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Computer Science

Looking for an introduction to the theory behind programming? Master Python while learning data structures, algorithms, and more!

Includes Python, Command Line, Git, Data Structures, and more.

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  • Skill level

  • Time to complete

    20 weeks
  • Professional certification

  • Prerequisites


About this career path

Interested in the fundamentals of computer science with Python? This path offers a flexible and accessible method for learning computer science whether you’re interested in studying CS or looking to level up your theoretical knowledge for technical screens.

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6 units • 82 lessons • 36 projects • 70 quizzes
  • 1

    CS100: Getting Started with the Computer Science Career Path

    Kickstart your coding life as you learn all about the programming language Python, and the techniques used when writing it.

  • 2

    CS101: Introduction to Programming

    Keep going with Python and learn about its built-in data structures.

  • 3

    CS102: Data Structures and Algorithms

    Learn about virtualization of computer memory by building the fundamental data structures of computer science: lists, stacks, and queues.

  • 4

    CS103: Databases

    Learn how data is stored using PostgreSQL, a popular relational database management system.

  • 5

    CS104: Computer Architecture

    Learn about the rules, organization of components, and processes that allow computers to process instructions.

  • 6

    CS105: Discrete Math

    Learn about discrete math, the math of computer science!

The platform

Hands-on learning

Don't just watch or read about someone else coding — write your own code live in our online, interactive platform. You'll even get AI-driven recommendations on what you need to review to help keep you on track.
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  • Assessments
    Test specific skills needed for top tech careers.
  • Professional certifications
    Prove your expertise to yourself and prospective employers.
  • Technical interview prep
    Practice for the interview with common questions and real coding challenges.
  • Career services
    Explore career options and connect with employers that are hiring for in-demand jobs.
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  1. Learn the skills

    This expertly curated career path gives you all the knowledge and experience you need to start this career.
  2. Prep for interviews

    Assess if you're ready to apply for jobs, then build your confidence with code challenges and practice questions.
  3. Get hired

    Showcase your skills with a Codecademy professional certification and connect with employers directly.

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  • Career paths teach you exactly what you need to start a new career. Curated by our team of experts, career paths contain a collection of courses, projects, prep for technical interviews, and more. By the end, you’ll be ready to start interviewing for entry-level jobs in the career of your choice.