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Northwestern Data Science
and Visualization Boot Camp

Learn Data Science
and Visualization
in 24 Weeks

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Why Learn Data Science and Visualization at
Northwestern Boot Camps In Chicago?

Learn Intermediate Excel, fundamental statistics, Python programming, API interactions, PostgreSQL/pgAdmin, Tableau, JavaScript Charting, Leaflet.js, HTML5/CSS, machine learning, data ethics, Git/GitHub, and more.* 
Complete projects using real data sets from finance, healthcare, and government sectors—allowing you to build a strong professional portfolio to demonstrate your skills.
Advance your skills and maintain your work schedule by attending class part-time, with convenient evening classes.
Work individually and in teams as you develop concrete, in-demand skills that are immediately applicable in the workplace.
Benefit from a wide range of career planning services to position you for success as you work to advance in your current career or seek a new challenge.
*The Material covered in the Northwestern Data Science and Visualization Boot Camp is subject to change based on market demand.
Move your career forward

  • Students will learn the fundamental and specialized skills necessary to land a job or advance in the booming field of data analytics, including Python, JavaScript, Advanced Excel, SQL Databases and more.
  • Students gain access to a tutor network, allowing them to get help both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Students receive a hands-on, classroom learning experience, conducting robust analytics on a host of real-world problems.
  • Students receive career-planning assistance, including:

    • Portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, career content and practice sessions, technical interview training, 1:1 career coaching, soft skills training, and more.
    • Access to a dedicated Profile Coach and Career Director that will work with you throughout the program and prepare you to be Employer Competitive.

Prepare for your next step

  • A certificate of completion in Data Science and Visualization from Northwestern University School of Professional Studies, showcasing your accomplishments to future employers.
  • Students benefit from a Project Demo Day—quarterly networking event with local professionals to showcase their final projects.
  • Continued one-on-one career coaching with your career director for qualified students upon program completion.
  • A strong professional portfolio of projects that demonstrate your mastery of the skills learned.

About Northwestern University School of Professional Studies
The mission of the School of Professional Studies is to provide a superior Northwestern education to outstanding students whose academic pursuits must be balanced with professional or personal commitments. SPS strives to be a national leader in continuing and professional education by providing innovative learning opportunities that serve the lifelong learning needs of its students.
Frequently Asked Questions

When does the program start?

  • Classes begin Soon.
  • Live sessions are held weekdays from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Is there an application process? How do I get started?

  • The Northwestern Data Science and Visualization Boot Camp has an application process and is not open enrollment. An initial phone interview with an admissions adviser is the first step in the process for program admission. Applicants who are recommended to move forward will take a required critical thinking and problem-solving assessment. After both application review and passing the academic assessment, qualified candidates will proceed to a final interview.

Can I keep working while studying at Northwestern Data Science and Visualization Boot Camp?

  • Yes. The non-credit, part-time certificate program is designed for working professionals who are actively pursuing a career change or career advancement.

How long does it take to complete the program?

  • Students will complete the program in six months.

Do you provide career planning support?

  • Yes. We offer all of our students career support and coaching as well as resume and portfolio support, interview preparation, and experiential learning opportunities.

Do I need to have previous experience in programming or data science before applying?

  • No experience is required. It is recommended that applicants hold a bachelor’s degree or have at least two years of experience in business, management, finance, statistics, or a related field.

What sets your boot camp apart from others I can join in Chicago or elsewhere?

  • We offer a part-time program that allows working professionals to study data analytics and visualization without leaving their current job.
  • Students benefit from a robust set of professional development services to prepare them for success as they work to advance or change careers.
  • Our curriculum is based on the most in-demand technologies specific to the Chicago market.

Do you offer other boot camps?

What does the program cost and what funding options are available?

  • Program tuition is $12,495*. Students may explore private student loans or a payment plan option with their admissions adviser. *Listed program tuition is valid through the 2021-22 academic year ending August 31, 2022 and tuition is subject to change.
This program is offered through the Northwestern University School of Professional Studies in collaboration with Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand.
About Trilogy Education Services
Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand, partners with universities to prepare participants for high-demand careers in the Digital Economy. Over 35 of the world’s leading institutions collaborate with Trilogy to help bridge the gap between employers’ needs and participants’ skills.