Online Programs

The Department of Biological Sciences currently offers several online programs.

The Microbiology Undergraduate Certificate offers students the opportunity to further their understanding of microorganisms and the roles they play in the world in which we live. This certificate is ideal for degree-seeking undergraduate students at institutions where a microbiology major or minor is not available and non-degree students seeking additional experience in microbiology for career advancement or to enhance their applications to professional, graduate or allied health schools.

Through Post-Baccalaureate Studies (PBS), a student can complete the Graduate Certificate in Biology for Educators entirely online. Although not a master’s degree, the online Graduate Certificate in Biology for Educators may satisfy many of your needs for professional development. Should you later decide to pursue a master’s degree, some coursework from this program may transfer. However, successful completion of this program does not guarantee admission to a degree program.

These certificates may also help K-12 science teachers compete for positions or teach more effectively. It also provides an in-depth understanding of microbiology for those interested out of personal satisfaction.

For information about other undergraduate and graduate online certificates or online degree programs available through different campus departments, refer to the NC State University Online Education website.