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Do you often find yourself looking at the natural world and all of its living organisms with awe and wonder? In this course, you will receive a comprehensive introduction to the field of biology, which Oxford Learner’s Dictionary defines as “the scientific study of the life and structure of plants and animals”.

With information from both classic studies and current research in the field of biology, this course will help you to uncover the many mysteries of the natural world and all of its inhabitants, and equip you with a strong foundation in biology.

What Happens in the Biology Certificate Course

The Biology Certificate Course is an online learning program with recommended readings from the textbook (Biology 2e). This course is self-directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient to you from the comfort of your own home.

This part-time online Biology Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 9 weeks from the start of the program. However, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as many as 18 weeks, depending on your schedule.

The Biology Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 9 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course.

Course Topics

The Biology Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Biology Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College).

The Chemistry of Life

  • The Study of Life
  • The Science of Biology
  • Themes and Concepts of Biology
  • The Chemical Foundation of Life
  • Atoms, Isotopes, Ions, and Molecules: The Building Blocks
  • Water
  • Carbon

The Cell

  • Cell Structure
  • Studying Cells
  • Prokaryotic Cells
  • Eukaryotic Cells
  • The Endomembrane System and Proteins
  • The Cytoskeleton
  • Connections Between Cells and Cellular Activities
  • Photosynthesis
  • The Light-Dependent Reactions of Photosynthesis
  • Using Light Energy to Make Organic Molecules
  • Cell Reproduction
  • Cell Division
  • The Cell Cycle
  • Control of the Cell Cycle
  • Cancer and the Cell Cycle
  • Prokaryotic Cell Division

Genetics

  • Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction
  • DNA Structure and Function
  • Historical Basis of Modern Understanding
  • DNA Structure and Sequencing
  • Basics of DNA Replication
  • DNA Replication in Prokaryotes
  • DNA Replication in Eukaryotes
  • DNA Repair

Evolutionary Process

  • Evolution and Origin of Species
  • Understanding Evolutions
  • Formation of New Species
  • Reconnection and Speciation Rates
  • The Evolution of Populations
  • Population Evolution
  • Population Genetics
  • Adaptive Evolution

Biological Diversity (1)

  • Viruses
  • Viral Revolution, Morphology, and Classification
  • Virus Infections and Hosts
  • Prevention and Treatment of Viral Infections
  • Other Acellular Entities: Prions and Viroids
  • Prokaryotes: Bacteria and Archaea
  • Prokaryotic Diversity
  • Structure of Prokaryotes: Bacteria and Archaea
  • Prokaryotic Metabolism
  • Bacterial Diseases in Humans
  • Beneficial Prokaryotes

Biological Diversity (2)

  • Protists
  • Eukaryotic Origins
  • Characteristics of Protists
  • Groups of Protists
  • Ecology of Protists
  • Fungi
  • Characteristics of Fungi
  • Classifications of Fungi
  • Ecology of Fungi
  • Fungal Parasites and Pathogens
  • Importance of Fungi in Human Life

Biological Diversity (3)

  • Seedless Plants
  • Early Plant Life
  • Green Algae: Precursors of Land Plants
  • Bryophytes
  • Seedless Vascular Plants
  • Seed Plants
  • Evolution of Seed Plants
  • Gymnosperms
  • Angiosperms
  • The Role of Seed Plants
  • Introduction to Animal Diversity
  • Features of the Animal Kingdom
  • Features Used to Classify Animals
  • Animal Phylogeny
  • The Evolutionary History of the Animal Kingdom

Plant and Animal Structure

  • The Plant Body
  • Stems
  • Roots
  • Leaves
  • Transport of Water and Solutes in Plants
  • Plant Sensory Systems and Responses
  • The Animal Body: Basic Form and Function
  • Animal Form and Function
  • Animal Primary Tissues
  • Homeostasis

Ecology

  • Ecology and the Biosphere
  • The Scope of Ecology
  • Biogeography
  • Terrestrial Biomes
  • Aquatic Biomes
  • Climate and the Effects of Global Climate Change
  • Population and Community Ecology
  • Population Demography
  • Life Histories and Natural Selection
  • Environmental Limits to Population Growth
  • Population Dynamics and Regulation
  • Human Population Growth
  • Community Ecology
  • Behavioral Biology: Proximate and Ultimate Causes of Behavior

What Is Included in the Biology Certificate Course

This all-inclusive Biology Certificate Course Online package includes:

  • Registration for the Biology Certificate Course Online
  • Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance
  • Textbook: Biology 2e (e-book edition)
  • Downloadable Biology Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
  • (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
  • (Optional) 2024 membership in the IAPO International Organization of Business Professionals for only $2.99 per month

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About a Career in Biology

Are you curious about the mysteries of the natural world? Do you want to learn about the fundamental principles that govern living organisms, from the smallest microbe to the largest mammal? Do you have a passion for understanding the complex processes that drive life on Earth, from genetics and evolution to biodiversity and behavior?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then this introductory biology course may be the perfect fit for you. This course will introduce you to the foundations of biology, giving you a broad understanding of the key concepts and principles that underlie the discipline. You’ll learn about the structure and function of cells, the diversity of life, the evolution of species, and the mechanisms by which living organisms interact with their environments.

As the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, biologists have a wide array of career opportunities available to them. Those with a biology background often go on to careers in medicine, education, scientific research, pharmacy, nursing, dentistry, and even business. While pursuing any one of these careers often requires additional education, this introductory course is a great way to help you discover how to use your passion for biology to pursue your career goals.

In this course, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the latest research and discoveries in biology, and to learn about scientific techniques and methods used in the field. Whether you are a student looking to pursue a biology degree, a prospective or current healthcare professional looking to expand your knowledge of the human body, or simply someone with a curious mind and a love of science, this course will provide you with a strong foundation in the field of biology, and help you understand the many career opportunities available to you.

For every student who takes this biology course from IAP Career College, we make a donation to textbook publisher OpenStax, part of Rice University, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit.

If IAP Career College has the course that you are looking to take, take it. I hesitated between several career colleges prior and choosing IAP was the best decision I had made. In 4 months, I had already completed 2 certifications and those won’t be my last. It gives you clear insights on the program you wish to learn and the schedule is adaptable to your lifestyle.
Nicole Buenaventura, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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    Salary and compensation for biologists and professionals in biology-related fields varies depending on experience and the area of specialization. For example, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for wildlife biologists was $64,650 in May 2021, with the highest 10 percent of biology professionals earning more than $103,900.
  • What Does a Biologist Do?
    Are you curious about the mysteries of the natural world? Do you want to learn about the fundamental principles that govern living organisms, from the smallest microbe to the largest mammal? Do you have a passion for understanding the complex processes that drive life on Earth, from genetics and evolution to biodiversity and behavior? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then this introductory biology course may be the perfect fit for you. As the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, biologists have a wide array of career opportunities available to them. Those with a biology background often go on to careers in medicine, education, scientific research, pharmacy, nursing, dentistry, and even business.
  • How Do I Become a Biologist?
    Those with a biology background often go on to careers in medicine, education, scientific research, pharmacy, nursing, dentistry, and even business. While pursuing any one of these careers often requires additional education, this introductory course is a great way to help you discover how to use your passion for biology to pursue your career goals.
  • What is the Biology Certificate Course?
    In IAP Career College’s part-time online Biology Certificate Course, you will receive a comprehensive introduction to the field of biology. You will learn about the function and structure of cells, the diversity of life, the evolution of species, and the mechanisms by which living organisms interact with their environments. You will receive a Biology Certificate when you successfully complete the course. This online course has a recommended completion date of 9 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 18 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
  • What is IAP Career College?
    The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.