Northwestern Data Science and Visualization Boot Camp

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Learn Data Analytics in 24 Weeks

Chicago Data Science and Visualization Boot Camp

Northwestern Data Science and Visualization Boot Camp puts the student experience first, teaching you the knowledge and skills to conduct analytics on a wide array of real-world problems.

In just 24 weeks, you’ll journey through a challenging curriculum and gain the specialized skills needed to analyze Big Data and turn it into clear insights. With a part-time schedule, you’ll attend class on evenings and weekends, allowing you to fit this program into your life.

Is this program for you?

If you are hard working and want to join the data revolution, or if any of the following sound like you, we believe this could be the professional move you’ve been searching for:

  • You are in a business where data is vital to the bottom line.
  • You are currently a data professional and want to advance your career by gaining new technical skills.
  • You are interested in visualizing consumer, social, or popular trends.
  • You seek to enter a new field like government, media, or healthcare—and are looking for a way in.
  • You are a full-time student but wish to expand your knowledge and bolster your skill set.

What you will learn:

Our curriculum is based on hands-on learning. Through an immersive remote classroom experience, students will dive into in-demand technologies like Intermediate Excel, Python, JavaScript (D3.js, Leaflet.js), HTML5/CSS, API Interactions, SQL, Tableau, Fundamental Statistics, Machine Learning, R, Git/GitHub, and more. Collaborating with your classmates and also working individually, you’ll take your new skills and put them to use on comprehensive projects.

These projects allow you to build a professional portfolio that showcases your skills to stand out in today’s job market. Over 24 intensive weeks, you’ll learn the fundamentals for data analytics, including:

Intermediate Excel

  • Pivot Tables
  • VBA Scripting

Fundamental Statistics

  • Modelling
  • Forecasting

Python Programming

  • Python 3
  • NumPy
  • SciPy
  • Pandas
  • Matplotlib
  • API Interactions


  • PostgreSQL/pgAdmin
  • MongoDB
  • Extract, Transform, Load (ETL)

Front End Web Visualization

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Bootstrap
  • Dashboarding
  • JavaScript Charting
  • Geomapping with Leaflet.js

Business Intelligence Software

  • Tableau

Advanced Topics

  • R Programming
  • Big Data Analytics with Hadoop
  • Supervised Machine Learning
  • Unsupervised Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
* Note: These topics are subject to change based on local market demand and the input of our hiring partners.

Part-Time Data Analytics

  • 24-week program
  • Classes held two weekdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Contact an admissions adviser at (312) 428-4888 or fill out the form below if you’re ready to learn more about Northwestern Data Science and Visualization Boot Camp.

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