Programming for Data Science Certificate Options

Online Certificate Programs in Analytics and Statistical Studies (PASS) at The Institute for Statistics Education at


Many students do not have a programming background, so we offer certificate options that include basic programming classes.

We also offer tracks in both R and Python.  R tends to be preferred by those developing and assessing statistical models.  Python tends to be preferred for heavy-duty data prep and wrangling, and for deploying models as part of a pipeline.


Programming for Data Science: R (for novice programmers)

Programming for Data Science:  R (for experienced programmers)

Programming for Data Science: Python (for novice programmers)

Programming for Data Science:  Python (for experienced programmers)

Note:  You can customize your program by swapping courses within these four options (e.g. if you want to include both R topics and Python topics).

Not sure you want to focus on programming?  Check out the Analytics for Data Science PASS.





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