Earn a Udacity Foundation Nanodegree

Get Ahead on a Career-Track Program

Learn the skills needed to enroll in a career-track Nanodegree program, then try them out on a real project from one of those programs—you’ll get credit for it when you enroll!

Learn with the Best

Andy Brown
Andy Brown

Curriculum Director

Andy has a bachelor's degree in physics from MIT, and taught himself to program after college (mostly with Udacity courses). He has been helping Udacity make incredible educational experiences since the early days of the company.

Cameron Pittman
Cameron Pittman


Cameron lives and breathes web development as he creates programming courses at Udacity. He graduated with degrees in physics and astronomy from Vanderbilt University and a Master's in teaching from Belmont University.

Dave Evans
Dave Evans


Dave Evans is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Virginia where he teaches computer science and leads research in computer security. He is an award winning author with PhD, SM, and SB degrees from MIT.

Jessica Uelmen
Jessica Uelmen


Jessica spent her early career teaching teachers how to use microcontrollers and robotics in the classroom. She studied Electrical Engineering from the University of Central Florida and got an ME from the University of Wisconsin.

Kunal Chawla
Kunal Chawla


With a degree in CS, Kunal worked as a programmer for three years before switching to education. He taught science, worked with Google on distance learning, and eventually earned a master’s in educational technology from Stanford.

Steve Huffman
Steve Huffman


Steve Huffman co-founded Reddit, one of the largest communities online. In 2010, he co-founded Hipmunk. Steve made Inc. Magazine's 30 under 30 list in 2011. He studied Computer Science at the University of Virginia.

Georgia Davis
Georgia Davis


Georgia has an MS in Education at John Hopkins University. She loves to teach students from all backgrounds. Georgia previously contributed her teaching skills with Teach for America, The Flatiron School, and Girls Who Code.

What You Will Learn

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Introduction to Programming

Learn the basics of programming through HTML, CSS, and Python. Explore possible programming paths with our final project selection. Get confident in your ability to think and problem-solve like a programmer. Be primed and ready for our career-ready programs after mastering these projects.

Learn the basics of programming through HTML, CSS, and Python. Hone your ability to problem-solve like a programmer.

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5 months to complete

Prerequisite Knowledge

In order to succeed, we recommend having experience using the web, being able to perform a search on Google, and (most importantly) the determination to keep pushing forward! See detailed requirements.

  • Learn to Code

    It begins! Get oriented, learn the basics of HTML, write your first line of code, and receive your first review!

    Icon project Getting Started with HTML
  • Make a Stylish Webpage

    Add style to your HTML code with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). Experiment with adjusting various style rules in CSS to make your website shine. Achieve the look and presentation you want for your own webpage.

    Icon project Make a Web Page
  • Python Programming Foundations

    Explore fundamental programming concepts in Python like logic checks, data structures, and functions through interactive quizzes and practice on your own computer. Learn syntax, debugging techniques and basic problem-solving concepts.

    Icon project Code Your Own Quiz
  • Object-Oriented Programming with Python

    Learn OOP through a series of mini-projects and exercises using a variety of Python libraries. Programmatically send text messages, decode secret messages, and draw images with Python.

    Icon project Create a Movie Website
  • Explore Programming Career Options

    Develop an understanding of the important differences between Front-End, Back-End, iOS, Android, and Data Analysis. Learn from real-life examples of programmers in each field, so you can make informed decisions about your own path forward.

  • Experience a Career Path

    Select one of the five available career-track programs, and complete a series of lessons from within that program’s curriculum.

    Icon project Choose Your Path

“Learning to code is the single best thing anyone can do to get the most out of the amazing future in front of us.”

— Marc Andreessen, Co-founder of Mosaic, Netscape, and Andreessen Horowitz

Student Reviews



  • Can I apply this pricing to any of the Nanodegree programs?

    The pricing for Intro to Programming is unique to this program, and does not apply to any other program.

  • Are there promotional prices specifically for college students?

    There are no additional pricing promotions currently available.

  • What will I learn in this program?

    You will learn HTML, CSS, and Python through quizzes, videos, and projects. You will also learn how to think like a programmer, and develop problem–solving skills that you'll be able to take with you to your next career–ready Nanodegree program.

  • Can I use a Chromebook to complete this program?

    We don't recommend it. Chromebooks are not designed to be developer machines, and many common developer tools — such as major text editors, Python, and the Linux shell – all of which are used in this course — are not available for Chrome OS – at least via the usual routes. If it's your only option, we'll try and help you make it work, because we want you to succeed! However, we recommend getting a true developer machine if you want to pursue programming professionally.

  • How do I know which payment method I should choose?

    The one-time upfront payment is ideal for learners who have both the time and the motivation to complete the program in 5 months or less. Complete it within this timeframe, and you can save a significant amount on your tuition costs. The subscription model is perfect for learners who need maximum schedule flexibility, who may be watching budgets at the monthly level, or who expect a longer completion time.

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