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Online Data Boot Camp 

Applied Information Science/Data Studies

Undergraduate Certificate

Our lives run on data.

You can learn to understand and manage the data we create, consume, and interact with daily, when you earn an Applied Information Science/Data Studies Certificate from Indiana University through the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering in Indianapolis.

Can’t wait to get started? You have the option to earn this 18-hour certificate entirely online, through our quick and affordable Online Data Boot Camp. This is a convenient option for recent high school graduates and adult learners.

Unlike other boot camp programs, you can apply every credit you earn with this certificate toward a bachelor’s degree.


Students can expect to earn this annual salary or more, with this certificate

Building a career in data

This certificate can quickly expand your information skills and put you on the path to a career in data. Because data expertise is needed in every sector, you can work in health care, business, technology – wherever data is collected and managed.

Your coursework allows you to acquire data skills in real-world situations. Graduates can qualify for entry-level positions such as:

Virtual Information Sessions

Are you ready to dive deeper? We will discuss the admission process, curriculum and format, financial aid, and Next Level Jobs Workforce Ready Grant eligibility. All information sessions are on Zoom. Choose a date below to register.

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Why data matters

The data we produce and collect is an integral part of our daily lives. It influences purely personal choices, like our playlists and shopping choices … and has global impact on multi-million-dollar decision-making affecting everything from disaster preparedness to space exploration.

The Applied Information Science/Data Studies Certificate introduces:

  • Data analysis and manipulation
  • Data organization and database design
  • Data policy development

Learn how these practices relate to creating and disseminating data sets and related information. You’ll develop the skills to:

  • Build database infrastructure
  • Curate data for specific needs
  • Perform management tasks that are part of today’s data life cycle

Next Level Jobs Workforce Ready Grant

You may be eligible to have all tuition and fees paid through the Next Level Workforce Ready Grant. You must be an Indiana resident, have a high school diploma, but less than an associate’s degree, and submit the FAFSA to qualify.

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Data Boot Camp: the essentials

For Summer 2023 you’ll take three courses in each of the two semesters, Summer 1 and Summer 2, to earn a total of 18 credits:

Summer 1

Summer 2

Note: All courses are asynchronous, except those denoted with  *  have synchronous labs.


Students must earn a C- or higher in each course and maintain a 2.0 GPA to graduate with the Data Studies certificate. All required courses are available online.

Getting started

The Applied Information Science/Data Studies Undergraduate Certificate is offered as an accelerated summer boot camp and during the regular academic year.
You can earn it as a stand-alone certificate, or as part of an undergraduate degree through Luddy Indianapolis. A minor in Data Studies also is available, with the same requirements as the certificate.

To get started, you’ll need to be admitted to IUPUI as an undergraduate student. Contact an undergraduate advisor if you have questions.

Current IUPUI students

See your advisor.

New to IUPUI?

Apply for Summer 2023 by March 15: When applying, select ‘I want to earn a Certificate’ and ‘Summer 2023’ then ‘Applied Information Science (Online)’.