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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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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
 
FutureLearn

Explore the impact of biochemistry on bioenergy and health, discovering why graduates are in demand; with the Biochemical Society.

Explore the impact of biochemistry on bioenergy and health, discovering why graduates are in demand; with the Biochemical Society. -
Courses
Part-time
3 weeks
English
Online
 
Umeå University - Faculty of Science and Technology
Umeå, Sweden

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 -
Courses
Full-time
19 weeks
English
Jan 2023
15 Aug 2022
Campus
 

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International Career Institute
London, United Kingdom

ICI lets your career bloom literally and figuratively with our floristry design course. To keep up with industry standards, our course is specially developed by experienced fl ... +

ICI lets your career bloom literally and figuratively with our floristry design course. To keep up with industry standards, our course is specially developed by experienced florists. We are dedicated to providing you quality floristry education to broaden your knowledge and hone your skills in the field. -
Courses
Full-time
Part-time
40 - 156 weeks
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
Online
 
ISAG - European Business School
Porto, Portugal

This course aims to train specialized senior technicians to direct, coordinate and control the activities and operations of Food and Beverage services in catering and beverage ... +

This course aims to train specialized senior technicians to direct, coordinate and control the activities and operations of Food and Beverage services in catering and beverage establishments, integrated or not in hotel units, ensuring quality of service, optimization resources and maximizing business profitability. -
Courses
Full-time
2 years
English, Portuguese (Portugal)
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
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. -
Courses
Full-time
9 - 12 weeks
English
Online
 
Vrije University - Summer & Winter graduate programs
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Learn all about Sub-Molecular Agricultural Sciences with this course! The aim of this course is to teach students how to take a single idea in quantum mechanics and demonstrat ... +

Learn all about Sub-Molecular Agricultural Sciences with this course! The aim of this course is to teach students how to take a single idea in quantum mechanics and demonstrate it through practical application. The course shall apply the same teaching methodology employed by the NASA HRP (human research program). With the three foundations of analysis, students will examine the interactive and synergistic relationship of Light, Water, and Magnetism. -
Courses
Full-time
5 days
English
10 Jan 2022
Online
 
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

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

The LabVet Europe program qualifies you to work as a 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
 
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. -
Courses
Full-time
Part-time
9 semesters
Spanish (Colombia)
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
 
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
 
Kinsale College
Kinsale, Ireland

Sustainable Horticulture/Permaculture is a science-based course offering a practical and wide-ranging learning experience in a unique and thriving college community. Kinsale h ... +

Sustainable Horticulture/Permaculture is a science-based course offering a practical and wide-ranging learning experience in a unique and thriving college community. Kinsale has a strong tradition of food and farming, as well as providing a near-idyllic environment for exploring ecology and the natural environment. The course is a mixture of classroom-based talks, practical activities, site visits, master classes from a range of visiting specialists and group project work. -
Courses
English
Campus
 
Deep Springs College
Big Pine, USA

The hay farm is a large part of the student labour program, owing to work required to irrigate, harvest, and periodically replant the fields. The farm manager trains students ... +

The hay farm is a large part of the student labour program, owing to work required to irrigate, harvest, and periodically replant the fields. The farm manager trains students to operate and repair irrigation equipment and drive the tractors and harvesting machinery. The college has a fleet of trucks, tractors, and farm implements maintained on-site by staff and students. -
Courses
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Southern Regional College
Portadown, United Kingdom

This delightful class is suitable for all levels of ability and no previous experience is necessary. Sessions cover all aspects of flower arrangements for the home, gift ideas ... +

This delightful class is suitable for all levels of ability and no previous experience is necessary. Sessions cover all aspects of flower arrangements for the home, gift ideas and seasonal displays. -
Courses
English