Judson University launches first fully applied Data Science Boot Camp

Judson University's Division of Professional Studies in partnership with Decision Support Sciences announced the launch of the nation's first fully applied data science boot camp targeted to corporate education.

"The Judson Data Science Bootcamp has a number of critical differentiators," said James A. Libby, CEO of Decision Support Sciences. "We actually went out and asked Fortune 500 and Fortune 2000 firms what they wanted most in a boot camp, and then we built those criteria into the our boot camp."

Libby explained that the JUDS Bootcamp is the first fully applied boot camp that teaches the details of data science by solving real-world corporate problems.

The JUDS boot camp is the first nationwide to have simultaneous parallel paths for business professionals, coders, and math/stats professionals, he notes.

In another national distinctive, from its inception the boot camp has reserved up to 30 percent of its seats for historically underrepresented populations in STEM disciplines.

All students will learn thought-leading content from a team of Ph.D./Educator/Practitioner/Mentors, who collectively have deployed data science-based engagements in 40 plus countries for more than 20 Fortune 500 firms.

"Another unique aspect of the JUDS Data Science Bootcamp is that it will allow participants to attend whatever two-week module they desire, from Innovation to Predictive Analytics to Data Visualization to the Data Ecosystem," said Judson University President Gene Crume of the new program offering. "In that sense, it is actually a boot camp of boot camps."

The first two cohorts of the JUDS Bootcamp are enrolling participants now.

It will launch Sept. 4 and Jan. 8 at Judson's Elgin campus.

Each module of the boot camp, except for the introductory one-week module, is two weeks long and includes 15 hours of hands-on classroom experience with the leading software and platforms in the industry.

Professional fees for each module are $2,500, with access to an on-site advanced laptop provided in the fee structure.

"Judson is excited to partner with Decision Support Sciences to offer this new and innovative corporate education program," Crume said. "The JUDS Bootcamp has been created to meet the needs of businesses and industry leaders who need employees that are equipped to make the best data-driven decisions in today's fast-paced and changing environment."

Further information regarding the JUDS Bootcamp can be obtained by emailing the bootcamp's enrollment team at

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