Courses

All of our online courses provide college-level credit documented by an official transcript from NC State University, a fully accredited institution. These courses are open to both on-campus students at NC State as part of their degree programs and non-degree students (NDS).

Courses are scheduled during spring or fall semesters or during one of the summer sessions. Classes have fixed beginning and ending dates, and most have specific dates when assignments and exams are due. For the dates of upcoming semesters and summer sessions, refer to the Academic Calendar.

Browse our list of course offerings below.

Biology
BIO 105: Biology in the Modern World
BIO 106: Biology in the Modern World, Laboratory
BIO 140: Survey of Animal Diversity
BIO 181: Introductory Biology: Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity
BIO 183: Introductory Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
BIO 233: Human-Animal Interactions
BIO 315: Parasitology
BIO 405: Histology
BIO 410: Introduction to Animal Behavior
BIO 424: Endocrinology

Genetics
GN 301: Genetics in Human Affairs

Microbiology
MB 200: Microbiology and World Affairs
MB 351: General Microbiology
MB 411: Medical Microbiology
MB 441: Immunology
MB 451: Microbial Diversity
MB 461: Molecular Virology
MB 492: External Learning Experience (Available online only to NDS students enrolled in the Microbiology Undergraduate Certificate)
MB 493: Special Problems in Microbiology (Available online only to NDS students enrolled in the Microbiology Undergraduate Certificate)

Toxicology
TOX 201: Poisons, People and the Environment
TOX 401: Principles of Toxicology
TOX 415: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Zoology
ZO 592: Topical Problems: Introduction to Animal Behavior
ZO 592: Topical Problems: Humans and Communicable Disease

Choose the Right Online Course for You

Just curious, or want to learn more?
The following classes meet natural science general education requirements and are intended for students without a college-level science background.

BIO 105: Biology in the Modern World
BIO 106: Biology in the Modern World, Laboratory
BIO 140: Survey of Animal Diversity
BIO 181: Introductory Biology: Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity
BIO 183: Introductory Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
GN 301: Genetics in Human Affairs
MB 200: Microbiology and World Affairs
MB 351: General MicrobiologyTOX 201: Poisons, People and the Environment

Need a specific course for your career path?
The following classes may meet specific requirements for admission into graduate or professional programs. Before enrolling in a course, inquire with the program(s) to which you intend to apply to confirm that the course will count toward it.

BIO 181: Introductory Biology: Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity
BIO 183: Introductory Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
MB 351: General Microbiology*
MB 411: Medical Microbiology*
MB 441: Immunology
TOX 401: Principles of Toxicology
TOX 415: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
 
*Companion lab classes are available for MB 351 and MB 411, but they are not offered online and must be taken in person on the NC State campus.