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Top Certificate Programs in Natural Sciences

Natural Science is the field in which nature’s behavior is in question, with hopes of using empirical data to predict or fully understand occurrences. It includes a variety of branches and is constantly changing as new data is collected, analyzed, and compared to previously known information.

What is a Certificate in Natural Sciences? It is a stepping stone to further one’s education in a combination of disciplines, such as biology, chemistry, and earth sciences. Whether an individual is interested in studying on a broad level, or studying microscopically with one particular focus, a certificate in this field is a way to show areas of specialty. Coursework can branch into astronomy, anthropology and ecology, as well as options to study physical chemistry and environmental law.

The benefits of getting a Certificate in Natural Sciences include building on concepts that the student has learned in their other studies and including a focused exploration. A certificate of this type can also assist those looking to enter into the educational realm themselves, giving them the tools needed to acquire a teaching licensure.  

Costs for acquiring a Certificate in Natural Sciences can vary based on the institution’s location as well as the length of time expected to complete the certificate program. It is best to research the school of interest before applying to clarify the cost of their particular program.

This certificate can be beneficial to those wanting to further their career as a lab technician, research writer or analyst. It is also great for instructors and those wishing to take a step towards teaching. Environmental lawyers can also set themselves apart with continued education in the ever changing field.

 

Make today the day you begin your studies for a Certificate in Natural Sciences. No matter your location or flexibility, online classes can be worked into your schedule. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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10 Results in Natural Sciences

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In this Professional Certificate programme, the focus is on the design and execution of animal breeding programmes, genetic improvement, and conservation of genetic diver ... [+]

Get introduced to the main principles underlying genetic improvement programmes in livestock and companion animals.

In this Professional Certificate programme, the focus is on the design and execution of animal breeding programmes, genetic improvement, and conservation of genetic diversity.

In this programme, you will learn about the basic principles of population, quantitative and molecular genetics. Biological aspects are integrated into the courses by the many hands-on assignments. In the course, you’ll learn to understand how to set up and optimize a breeding programme.

Professionals working with animals will be able to use the knowledge from these courses to understand the impact of breeding on animal populations and to use genetic principles to make their decisions. It will allow you an advanced starting point for further studies, such as MSc. level courses in breeding.... [-]

USA Cambridge
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
14 weeks
Online
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Learn the theory, tools, and algorithms of sparse representations and their impact on signal and image processing. ... [+]

Learn the theory, tools, and algorithms of sparse representations and their impact on signal and image processing.

Modeling data is the way we – scientists – believe that information should be explained and handled. Indeed, models play a central role in practically every task in signal and image processing. Sparse representation theory puts forward an emerging, highly effective, and universal such model. Its core idea is the description of the data as a linear combination of a few building blocks – atoms – taken from a pre-defined dictionary of such fundamental elements.

This Professional Certificate program will introduce you to the field of sparse representations, starting with its theoretical foundations, and systematically present its key achievements. We will touch on theory, numerical algorithms, and applications in image processing.... [-]

USA Cambridge
March 2020
Full-time
Part-time
10 weeks
Online
Abbey College Manchester

The college offers a unique and highly successful one year GCSE programme for students who wish to transfer mid GCSE into year 11. Students are able to take up to 6 subje ... [+]

The college offers a unique and highly successful one year GCSE programme for students who wish to transfer mid GCSE into year 11. Students are able to take up to 6 subjects, and the course is delivered in its entirety in a year. It is expected that under normal circumstances students will be aged 16 or under on 1st September of the year or proposed study.

Students have a base room and a dedicated and experienced Head of Year to oversee the successful completion of the course. Students of statutory school age have timetabled Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and sports.

On completing their GCSEs, many students are invited to join our two year A Level programmes.

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United Kingdom Manchester
August 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Institute Of Shipping

Geography of Sea - Technical aspects of Sea Routes. Duration: 4 Weeks (30 Hours). ... [+]

Certificate Courses - Geography of Sea

DURATION: 4 WEEKS MODE: ONLINE

The Certificate Programme in Shipping Management from IOS serves Entrepreneurs and Working Professionals with a freedom to get extra hands on specialised areas and acquire practical know-how in related fields. The course material provides the experience and expertise of the leaders in the respective fields.The curriculum is designed and developed by experts.

Caters the queries of experienced and curiosity of the novices.

Latest practical updates and developments.

A practical approach to in-depth working procedures.Reviewed and amended on a periodical basis.

The curriculum is based on current business environment, latest policies and real-world issues.Students get an opportunity to have a unique holistic learning experience.Core courses provide an understanding of the fundamentals of the general industry, while the elective courses give the flexibility of individual exploration in the chosen areas of interest.The eight-week Certificate Programme is designed to explore and develop the expertise of the individuals. REGISTER NOW... [-]

India Jaipur
July 2019
Part-time
4 weeks
Online
University of California, Irvine - Division of Continuing Education

An increasing amount of today’s consumer, industrial, and business products incorporate lenses and optical systems. These are essential to virtually every industry includ ... [+]

Overview

An increasing amount of today’s consumer, industrial, and business products incorporate lenses and optical systems. These are essential to virtually every industry including: defense, medical, clean energy, nanotechnology, automotive, electronics, communications, entertainment, computers, and consumer products. The Optical Engineering Certificate Program addresses the growing demand for skilled professionals who can conceptualize, design, and manufacture optical components and systems.

Who Should Enroll

The Optical Engineering Program gives students the skills and experience needed to enter this growing field. The program will benefit entry and mid-level professionals who need to broaden their knowledge and improve their career options.... [-]

USA USA Online
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 18 months
Online
VERITAS

The tropics are one of the most diverse regions on Earth, and it hosts 80% of the planets terrestrial species and 95% of the corals and mangroves. The health and conserva ... [+]

Overview Duration: 12 weeks Language: English Terms: Fall, Spring, Credit: 16

The tropics are one of the most diverse regions on Earth, and it hosts 80% of the planets terrestrial species and 95% of the corals and mangroves. The health and conservation of the tropical ecosystems are vital for life on Earth and the general well being of humans. Many foods and medicine resources come from the tropics, and the balance of the region impacts not only the world economy but also the global biological diversity.

Choose 4 of the following courses for a Certificate in: Tropical Environmental Sciences Tropical Ecology Tropical Marine Biology Freshwater Ecology Land Vertebrates of Costa Rica Wildcats of Costa Rica (felides) Tropical Botany: Useful plants Conservation Biology of Endangered Marine Species Marine Mammals of Costa Rica Tropical Birds Introduction to genetics: current applications ... [-]
Costa Rica San José
September 2019
Full-time
12 weeks
Campus
AF Academy

GIS and Remote Sensing is an upcoming field and trained professionals are in great demand in various sectors including mining, infrastructure, construction, groundwater, ... [+]

GIS and Remote Sensing is an upcoming field and trained professionals are in great demand in various sectors including mining, infrastructure, construction, groundwater, civil engineering etc. The course is designed for personnel from related sectors looking to enhance their knowledge and qualification to work as qualified GIS & Remote Sensing resource.

The study material will be sent to students once. The assignments related to study material will be sent, to be completed and sent back by the candidate within the stipulated time period. Practical training is mandatory to complete this course. Institute has all the required facilities to impart practical training. Foreign students have a choice to undergo this training in their own country as well. ... [-]

India India Online
July 2019
Part-time
6 months
Online
AF Academy

Hydro-geologists are in great demand in various sectors including mining, infrastructure, construction, groundwater, civil engineering etc. The course is designed for per ... [+]

Hydro-geologists are in great demand in various sectors including mining, infrastructure, construction, groundwater, civil engineering etc. The course is designed for personnel from related sectors looking to enhance their knowledge and qualification to work as qualified hydro-geologist.

The study material will be sent to students once by speed-post/ courier. The assignments related to study material will be sent, to be completed and sent back by the candidate within the stipulated time period.

Eligibility: Graduate with science discipline either having Geology or Physics as one of the subjects. Graduates having other specialized qualifications related to water sector also can apply and their eligibility will be subject to approval by the institute. ... [-]

India India Online
July 2019
Part-time
6 months
Online
University of Kaiserslautern

Nanobiotechnology is a very recent and fascinating area of activity and research, which may be called the "Fundamental Technology of the 21st Century". Several potential ... [+]

Nanobiotechnology is a very recent and fascinating area of activity and research, which may be called the "Fundamental Technology of the 21st Century". Several potential applications can already be identified, for example in the field of medical diagnostics and therapeutics and the development of new materials. The distance learning program, unique in Germany and offered by the DISC since 2004, caters to the highly interdisciplinary nature of nanobiotechnology.

Target group

The 12 month certificate program is aimed at people, who have already obtained a university or university of applied science (Fachhochschule) qualification in a natural science or engineering or medical subject.... [-]

Germany Kaiserslautern
October 2019
Full-time
12 months
Online & Campus Combined
Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs

The Johns Hopkins Online Certificate in Geographic Information Systems offers you a scientific foundation in spatial data modeling, analysis, and visualization. The progr ... [+]

The Johns Hopkins Online Certificate in Geographic Information Systems offers you a scientific foundation in spatial data modeling, analysis, and visualization. The program is geared to part-time professionals and focuses on geospatial data analysis and visualization in a Web-based environment. Available entirely online, it will provide you with a convenient, interactive platform to explore GIS and its role in the rapidly developing field of cloud computing.

The program takes a highly innovative and unique approach to GIS education, teaching you the latest trends in spatial data processing, analysis, and visualization using a multimedia delivery scheme. You’ll also gain invaluable experience in GIS Web-based application development in a cloud computing environment, furthering your understanding of software design, software lifecycle management, database security, and Web architecture.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 5 years
Online