Introduction to Programming in C Online Course Specialization on Coursera

Launch your Software career with Duke

This 100% online specialization develops strong programming fundamentals for learners who want to solve complex problems by writing computer programs.

Prepare for a career in software development. Earn a specialization certificate you can show employers.

Experience what it's like to be a Duke Engineering master's student. If you like taking these courses online with our top-notch faculty, you'll love being in a Duke classroom.

Four Short Courses—No Experience Required

Through four courses taught by Duke University professors on Coursera, you'll learn to develop algorithms and to write C code.

And, successful completion of this specialization will be considered by Duke graduate admissions—enhancing your master's degree application.

  • 100% online
  • Approx. 3 months to complete
  • $49 per month

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Reader Review - thumbs up"I had no knowledge of programming. The course helped me understand whether I could learn it. As a result, I decided to continue and go deeper.”

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Instructors

Drew HiltonDrew Hilton

Associate Professor of the Practice, Duke University
Recipient, Klein Family Distinguished Teaching Award
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Genevieve LippGenevieve Lipp

Assistant Professor of the Practice, Duke University
Teaches programming in C++, dynamics, and control systems
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Anne BracyAnne Bracy

Senior Lecturer, Cornell University
Recipient, College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award
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Launch Your career with a Duke Degree

If you like taking these online courses, you'll love being in a Duke classroom with Drew and Genevieve

Once you’ve completed the Introduction to Programming in C Specialization, take the next step: a master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) from Duke.

Successful completion of this Specialization will be considered by Admissions as a demonstration of your skill and will enhance your application.

We offer:

  • A rigorous curriculum to prepare you for a great career
  • An energetic and entrepreneurial campus environment
  • A record of excellent career outcomes—including jobs at Amazon, Apple, Facebook and more

earn your master's at Duke