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Online science courses

From human nutrition and research to space explorations and technological advancements, science is at the heart of everything we do. Explore online science courses that can help you gain knowledge of key scientific theories and principles, all while working toward your academic and professional goals.

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5-6 week courses

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Why take online science courses with us?

Whether you’re looking to complete your science requirements, or gain new knowledge, our collection of science courses can help you meet your study needs. You can complete all your courses online in 5-7 weeks — even those with virtual labs.

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Meet your science requirements 

Explore a broad range of topics like anatomy, physiology, chemistry, biology, earth science and more. Some of these courses include virtual labs.

Achieve your goals on your timeline

Our science courses are typically 5-6 weeks long, depending on whether they include a virtual lab. They’re designed to fit into your life, so you can study on your schedule.

Get affordable pricing

Our courses are priced to be affordable. And, if any of our online science courses can help you in the workplace, check to see if your employer will help cover the cost.


Consider a bachelor’s degree

Science can be your starting point to prepare for a bachelor’s degree. Check with an enrollment representative to see if you can apply your course credits toward a bachelor’s degree program.

Bachelor degree

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

Frequently asked questions

Online science labs give you direct practice of the scientific method. You get to experiment, test a hypothesis, and see the results first-hand.

Yes! Our four-credit online science courses offer a virtual laboratory, but our three-credit science courses do not. The course description will clearly describe if a virtual lab is required for each course of study. Labs let you practice science and test scientific theories hands-on.

You’ll see our four-credit laboratory courses listed as one course on your transcript. The course description will identify if there is a virtual lab.

Each laboratory course might be slightly different. Most lab courses use an interactive, fully immersive, virtual laboratory experience as part of your study and practice of the scientific method. The online lab experience requires you to engage in the same procedures and processes as an in-person lab.

No. The virtual labs of our science courses are not available on their own.

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After you’ve completed your courses, you can request your official transcripts be sent directly to you or your school of choice.

Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.

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