Data Science Academy

Data skills are for everyone! Use Coursera as your guide as you learn to use data to innovate, make decisions, and solve problems. With learning programs ranging from courses to degrees that teach R, Python, SQL, and other top data science skills, Coursera can help you reach your career goals.

  • 100% online learning
  • Courses from top universities & industry leaders
  • Build skills with hands-on projects

Why Data Science?

Data science and analytics skills aren't just for data scientists anymore.

Companies are seeking out business decision makers (such as CEOs, HR managers, or marketing managers) with data skills, because they recognize that strategic and operational decisions need to be informed by data. With Coursera, you can build data skills quickly, or make a full transition to a career as a data scientist. No matter what your goals are, we have a learning program that’s right for you.


Top Data Skills

Emily Glassberg Sands
Sr. Director of Data Science @ Coursera

Advice from a Data Scientist

“In data science, the technical toolkit is necessary to be good, but it’s not enough to become great. Don't forget to also bring your unique background and perspective to the table: your passion, your domain expertise, and your creativity. Make sure that you’re always learning.”

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Careers in Data Science

New data science jobs are opening up every day. In a data science role, you will create sophisticated analytical models using large datasets that derive actionable insights.

Not sure where to start?

With help from industry experts, we’ve developed a 7 question quiz that helps you find the path that matches your skills and interests.

Data Scientist
Median Salary: $120,000
Data Analyst
Median Salary: $71,000
Machine Learning Engineer
Median Salary: $131,000
Data Engineer
Median Salary: $115,000
Praveen K.
Data Scientist

Stories from Data Science Learners

“Today, I’m a Data Scientist working for Global Markets in HSBC. I'm pretty sure that without my Coursera certificates, I wouldn't have become what I am today.”

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Data Science Insights from Experts

How Data Analytics Is Revolutionizing Work

Transformation is achieved through numbers, and nowhere is that understanding more important than in the exploding field of data science.

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25 Key Terms Every Data Scientist Should Know

Master these key data science terms that are essential for any data science job, and (as a bonus) will impress recruiters.

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The Future Belongs to Data Science and Those Who Understand It

Algorithms can be a force for good, but data scientists have a responsibility to avoid misuse by staying vigilant and using clean, relevant data.

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Join the 5.5 million learners building data skills on Coursera

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Courses from the best

Learn from instructors at universities and companies that are leaders in data science.

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Apply concepts with hands-on learning

Enhance your skill set as you work with real-world data sets and tools like Jupyter notebooks.

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Fits your life

With 100% online courses and mobile learning, you can dive into data science on your own schedule and learn on the go.