About this Specialization
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Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 8 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Korean, German, Chinese (Simplified)

Skills you will gain

Data StructureHash TableJava ProgrammingObject-Oriented Programming (OOP)

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 8 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Korean, German, Chinese (Simplified)

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.

Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

how it works

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Java Programming: Solving Problems with Software

4.6
3,072 ratings
591 reviews
Course2

Java Programming: Arrays, Lists, and Structured Data

4.7
1,534 ratings
263 reviews
Course3

Object Oriented Programming in Java

4.7
3,764 ratings
916 reviews
Course4

Data Structures and Performance

4.8
1,670 ratings
347 reviews

Instructors

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Mia Minnes

Assistant Teaching Professor
Computer Science and Engineering
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Andrew D. Hilton

Associate Professor of the Practice
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Owen Astrachan

Professor of the Practice
Computer Science
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Robert Duvall

Lecturer
Computer Science
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Christine Alvarado

Associate Teaching Professor
Computer Science and Engineering
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Leo Porter

Associate Teaching Professor
Computer Science and Engineering
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Susan H. Rodger

Professor of the Practice
Computer Science

About Duke University

Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world....

About University of California San Diego

UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom—life is their laboratory....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • If you complete each course on schedule, the Specialization should take about 4-6 months to complete.

  • You should have some experience programming in at least one other coding language.

  • This Specialization's courses are designed to be completed in sequential order. You should start with our first course, Java Programming: Solving Problems with Software.

  • These Coursera courses are not official courses at either Duke University or the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), but rather are courses created by Duke and UCSD faculty in which you can earn a Coursera certificate. To learn more about Coursera certificates, please see: https://www.coursera.org/signature/. These courses' Coursera certificates do not represent university credit or continuing education units from either Duke or UCSD and do not come with a university transcript.

  • You should be able to program in Java and design software applications using object oriented programming design.

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