UMass Amherst Summer Pre-College: Foundations of Data Science

    UMass Amherst Summer Pre-College: Foundations of Data Science


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: Computer Science, Mathematics, Coding
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Credit Awarded: Yes
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    Learn about Summer 2022 Pre-College opportunities at UMass Amherst. Our residential and online pre-college programs are designed to give you a preview of the UMass student experience, including college-level academics and being part of a learning community of high school students from all across the U.S. and the world. Our programs feature faculty-led courses, state-of-the-art facilities, and the #1 campus dining in the U.S., as ranked by the Princeton Review.


    This course offers the opportunity to do project-based learning in the emerging field of data science. The course starts with case studies in public health, racial bias in jury selection, and text analysis of literature. You will have the opportunity to develop skills in python programming including functional programming, and handling and visualizing large data sets. A large portion of the class is focused on group projects where you will work on a diverse team from around the world to address complex problems in society with data. Example projects include: COVID-19 prediction modeling, COVID-19 testing, financial crisis of 2008.


    Full scholarships will be available for students with financial need. Please see Tuition & Fees to learn how to apply.


    Schedule: Live, synchronous sessions will meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00 - 11:00am, and Tuesday, Thursday 10:00 - 11:00am (EDT). Plus additional asynchronous work as assigned.

    Online courses will be delivered through live meetings and will include offline assignment and projects. Courses meet synchronously 3 - 5 times per week primarily using Zoom, but may use other communication tools. Courses will be managed through UMass Amherst's Moodle or Blackboard platforms. 

    Cost and Session Information

    Dates: July 11 - July 22, 2022
    Two-Week Online Intensives: $1,848

    *Program fees listed above include tuition and registration; materials and software may be required.
    *All programs require submission of $35 application fee.