A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.
Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
What is the refund policy?
Can I just enroll in a single course?
Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.
Is financial aid available?
Can I take the course for free?
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.
What background knowledge is necessary?
Basic math, no programming experience required. A genuine interest in data analysis is a plus!
In the later courses in the Specialization, we assume knowledge and skills equivalent to those which would have been gained in the prior courses (for example: if you decide to take course four, Bayesian Statistics, without taking the prior three courses we assume you have knowledge of frequentist statistics and R equivalent to what is taught in the first three courses).
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
Coursera courses and certificates don't carry university credit, though some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.
What if I already have a certificate from Data Analysis and Statistical Inference?
In this specialization, R is a requirement, and the labs have been enhanced and revised from the previous course. Success in the fourth course and the capstone project will depend heavily on successfully completing the first three courses in this specialization. Therefore, we require all students complete all courses to obtain the certificate.
Do I need specific software?
Yes. You will need R and RStudio. Both are free and publicly available. You will need administrator access to your computer to install this software.
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