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Nanodegree Program

Programming for Data Science with Python

Prepare for a data science career by learning the fundamental data programming tools: Python, SQL, command line, and git.

  • Estimated Time
    3 Months

    At 10 hrs/week

  • Enroll by
    December 10, 2019

    Get access to classroom immediately on enrollment

  • Prerequisites
    None

    See prerequisites in detail

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What You Will Learn

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Python Track

Learn to Code in Python and SQL

Learn the programming fundamentals required for a career in data science. By the end of the program, you will be able to use Python, SQL, Command Line, and Git.

Learn to code with Python, SQL, Command Line, and Git to solve problems with data.

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Prerequisite Knowledge

There are no prerequisites for this program, aside from basic computer skills.See detailed requirements.

  • Introduction to SQL

    Learn SQL fundamentals such as JOINs, Aggregations, and Subqueries. Learn how to use SQL to answer complex business problems.

    Investigate a Database
  • Introduction to Python Programming

    Learn Python programming fundamentals such as data structures, variables, loops, and functions. Learn to work with data using libraries like NumPy and Pandas.

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  • Introduction to Version Control

    Learn how to use version control and share your work with other people in the data science industry.

    Post your work on Github
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All Our Nanodegree Programs Include

Real-world projects from industry experts

With real world projects and immersive content built in partnership with top tier companies, you’ll master the tech skills companies want.

1-on-1 technical mentor

Get a knowledgeable mentor who guides your learning and is focused on answering your questions, motivating you and keeping you on track.

Personal career coach and career services

You’ll have access to career coaching sessions, interview prep advice, and resume and online professional profile reviews to help you grow in your career.

Flexible learning program

Get a custom learning plan tailored to fit your busy life. Learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals on the schedule that works best for you.
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We provide services customized for your needs at every step of your learning journey to ensure your success!
Experienced Project Reviewers
Individual 1-on-1 Mentorship
Personal Career Coach
Get personalized feedback on your projects
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2000+ project reviewers
1.8M projects reviewed
4.85/5 reviewer ratings
3 hour avg project review turnaround time
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  • Unlimited submissions and feedback loops
  • Practical tips and industry best practices
  • Additional suggested resources to improve
Succeed with Personalized Services
We provide services customized for your needs at every step of your learning journey to ensure your success!
Project Reviewers
1-on-1 Mentors
Career Coaching
Get personalized feedback on your projects
Reviews By the numbers
2000+ project reviewers
1.8M projects reviewed
4.85/5 reviewer ratings
3 hour avg project review turnaround time
Reviewer Services
  • Personalized feedback
  • Unlimited submissions and feedback loops
  • Practical tips and industry best practices
  • Additional suggested resources to improve

Learn with the best

Josh Bernhard
Josh Bernhard

Data Scientist at Nerd Wallet

Josh has been sharing his passion for data for nearly a decade at all levels of university, and as Lead Data Science Instructor at Galvanize. He's used data science for work ranging from cancer research to process automation.

Derek Steer
Derek Steer

CEO at Mode

Derek is the CEO of Mode Analytics. He developed an analytical foundation at Facebook and Yammer and is passionate about sharing it with future analysts. He authored SQL School and is a mentor at Insight Data Science.

Juno Lee
Juno Lee

Curriculum Lead at Udacity

Juno is the curriculum lead for the School of Data Science. She has been sharing her passion for data and teaching, building several courses at Udacity. As a data scientist, she built recommendation engines, computer vision and NLP models, and tools to analyze user behavior.

Richard Kalehoff
Richard Kalehoff

Instructor

Richard is a Course Developer with a passion for teaching. He has a degree in computer science, and first worked for a nonprofit doing everything from front end web development, to backend programming, to database and server management.

Karl Krueger
Karl Krueger

Command Line Instructor

Karl is a Course Developer at Udacity. Before joining Udacity, Karl was a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) at Google for eight years, building automation and monitoring to keep the world's busiest web services online.

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Program Details

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW - WHY SHOULD I TAKE THIS PROGRAM?
  • Why should I enroll?

    The Programming for Data Science with Python Nanodegree program offers you the opportunity to learn the most important programming languages used by data scientists today. Get your start into the fascinating field of data science and learn Python, SQL, terminal, and git with the help of experienced instructors.

  • What jobs will this program prepare me for?

    This is an introductory program that is not designed to prepare you for a specific job. However, as a graduate of this program, you will be proficient in the programming skills used in many data analysis and data science roles, including Python, SQL, Terminal, and Git.

  • How do I know if this program is right for me?

    If you are interested in taking the first step into the field of Data Science, this course is for you. This course will quickly teach you the foundational data science programming tools (Python, SQL, Git). This course requires no pre-requisite knowledge so you can get started now. Having mastered these in demand tools you will be able to tackle real world data analysis problems.

    Learning to program Python and SQL, the main programing languages used by data scientists and analysts, is the core of this program. If you decide to take the Programming for Data Science with Python, you’ll also learn specialized data libraries for Python including Pandas and Numpy, and use Git and the Terminal to share your work and learn about version control. By learning these foundational programming skills, you will be ready to advance your career in data.

  • What is the difference between the Python track and the R track?

    We offer two tracks to this program, one teaching Python and one teaching R. These are both popular among data scientists. You can enroll in one or the other, not both.

    Both tracks cover the same fundamental concepts, but use a different programming language. The SQL, command line, and Git curriculum is the same in both tracks. This includes the first and third projects, which are the same between the two tracks.

    The programming course and project are different between the two tracks. One course relies on Python, while the other relies on R. The projects for the two courses rely on the same dataset and skills, but they differ in the approach and final deliverable. Learn more about the Programming for Data Science with R Nanodegree program.

  • What is the School of Data Science, and how do I know which program to choose?

    Udacity’s School of Data consists of several different Nanodegree programs, each of which offers the opportunity to build data skills, and advance your career. These programs are organized around career roles like Business Analyst, Data Analyst, Data Scientist, and Data Engineer.

    The School of Data currently offers three clearly-defined career paths in Business Analytics, Data Science, and Data Engineering. Whether you are just getting started in data, are looking to augment your existing skill set with in-demand data skills, or intend to pursue advanced studies and career roles, Udacity’s School of Data has the right path for you! Visit How to Choose the Data Science Program That’s Right for You to learn more.

    ENROLLMENT AND ADMISSION
  • Do I need to apply? What are the admission criteria?

    No. This Nanodegree program accepts all applicants regardless of experience and specific background.

  • What are the prerequisites for enrollment?

    There are no prerequisites for enrolling aside from basic computer skills and English proficiency. You should feel comfortable performing basic operations on your computer like opening files and folders, opening applications, and copying and pasting.

    TUITION AND TERM OF PROGRAM
  • How is this Nanodegree program structured?

    The Programming for Data Science with R Nanodegree program is comprised of content and curriculum to support three (3) projects. We estimate that students can complete the program in three (3) months, working 10 hours per week.

    Each project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network. Feedback will be provided, and if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes.

  • How long is this Nanodegree program?

    Access to this Nanodegree program runs for the length of time specified in the payment card above. If you do not graduate within that time period, you will continue learning with month to month payments. See the Terms of Use and FAQs for other policies regarding the terms of access to our Nanodegree programs.

  • Can I switch my start date? Can I get a refund?

    Please see the Udacity Nanodegree program FAQs for policies on enrollment in our programs.

  • I have graduated from the Programming for Data Science with R Nanodegree program and I want to keep learning. Where should I go from here?

    Check out our Data Analyst Nanodegree program to take the programming skills you have learned and apply them to real world Data Analyst business problems. Working on these more complex projects will deepen your knowledge of coding and make you a more attractive candidate to be hired as an data analyst.

    You could also consider the Data Engineer Nanodegree program, which focuses on data models, data warehouses, and data pipelines.

    SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE - WHAT DO I NEED FOR THIS PROGRAM?
  • What software and versions will I need in this program?

    For this Nanodegree program, you will need a 64-bit computer and access to the Internet.

Programming for Data Science with Python

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