Certificate in Introduction to Data Science
Loyola University Chicago

Program Details

The Certificate in Introduction to Data Science from Loyola University Chicago is an online data science degree for those interested in exploring this field.  The field of data science is rapidly growing as there is an increased need for professionals who are able to work with data and turn it into something businesses can both understand and use to increase profits and success.  With this certificate you will become familiar with key elements of data science:

  • Python programming
  • SQL and database design
  • Data processing
  • Analysis and visualization

You will learn about fundamental programming constructs that allow you to design, implement, test, and debug programs and begin working with data using a programming language.  Courses teach students to apply the relational model to solve real-world problems and then implement those models using SQL and to use SQL to elicit information from databases.  Students will be prepared to evaluate, clean, and prepare datasets for analysis and report their findings while keeping ethical considerations in mind that are relevant to analysis and reporting.  Graduates are ready to advance in current careers, begin careers in data science, or decide if they wish to pursue a degree program in this field.

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


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100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Loyola University Chicago is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score

Additional Info

  • Prerequisites or professional experience in introductory level object-oriented programming and statistics are required.