Courses in Life Sciences

Course studies give the adult learner a closer look at a wide range of subjects without the constraints associated with pursuing a formal degree. Ranging in duration between monthly or yearly expectations, high school graduates can find a rigorous learning experience that supports their interests. What is a course in life sciences? A course in life sciences usually covers concepts dealing with org… Read more

Course studies give the adult learner a closer look at a wide range of subjects without the constraints associated with pursuing a formal degree. Ranging in duration between monthly or yearly expectations, high school graduates can find a rigorous learning experience that supports their interests.

What is a course in life sciences? A course in life sciences usually covers concepts dealing with organisms and living ecosystems. General categories of study might include agriculture, forestry, fisheries, biochemistry, ecology, and etymology. Within these categories, students may find themselves immersed in studies of biology and chemistry dealing with nutrition, healthcare, chemical and molecular bonding, cellular processes, genetics, and systems of life. The sustainability of food and farming with natural resources may also be covered.

Students with a background in life sciences develop team skills in organization and leadership. They are often multitaskers capable of reviewing data, analyzing strengths and weaknesses, and offering sustainable solutions. They are detail-oriented and focus on streamlining processes to maximize returns. These are exceptional employment skills that translate beyond the realm of life sciences.

The nature of the study of life sciences lends itself well to online institutional programs, providing an affordable and accessible option. It is difficult to compare program costs between individual institutions and delivery mode due to the targeted focus of course design requirements. Therefore, it is best to check with your preferred institution for the current cost of attendance.

Numerous employment opportunities are available for students pursuing life science. Job possibilities include biomedical scientist, biochemist, clinical research associate, and industrial pharmacist. Clinical pathology is another option with a biology or chemistry focus, yet there is crossover with additional areas. Working as an educator, advocating for environmental change as a non-profit administrator or resource policy expert, and acting as a consultant for corporations or government entities are also areas of opportunity.

Scholars are able to grasp the concepts of life science topics with a global perspective either through distance learning or a local institution. 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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University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

The LabVet Europe programme qualifies you to work as designated laboratory animal veterinarian in accordance with the 2010 EU directive on the production of animals used for s ... +

The LabVet Europe programme qualifies you to work as designated laboratory animal veterinarian in accordance with the 2010 EU directive on the production of animals used for scientific purposes, previously known as FELASA category D. -
Courses
Full-time
Part-time
6 months
English
Online
 
Harvard Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL) (Get Smarter Creative)
Cambridge, USA

The Harvard VPAL CRISPR: Gene-editing Applications online short course offers an overview of CRISPR gene-editing technology and its potential application across various indust ... +

The Harvard VPAL CRISPR: Gene-editing Applications online short course offers an overview of CRISPR gene-editing technology and its potential application across various industries. In this course, you will gain an understanding of how CRISPR enhances current genetic engineering practices. Learn to analyze the potential that this powerful disruptive biotechnology has to transform agriculture, renewable energy and healthcare. -
Courses
Part-time
8 weeks
English
Sep 2020
Online
 
Umeå University - Faculty of Science and Technology
Umeå, Sweden +1 More

The separate courses include lectures, seminars, and practical laboratory work. The Cellbiology course comprises comprehensive theoretical knowledge of the most central parts ... +

The separate courses include lectures, seminars, and practical laboratory work. The Cellbiology course comprises comprehensive theoretical knowledge of the most central parts of modern Molecular Cell Biology. The course also covers the concept of malignant cell growth and provides examples -
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Full-time
19 weeks
English
Campus
 
Tecnológico de Monterrey (Educación Continua Presencial)
Zapopan, Mexico

The objective of this program is to know and apply the concepts of agronomy in the management activity of agribusiness.

The objective of this program is to know and apply the concepts of agronomy in the management activity of agribusiness. -
Courses
Full-time
Part-time
48 hours
Spanish
Campus
 
Fundación Universitaria Popayán - Univida
Popayán, Colombia

In the training process of the Manager of Agricultural Companies is promoted by the development and strengthening of skills that allow him to make approaches and give solution ... +

In the training process of the Manager of Agricultural Companies is promoted by the development and strengthening of skills that allow him to make approaches and give solutions to complex problems, promoting teamwork, flexibility, thinking and critical attitude, as well as the development of oral and written communication skills. -
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Full-time
Part-time
9 semesters
Spanish
Online
 
University of St Andrews
Saint Andrews, United Kingdom

The Sustainable Aquaculture modular course allows students to study individual modules from a range of part-time, e-learning, postgraduate-level modules which aim to develop s ... +

The Sustainable Aquaculture modular course allows students to study individual modules from a range of part-time, e-learning, postgraduate-level modules which aim to develop students' critical understanding of the development and principles of aquaculture. The credits for each module successfully completed may be transferred and contribute towards a postgraduate qualification (PG Cert, PGDip, MSc) at a later date. -
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Full-time
9 weeks
English
14 Sep 2020
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Online
 
VERITAS
San José, Costa Rica

This course is aimed to highlight the importance of Conservation Marine Biology in managing Costa Rican Elasmobranch species (sharks and rays) with the emphasis on recent cons ... +

This course is aimed to highlight the importance of Conservation Marine Biology in managing Costa Rican Elasmobranch species (sharks and rays) with the emphasis on recent conservation efforts in the Eastern Tropical Pacific (ETP). Marine ecosystems of the ETP provide a baseline source for sharks and rays species of high commercial interest in satisfying human demand for national and international food. -
Courses
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Institute For Advanced Management (CEU - IAM)
Madrid, Spain +1 More

This Sector Management Development Program, using different methodologies and with the aid of a teaching staff with extensive professional experience, guest executives and par ... +

This Sector Management Development Program, using different methodologies and with the aid of a teaching staff with extensive professional experience, guest executives and participants with experiences to share, creates a unique space for debate, creativity and critical thinking, leading to active and in-depth learning, based on direct contact with the circumstances and problems that any manager encounters on a daily basis in the business world. Therefore, participants develop active leadership and habits in the analysis of situations for decision-making, which will make them more effective, efficient and fair in their professional milieu, thus achieving better results for their organization. -
Courses
Full-time
210 hours
Spanish
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International Career Institute
London, United Kingdom

A career in horticulture is perfect for individuals who adore gardening, love working outdoors, and want to put their management, design, planning, science, and technical skil ... +

A career in horticulture is perfect for individuals who adore gardening, love working outdoors, and want to put their management, design, planning, science, and technical skills to good use. At ICI, we introduce to you a comprehensive horticulture course that endows you with skills necessary to be successful in this field. -
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Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
Hotelfernschule Poppe+Neumann
Germany Online, Germany

The training for dietetic cooking CCI is another way for chefs, professionals in the field of home economics and nutrition and also for lateral entrants with professional expe ... +

The training for dietetic cooking CCI is another way for chefs, professionals in the field of home economics and nutrition and also for lateral entrants with professional experience, to increase your attractiveness to the labor market. -
Courses
Full-time
24 months
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Oct 2020
Online
 
UK Open College
UK Online, United Kingdom

The International GCSE in Science (Double Award) aims to impart a systematic body of scientific knowledge and facts, and an understanding of scientific concepts, principles, t ... +

The International GCSE in Science (Double Award) aims to impart a systematic body of scientific knowledge and facts, and an understanding of scientific concepts, principles, themes and patterns. -
Courses
Part-time
300 hours
English
Online
 
Fleming College
Peterborough, Canada +3 More

The Forestry Technician career path will appeal to you if you are passionate about the outdoors, and concerned for the responsible management of forest resources.

The Forestry Technician career path will appeal to you if you are passionate about the outdoors, and concerned for the responsible management of forest resources. -
Courses
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Campus
 
Lurleen B Wallace Community College
Andalusia, USA

The Forest Technology program trains students for the position of forest technician. The technician is an employee who works under the direction of a professional (BS degree) ... +

The Forest Technology program trains students for the position of forest technician. The technician is an employee who works under the direction of a professional (BS degree) forester and will undertake the fieldwork that is necessary to manage the forest. -
Courses
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
IEEF Instituto Español para la Educación y la Formación
Madrid, Spain

Become a certified specialist, practice in the best companies, and work on what you like

Become a certified specialist, practice in the best companies, and work on what you like -
Courses
Online & Campus Combined
Spanish
Sep 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Distance Learning Centre
UK Online, United Kingdom

The Garden Design - Level 3 Course can help students to learn the principles of design in horticulture, and gain an excellent knowledge and experience of using plants and gard ... +

The Garden Design - Level 3 Course can help students to learn the principles of design in horticulture, and gain an excellent knowledge and experience of using plants and garden features. This home study course is designed in easy to follow units, with set exercises and assignments along the way to ensure you understand the areas covered. -
Courses
Part-time
120 hours
English
Online