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These are the top 100 specializations found from analyzing all discussions on Reddit that mention any Coursera course.

#1
Data Science
Foundations using R
Ask the right questions, manipulate data sets, and create visualizations to communicate results.
Johns Hopkins University
Jeff Leek, PhD
2 reddit posts
137 mentions
#2
Electronic Music Production
In the Electronic Music Production specialization, you will learn the tricks of the trade to create high-quality, professional sounding music.
Berklee College of Music
Loudon Stearns
8 reddit posts
99 mentions
#3
Data Science
Statistics and Machine Learning
Build models, make inferences, and deliver interactive data products.
Johns Hopkins University
Brian Caffo, PhD
0 reddit posts
53 mentions
#4
Python for Everybody
This Specialization builds on the success of the Python for Everybody course and will introduce fundamental programming concepts including data structures, networked application program interfaces, and databases, using the Python programming language.
University of Michigan
Charles Russell Severance
14 reddit posts
615 mentions
#5
Deep Learning
If you want to break into AI, this Specialization will help you do so.
deeplearning.ai
Andrew Ng
15 reddit posts
248 mentions
#6
Google IT Support
This 5-course certificate, developed by Google, includes innovative curriculum designed to prepare you for an entry-level role in IT support.
Google
7 reddit posts
151 mentions
#7
Data Science
Ask the right questions, manipulate data sets, and create visualizations to communicate results.
Johns Hopkins University
Jeff Leek, PhD
3 reddit posts
389 mentions
#8
Business Foundations
In this Specialization, you’ll develop basic literacy in the language of business, which you can use to transition to a new career, start or improve your own small business, or apply to business school to continue your education.
University of Pennsylvania
Barbara E. Kahn
5 reddit posts
83 mentions
#9
Algorithms
Algorithms are the heart of computer science, and the subject has countless practical applications as well as intellectual depth.
Stanford University
Tim Roughgarden
1 reddit posts
189 mentions
#10
Fundamentals of Computing
This Specialization covers much of the material that first-year Computer Science students take at Rice University.
Rice University
John Greiner
1 reddit posts
263 mentions
#11
Data Structures and Algorithms
This specialization is a mix of theory and practice: you will learn algorithmic techniques for solving various computational problems and will implement about 100 algorithmic coding problems in a programming language of your choice.
University of California San Diego
Alexander S. Kulikov
3 reddit posts
219 mentions
#12
Mathematics for Machine Learning
For a lot of higher level courses in Machine Learning and Data Science, you find you need to freshen up on the basics in mathematics - stuff you may have studied before in school or university, but which was taught in another context, or not very intuitively, such that you struggle to relate it to h...
Imperial College London
David Dye
2 reddit posts
97 mentions
#13
Applied Data Science with Python
The 5 courses in this University of Michigan specialization introduce learners to data science through the python programming language.
University of Michigan
Christopher Brooks
2 reddit posts
134 mentions
#14
TensorFlow in Practice
Discover the tools software developers use to build scalable AI-powered algorithms in TensorFlow, a popular open-source machine learning framework.
deeplearning.ai
Laurence Moroney
4 reddit posts
38 mentions
#15
Functional Programming in Scala
Discover how to write elegant code that works the first time it is run.
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Martin Odersky
8 reddit posts
110 mentions
#16
Advanced Machine Learning
This specialization gives an introduction to deep learning, reinforcement learning, natural language understanding, computer vision and Bayesian methods.
National Research University Higher School of Economics
Evgeny Sokolov
4 reddit posts
61 mentions
#17
Object Oriented Programming in Java
This Specialization is for aspiring software developers with some programming experience in at least one other programming language (e.
Duke University
Owen Astrachan
0 reddit posts
111 mentions
#18
Machine Learning
This Specialization from leading researchers at the University of Washington introduces you to the exciting, high-demand field of Machine Learning.
University of Washington
Emily Fox
5 reddit posts
135 mentions
#19
Object Oriented Java Programming
Data Structures and Beyond
This Specialization covers intermediate topics in software development.
University of California San Diego
Mia Minnes
1 reddit posts
126 mentions
#20
Statistics with R
In this Specialization, you will learn to analyze and visualize data in R and create reproducible data analysis reports, demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the unified nature of statistical inference, perform frequentist and Bayesian statistical inference and modeling to understand natural ph...
Duke University
Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel
4 reddit posts
107 mentions
#21
Bioinformatics
Join Us in a Top 50 MOOC of All Time! How do we sequence and compare genomes? How do we identify the genetic basis for disease? How do we construct an evolutionary Tree of Life for all species on Earth? When you complete this Specialization, you will learn how to answer many questions in modern bi...
University of California San Diego
Pavel Pevzner
1 reddit posts
92 mentions
#22
Java Programming and Software Engineering Fundamentals
Take your first step towards a career in software development with this introduction to Java—one of the most in-demand programming languages and the foundation of the Android operating system.
Duke University
Susan H. Rodger
1 reddit posts
125 mentions
#23
Game Design and Development
Break into the video game industry with theoretical, technical, and business knowledge from one of the world’s best programs.
Michigan State University
Brian Winn
1 reddit posts
79 mentions
#24
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is an increasingly sought after skill in industries from agriculture to public health.
University of California, Davis
Nick Santos
3 reddit posts
57 mentions
#25
Cybersecurity
The Cybersecurity Specialization covers the fundamental concepts underlying the construction of secure systems, from the hardware to the software to the human-computer interface, with the use of cryptography to secure interactions.
University of Maryland, College Park
Jennifer Golbeck
6 reddit posts
75 mentions
#26
Ruby on Rails Web Development
This Specialization covers the fundamentals of web development with Ruby on Rails.
Johns Hopkins University
Kalman Hazins
3 reddit posts
109 mentions
#27
Interaction Design
You will learn how to design technologies that bring people joy, rather than frustration.
University of California San Diego
Scott Klemmer
3 reddit posts
84 mentions
#28
Introduction to Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science
Discrete Math is needed to see mathematical structures in the object you work with, and understand their properties.
University of California San Diego
Alexander S. Kulikov
0 reddit posts
41 mentions
#29
An Introduction to Programming the Internet of Things (IOT)
Design, create, and deploy a fun IoT device using Arduino and Raspberry Pi platforms.
University of California, Irvine
Ian Harris
6 reddit posts
64 mentions
#30
Probabilistic Graphical Models
Probabilistic graphical models (PGMs) are a rich framework for encoding probability distributions over complex domains: joint (multivariate) distributions over large numbers of random variables that interact with each other.
Stanford University
Daphne Koller
3 reddit posts
40 mentions
#31
Genomic Data Science
With genomics sparks a revolution in medical discoveries, it becomes imperative to be able to better understand the genome, and be able to leverage the data and information from genomic datasets.
Johns Hopkins University
Steven Salzberg, PhD
2 reddit posts
78 mentions
#32
Dynamic Public Speaking
Good speaking is your most enduring job skill.
University of Washington
Dr. Matt McGarrity
1 reddit posts
20 mentions
#33
Excel to MySQL
Analytic Techniques for Business
Formulate data questions, explore and visualize large datasets, and inform strategic decisions.
Duke University
Daniel Egger
1 reddit posts
56 mentions
#34
Methods and Statistics in Social Sciences
Identify interesting questions, analyze data sets, and correctly interpret results to make solid, evidence-based decisions.
University of Amsterdam
Annemarie Zand Scholten
2 reddit posts
48 mentions
#35
Game Design
Art and Concepts
Stemming from the principles of storytelling and design established in CalArts’ renowned Animation programs, this Specialization lays a primary foundation for experimentation and exploration of video game design, story, character development, and winning gameplay before programming begins.
California Institute of the Arts
Fran Krause
1 reddit posts
40 mentions
#36
Music Production
This Specialization will give you the knowledge and tools you need to record and produce professional sounding music.
Berklee College of Music
Stephen Webber
0 reddit posts
55 mentions
#37
Software Product Management
In this Software Product Management Specialization, you will master Agile software management practices to lead a team of developers and interact with clients.
University of Alberta
Kenny Wong
0 reddit posts
55 mentions
#38
Web Design for Everybody
Basics of Web Development & Coding
This Specialization covers how to write syntactically correct HTML5 and CSS3, and how to create interactive web experiences with JavaScript.
University of Michigan
Colleen van Lent, Ph.D.
1 reddit posts
104 mentions
#39
Python 3 Programming
This specialization teaches the fundamentals of programming in Python 3.
University of Michigan
Paul Resnick
0 reddit posts
18 mentions
#40
Data Mining
The Data Mining Specialization teaches data mining techniques for both structured data which conform to a clearly defined schema, and unstructured data which exist in the form of natural language text.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
John C. Hart
0 reddit posts
45 mentions
#41
Graphic Design
Graphic design is all around us, in a myriad of forms, both on screen and in print, yet it is always made up of images and words to create a communication goal.
California Institute of the Arts
Michael Worthington
1 reddit posts
35 mentions
#42
UI / UX Design
The UI/UX Design Specialization brings a design-centric approach to user interface and user experience design, and offers practical, skill-based instruction centered around a visual communications perspective, rather than on one focused on marketing or programming alone.
California Institute of the Arts
Michael Worthington
2 reddit posts
37 mentions
#43
Big Data
Drive better business decisions with an overview of how big data is organized, analyzed, and interpreted.
University of California San Diego
Ilkay Altintas
3 reddit posts
46 mentions
#44
Robotics
The Introduction to Robotics Specialization introduces you to the concepts of robot flight and movement, how robots perceive their environment, and how they adjust their movements to avoid obstacles, navigate difficult terrains and accomplish complex tasks such as construction and disaster recovery.
University of Pennsylvania
Vijay Kumar
3 reddit posts
33 mentions
#45
Responsive Website Development and Design
Responsive web design is all about creating the best user experience regardless of whether a user is accessing your site from a desktop computer, a mobile phone, or a tablet.
University of London
Dr Matthew Yee-King
0 reddit posts
72 mentions
#46
Creative Writing
This Specialization covers elements of three major creative writing genres: short story, narrative essay, and memoir.
Wesleyan University
Brando Skyhorse
2 reddit posts
34 mentions
#47
Reinforcement Learning
The Reinforcement Learning Specialization consists of 4 courses exploring the power of adaptive learning systems and artificial intelligence (AI).
University of Alberta
Martha White
2 reddit posts
13 mentions
#48
User Experience Research and Design
Integrate UX Research and UX Design to create great products through understanding user needs, rapidly generating prototypes, and evaluating design concepts.
University of Michigan
Mark Newman
5 reddit posts
18 mentions
#49
Full-Stack Web Development with React
Learn front-end and hybrid mobile development, with server-side support, for implementing a multi-platform solution.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Jogesh K. Muppala
0 reddit posts
28 mentions
#50
Career Success
This series of courses will help you build, develop and hone the essential skills needed to improve your employability and advancement in today’s dynamic workforce.
University of California, Irvine
Rob Stone, PMP, M.Ed.
1 reddit posts
34 mentions
#51
Foundations of Positive Psychology
The University of Pennsylvania and Dr.
University of Pennsylvania
Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D.
1 reddit posts
25 mentions
#52
Developing Your Musicianship
Nurture your love for, and understanding of, music with this specialization.
Berklee College of Music
George W. Russell, Jr.
0 reddit posts
23 mentions
#53
Academic English
Writing
The skills taught in this Specialization will empower you to succeed in any college-level course or professional field.
University of California, Irvine
Tamy Chapman
1 reddit posts
26 mentions
#54
Data Warehousing for Business Intelligence
Evaluate business needs, design a data warehouse, and integrate and visualize data using dashboards and visual analytics.
University of Colorado System
Michael Mannino
1 reddit posts
47 mentions
#55
Accelerated Computer Science Fundamentals
Topics covered by this Specialization include basic object-oriented programming, the analysis of asymptotic algorithmic run times, and the implementation of basic data structures including arrays, hash tables, linked lists, trees, heaps and graphs, as well as algorithms for traversals, rebalancing a...
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider
0 reddit posts
20 mentions
#56
Android App Development
This Specialization enables learners to successfully apply core Java programming languages features & software patterns needed to develop maintainable mobile apps comprised of core Android components, as well as fundamental Java I/O & persistence mechanisms.
Vanderbilt University
Dr. Jerry Roth
0 reddit posts
29 mentions
#57
Full Stack Web and Multiplatform Mobile App Development
Learn front-end and hybrid mobile development, with server-side support, for implementing a multi-platform solution.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Jogesh K. Muppala
1 reddit posts
50 mentions
#58
Digital Marketing
Master strategic marketing concepts and tools to address brand communication in a digital world.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Aric Rindfleisch
0 reddit posts
24 mentions
#59
Introduction to Programming in C
This specialization develops strong programming fundamentals for learners who want to solve complex problems by writing computer programs.
Duke University
Andrew D. Hilton
2 reddit posts
27 mentions
#60
Architecting with Google Compute Engine
This specialization introduces learners to the comprehensive and flexible infrastructure and platform services provided by Google Cloud Platform, with a focus on Compute Engine.
Google Cloud
Google Cloud Training
1 reddit posts
28 mentions
#61
Business and Financial Modeling
Wharton's Business and Financial Modeling Specialization is designed to help you make informed business and financial decisions.
University of Pennsylvania
Richard Waterman
0 reddit posts
28 mentions
#62
C# Programming for Unity Game Development
This specialization is intended for beginning programmers who want to learn how to program Unity games using C#.
University of Colorado System
Dr. Tim "Dr. T" Chamillard
1 reddit posts
19 mentions
#63
Excel Skills for Business
This specialization is intended for anyone who seeks to develop one of the most critical and fundamental digital skills today.
Macquarie University
Nicky Bull
1 reddit posts
40 mentions
#64
Business Analytics
This Specialization provides an introduction to big data analytics for all business professionals, including those with no prior analytics experience.
University of Pennsylvania
Eric Bradlow
2 reddit posts
17 mentions
#65
Blockchain
This specialization introduces blockchain, a revolutionary technology that enables peer-to-peer transfer of digital assets without any intermediaries, and is predicted to be just as impactful as the Internet.
University at Buffalo
Bina Ramamurthy
1 reddit posts
17 mentions
#66
Data Analysis and Interpretation
Learn SAS or Python programming, expand your knowledge of analytical methods and applications, and conduct original research to inform complex decisions.
Wesleyan University
Lisa Dierker
0 reddit posts
57 mentions
#67
Data Science at Scale
Learn scalable data management, evaluate big data technologies, and design effective visualizations.
University of Washington
Bill Howe
1 reddit posts
119 mentions
#68
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
This Specialization will teach you to optimize website content for the best possible search engine ranking.
University of California, Davis
Rebekah May
1 reddit posts
24 mentions
#69
Parallel, Concurrent, and Distributed Programming in Java
Parallel, concurrent, and distributed programming underlies software in multiple domains, ranging from biomedical research to financial services.
Rice University
Vivek Sarkar
0 reddit posts
20 mentions
#70
Data Engineering, Big Data, and Machine Learning on GCP
This online specialization provides participants a hands-on introduction to designing and building data pipelines on Google Cloud Platform.
Google Cloud
Google Cloud Training
2 reddit posts
16 mentions
#71
Supply Chain Management
This Specialization is an introduction to the fascinating world of Supply Chain Management.
Rutgers the State University of New Jersey
Rudolf Leuschner, Ph.D.
1 reddit posts
15 mentions
#72
Machine Learning with TensorFlow on Google Cloud Platform
What is machine learning, and what kinds of problems can it solve? What are the five phases of converting a candidate use case to be driven by machine learning, and why is it important that the phases not be skipped? Why are neural networks so popular now? How can you set up a supervised learning pr...
Google Cloud
Google Cloud Training
1 reddit posts
11 mentions
#73
Learn Chinese
HSK Test Preparation
This specialization consists of three elementary language courses, aims to improve your Chinese language skills effectively and systematically.
Peking University
YU Bin
1 reddit posts
14 mentions
#74
Cloud Computing
The Cloud Computing Specialization takes you on a tour through cloud computing systems.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Indranil Gupta
0 reddit posts
25 mentions
#75
Project Management Principles and Practices
This specialization is a precursor to the Applied Project Management Certificate.
University of California, Irvine
Margaret Meloni, MBA, PMP
0 reddit posts
17 mentions
#76
Cloud Engineering with Google Cloud
This program provides the skills you need to advance your career as a cloud engineer and recommends training to support your preparation for the industry-recognized Google Cloud Associate Cloud Engineer.
Google Cloud
Google Cloud Training
1 reddit posts
20 mentions
#77
Learn SQL Basics for Data Science
This Specialization is intended for a learner with no previous coding experience seeking to develop SQL query fluency.
University of California, Davis
Sadie St. Lawrence
0 reddit posts
11 mentions
#78
Entrepreneurship
Wharton's Entrepreneurship Specialization covers the conception, design, organization, and management of new enterprises.
University of Pennsylvania
Lori Rosenkopf
1 reddit posts
12 mentions
#79
Cisco Networking Basics
Welcome to the Cisco Networking Basics Specialization.
Cisco
Telethia Willis
0 reddit posts
13 mentions
#80
Power Electronics
Courses 1, 2, and 3 in this specialization can also be taken for academic credit as part of CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree.
University of Colorado Boulder
Dr. Robert Erickson
3 reddit posts
10 mentions
#81
Executive Data Science
Assemble the right team, ask the right questions, and avoid the mistakes that derail data science projects.
Johns Hopkins University
Jeff Leek, PhD
2 reddit posts
16 mentions
#82
Data Analysis and Presentation Skills
the PwC Approach
If you are a PwC Employee, gain access to the PwC Specialization and Courses for free using the instructions on the PwC L&D Spark page or simply search "Coursera" on PwC Spark.
PwC
Alex Mannella
1 reddit posts
16 mentions
#83
Recommender Systems
A Recommender System is a process that seeks to predict user preferences.
University of Minnesota
Joseph A Konstan
0 reddit posts
14 mentions
#84
Statistics with Python
This specialization is designed to teach learners beginning and intermediate concepts of statistical analysis using the Python programming language.
University of Michigan
Brenda Gunderson
2 reddit posts
10 mentions
#85
iOS App Development with Swift
Master Swift, design elegant interactions, and create a fully functioning iOS app.
University of Toronto
Parham Aarabi
1 reddit posts
35 mentions
#86
Data Visualization with Tableau
In 2020 the world will generate 50 times the amount of data as in 2011.
University of California, Davis
Desiree' Abbott
0 reddit posts
11 mentions
#87
Photography Basics and Beyond
From Smartphone to DSLR
Whether your camera is a Smartphone or DSLR, a Compact or Mirrorless model, you will learn to gain control of exposure and understand fundamentals of composition, while exploring documentary and creative concepts to make the kinds of photographs you have always wanted.
Michigan State University
Peter Glendinning
0 reddit posts
10 mentions
#88
Systems Biology and Biotechnology
Design systems-level experiments using appropriate cutting edge techniques, collect big data, and analyze and interpret small and big data sets quantitatively.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Ravi Iyengar, PhD
1 reddit posts
10 mentions
#89
Investment Management
In this Specialization, you will understand how investment strategies are designed to reach financial goals in a global context.
University of Geneva
University of Geneva- Ines Chaieb
0 reddit posts
17 mentions
#90
Survey Data Collection and Analytics
This specialization covers the fundamentals of surveys as used in market research, evaluation research, social science and political research, official government statistics, and many other topic domains.
University of Maryland, College Park
Frauke Kreuter, Ph.D.
0 reddit posts
15 mentions
#91
Social Media Marketing
In a 2018 survey of businesses, Buffer found that only 29% had effective social media marketing programs.
Northwestern University
Randy Hlavac
0 reddit posts
10 mentions
#92
Internet of Things
This Specialization covers the development of Internet of Things (IoT) products and services—including devices for sensing, actuation, processing, and communication—to help you develop skills and experiences you can employ in designing novel systems.
University of California San Diego
Harinath Garudadri
0 reddit posts
9 mentions
#93
Mastering Software Development in R
R is a programming language and a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics, widely used by data analysts, data scientists and statisticians.
Johns Hopkins University
Roger D. Peng, PhD
0 reddit posts
13 mentions
#94
User Interface Design
In this Specialization, you will learn industry-standard theory and methods for developing successful user interfaces (UIs).
University of Minnesota
Loren Terveen
0 reddit posts
9 mentions
#95
TESOL Certificate, Part 1
Teach English Now!
Demonstrate basic foundational principles, recognize second or foreign language learning theories, and design and plan lessons to teach English as a second or foreign language effectively.
Arizona State University
Dr. Justin Shewell
0 reddit posts
8 mentions
#96
Networking in Google Cloud
This specialization gives participants broad study of core infrastructure and networking options on Google Cloud Platform.
Google Cloud
Google Cloud Training
1 reddit posts
19 mentions
#97
Learn Mandarin Chinese
Come and learn the language which is spoken by more than 1 billion people and is getting more and more learners.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Wang Jun
0 reddit posts
11 mentions
#98
Investment and Portfolio Management
In this four-course Specialization, you’ll learn the essential skills of portfolio management and personal investing.
Rice University
Arzu Ozoguz
0 reddit posts
8 mentions
#99
Business Statistics and Analysis
The Business Statistics and Analysis Specialization is designed to equip you with a basic understanding of business data analysis tools and techniques.
Rice University
Sharad Borle
1 reddit posts
7 mentions
#100
Web Applications for Everybody
This Specialization is an introduction to building web applications for anybody who already has a basic understanding of responsive web design with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.
University of Michigan
Charles Russell Severance
0 reddit posts
9 mentions