Data Science Immersive: Chicago
19K+ Premier Hiring Partners From Around the World
With 11K+ hires, we’ve placed more grads in high-growth, high-pay tech careers than any other program in the world.
Solve the World’s Most Interesting Problems
Become indispensable to employers with data science fluency. Harness the predictive power of data to work at the forefront of diverse industries like public policy, robotics, and FinTech.
Open Doors With Industry Connections
Equip yourself to succeed in a rapidly expanding field with help from GA’s network of data experts, instructors, hiring partners, and alumni.
Deliver a Professional Capstone Project
Showcase your skill in predictive modeling, pattern recognition, and data visualization, wrangling massive data sets to forecast trends and inform strategy.
Get Personalized Job Support at Every Step
Build confidence with mock technical interviews and whiteboard challenges, get connected with top employers, and navigate your job search from end-to-end with a dedicated career coach.
Gained a 33% salary increase after launching a data science career at NASA.
Josephine Ho, GA Los Angeles Graduate
“I had always loved and been passionate about data, but the skills used at my jobs always stopped at Excel and Tableau. When I moved back to Los Angeles and saw how quickly the data landscape had transformed, I knew I had to get back in the field and learn the newer technologies.”
Student Experience: The Best of Online and Campus Learning
Expert Instruction Comes Directly to You
Learn from top data science specialists from our global network who broadcast live to your classroom. Local instructors are on hand to offer hands-on support and lead discussion.
Exclusive Access to Leaders in Data
Get an insider's look at the industry. Engage with data scientists and local companies through sessions like hiring discussions, guest panels, and day-in-the-life talks.
Gain a Valuable Professional Network
Transform and grow your career alongside motivated peers (and potential collaborators). The GA community is a priceless resource — just ask our 70K+ alumni.
Inside the Award-Winning Curriculum
Made With — and for — Top Employers
Data science has topped LinkedIn’s Emerging Jobs Report for three years running. Capitalize on demand with a program that's primed for industry relevance. Our curriculum is guided by the Data Science Standards Board — a group of data executives from companies like Bloomberg and Nielsen.
Gain a Well-Rounded Technical Foundation
Get hands-on with the skills you need to derive value from complex data. Dive into Python, data analysis, and statistical modeling. Then, branch into machine learning with algorithms of increasing complexity, from decision trees and random forests to natural language processing and neural networks.
Put Predictive Modeling Techniques Into Practice
Tackle five projects, compiling a professional-grade portfolio of compelling stakeholder presentations and data visualizations. For your capstone, you’ll put machine-learning models into production to address a real-world data challenge.
Pre-Work: 12 Hours of Online Tutorials
Unit 1: Data Science Fundamentals
Unit 2: Exploratory Data Analysis
Unit 3: Classical Statistical Modeling
Unit 4: Machine Learning Models
Unit 5: Advanced Topics and Trends
Director, Platform Analytics and Customer Data Science, Gap, Inc.
“When I was associated with the selection of General Assembly candidates for our data science internship program, I was thrilled with the curiosity, proficiency, meticulousness, and depth that they brought to the table. We ended up offering full-time positions to every GA candidate that we onboarded.”
Graduate With a Professional Portfolio: Sample Projects
Mapping Natural Disasters via Social Media
Ebay Listing Optimizer With Machine Learning
These data science veterans bring in-depth experience from the field to the classroom each day, providing invaluable insights into succeeding on the job.
GA instructors are committed to providing personalized feedback and support to help you gain confidence with key concepts and tools.
The Power of a Dedicated Coach + The Largest Hiring Network
Strategy and Accountability
Our coaches work with you to tell the story of your professional background and individualize your path to a new career. Set goals and stay motivated from the first day of class!
Go In Prepared
Sharpen your ability to master technical interviews, build a personal brand, showcase a portfolio of machine-learning models, visualizations, and more.
Exclusive Networking Opportunities
Learn networking nuances, connect with hiring managers at exclusive GA-hosted events, and prepare to shine with mock interviews.
A Proven Track Record
Student Success at Scale
91.4% of full-time GA Immersive graduates who complete our Career Services program got a job in their field of study within 180 days of graduation.*
Our Commitment to Transparency
As the only “bootcamp” report verified by a Big Four accounting firm, our detailed outcomes report helps you make informed decisions about educational investments.
*2018–2019 Student Outcomes Report, Student Outcomes for General Assembly’s Immersive Programs Ending Between January 1, 2018, and March 31, 2019.
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As a result of COVID-19, all of our programming is currently offered remotely.
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Tuition and Financing
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why is this data science bootcamp relevant today?
It’s ranked among the top fields in LinkedIn’s Emerging Jobs Report for three years running and, according to the latest numbers, data scientist roles are experiencing 37% annual growth. Across industries from information technology and software to financial services and higher education, organizations are moving quickly to build robust in-house teams of data scientists and advanced analysts, and there’s not enough talent to go around.
For those with quantitative backgrounds or existing analytical skills, building out this specialized skill set can spell ample opportunity to secure a high-paying job in data science, advanced analytics, business intelligence, and more.
Will I earn a certificate?
Yes! Upon passing this course, you will receive a signed certificate of completion. Thousands of GA alumni use their course certificate to demonstrate skills to potential employers — including our 19K+ hiring partners — along with their LinkedIn networks. GA’s data programs are well-regarded by many top employers, who contribute to our curriculum and partner with us to train their own teams.
What are the professional backgrounds of data science bootcamp students?
DSI students come from all walks of life but share one common mission: They are passionate about launching a career in data science or advanced analytics. We see career-changers from diverse professional backgrounds, including engineers and recent STEM graduates, mid-career marketing and financial analysts, and business strategists, as well as more those from more far-flung fields like sales and the law.
Are there any prerequisites for this data science bootcamp?
This is an intermediate-level course with some prerequisites. We recommend that students arrive with a strong mathematical foundation and familiarity with Python and programming fundamentals. Some students have engaged in self-learning or have some technical background, such as a degree in mathematics or computer science or work experience in research or analysis.
Upon enrolling, you’ll complete a series online preparatory lessons, diving into the essentials of the Python programming language and applied math before the course begins.
Our Admissions team can discuss your background and learning goals to advise if this Immersive is a good fit for you.
What does my tuition cover?
Here are just some of the benefits full-time students can expect at GA:
Expert instruction in the skills you need to successfully transition into a data science career.
Self-paced pre-work to explore data science fundamentals and prepare to hit the ground running on day one of class.
Robust coursework, including expert-vetted lesson decks, project toolkits, and more. Refresh and refine your knowledge throughout your professional journey as needed.
A professional-grade portfolio to showcase your ability to solve real-world data problems to potential employers and collaborators.
Individual feedback and guidance from instructors and TAs during office hours. Stay motivated and make the most of your experience with the help of GA’s dedicated team.
Dedicated career services to help you navigate your personal job search experience, from technical challenges, to salary negotiation, and more.
Technical interview prep, including resume reviews, mock interviews, and whiteboarding practice.
Exclusive access to alumni discounts, networking events, and career workshops.
A GA course certificate to showcase your new skill set on LinkedIn.
Connections with a professional network of instructors and peers that lasts well beyond the course. The global GA community can help you navigate and succeed in the field.
What projects will I work on during this data science bootcamp?
For your capstone project, you’ll tackle a real-world data problem from end to end. Develop a pitch and problem statement, source and collect relevant data, conduct an exploratory data analysis, and build a predictive model. You’ll document and share your findings through a presentation, technical report, and non-technical summary.
Throughout this Immersive, you’ll also compile a portfolio of projects designed to reinforce what you’ve learned in each unit. Gain hands-on experience with statistical and machine learning models, Python programming tools, recommender systems, neural networks, and more.
How does this course relate to GA’s other data programs?
This Data Science Immersive course is meant for students who are committed to changing careers and provides the most direct pathway to data science and other advanced analytics roles.
For professionals who already work with data and want to perform more complex analysis involving computation, we also offer an evening and weekend Data Science course.
If you’re searching for a more entry-level course, Data Analytics teaches beginners how to perform rigorous analysis with Excel, SQL, and Tableau.
Which format should I take this data science bootcamp in – on campus or online?
It’s up to you! Our Remote courses offer a learning experience that mirrors GA’s on-campus offerings but allow you to learn from the comfort of home. If you don’t live near a GA campus, have a busy travel schedule, or just want to save yourself the commute, a Remote course could be a good option for you, if available in your market. You’ll still get access to the expert instruction, learning resources, and support network that GA is known for.
If you prefer to learn alongside your peers and can make it to campus, our in-person courses allow you to take advantage of our beautiful classrooms and workspaces.
Our Admissions team can advise you on the best format for your personal circumstances and learning style.