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Kristen Fortnam
Online Science Courses

Enhance your background to prepare for health professions programs, or further your education with coursework in advanced biosciences and biotechnology.

Courses in Sciences, Mathematics and Biotechnology

Pick and choose the courses that work for your educational goals, schedule and needs. You do not need to be registered for a certificate program to enroll in any of our courses. Enrolling in a course is as simple as:

  1. Select the course you're interested in.
  2. Choose a section that works for your schedule.
  3. Add it to your cart.
  4. Log in or create a student account.
  5. Checkout
If your course is currently not available, it will be in an upcoming term. If you'd like to be notified when a certain course is available for enrollment, please contact the academic department to learn when the course will be available.

Pick and choose the courses that work for your educational goals and needs. You do not need to be registered for a certificate program to enroll in any of our courses. Enrolling in a course is as simple as:

  1. Select the course you're interested in.
  2. Choose a section that works for your schedule.
  3. Add it to your cart.
  4. Log in or create a student account.
  5. Checkout
Learn more about learning in the online environment.

Pick and choose the courses that work for your educational goals, schedule and needs. You do not need to be registered for a certificate program to enroll in any of our courses. Enrolling in a course is as simple as:

  1. Select the course you're interested in.
  2. Choose a section that works for your schedule.
  3. Add it to your cart.
  4. Log in or create a student account.
  5. Checkout
If your course is currently not available, it will be in an upcoming term. If you'd like to be notified when a certain course is available for enrollment, please contact the academic department to learn when the course will be available.

Please use the course search to find courses within this area of study.

Professional Certificates and Specialized Programs of Study in Sciences, Mathematics and Biotechnology

Professional Certificates

  • highest level of academic achievement offered by UC Berkeley Extension
  • minimum of 140 hours of coursework
  • usually 6–8 required courses and electives
  • achieve intellectual mastery and technical expertise in your chosen field
  • qualifies as an academic credential, which may be included on a résumé

Specialized Programs of Study

  • focused subject concentrations
  • usually 3 or more coordinated courses
  • develop a skill set within a specific area or discipline
  • can carry continuing education units (CEU) or other professional licensure credits