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Data Science

American Public University

2 months
285 USD/credit 17100 USD/full
285 USD/credit 17100 USD/full
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Get in on the data revolution driving growth and decision-making in multiple sectors with this Data Science Associate Degree (AD) from the American Public University (APU).


Course Details

The Data Science Associate Degree (AD) from the American Public University (APU) covers functional coding and methods; analytical methods; descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics; and machine learning. Upon completion, you are able to deliver reproducible data analyses and solutions. This associate of science program also cultivates your understanding of the ethical, privacy, and security considerations when conducting data analyses. Additionally, you will be able to communicate the story in the data using data visualization techniques.

This program feeds directly into APU’s BS in Data Science and provides a foundation for further study in business analytics or fields like healthcare and informatics. You also develop skills required to earn entry-level certification.

What You Will Do

  • Gather appropriate data for a specified need and pre-process it
  • Evaluate a variety of ways to conduct a data analysis
  • Create and communicate to both technical and nontechnical audiences a comprehensive report with results
  • Explain the ethical, privacy, and security issues related to data science analyses and communication

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Functional Methods and Coding
  • Analytical Methods 
  • Data Science
  • Exploratory Data Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus 
  • Statistics

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
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60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have completed preparation in mathematics equivalent to pre-calculus or higher. A review of high school or college transcripts showing completion of this requirement will be conducted during the admission process.
  • All APU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e., GED).
  • Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17100 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 2 months.
  • National

    17100 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 2 months.

$250 with military grant


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