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Online Learning

Take online programs and courses from anywhere in the world! Receive a Berkeley-quality education from the comfort of your home—no visa or application required. Search our course catalog to find the right one for you.

Study-Abroad Programs

Study abroad on a student visa for a semester or academic year with our full-time programs. You must apply and be admitted to one of our full-time programs to obtain a student visa.

Learn more about your study-abroad options.

Three Types of Online Courses

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Live Online

Access classroom-style interactive learning from anywhere in the world! Attend scheduled online sessions with your instructor and classmates in addition to completing your coursework.

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Start Anytime

Enroll in this class at any time and progress through the curriculum at your own pace.

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Fixed-Date

Enroll in this course by its start date and complete it by its specified end date. There are no live sessions, but plenty of opportunities to collaborate with your classmates and instructor.

What Our Students Say

Jinglin Pei

Entrepreneurship Certificate Graduate

Claire Keller

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program Student

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enroll?
Add the course(s) you want to your shopping cart and check out. Further instructions will be emailed to you. If you're a new student, you will need to create a student profile. If you already have a profile, log in with your student ID number and password. You can email extension@berkeley.edu for assistance with registration.
Can I start with just one course?
Yes, you can take a single course. You do not need to enroll in an entire certificate, program or sequence.
What are the differences between the three online formats?

Start anytime classes allow for the most flexibility in your schedule. Once you enroll, you start the class; there's no need to wait for a specific start date. After you enroll, you progress through the course at your own pace.

Fixed-date courses have a set start and end date—in the same way as a classroom course. There are no live sessions, but plenty of opportunities to collaborate with your classmates and instructor.

Live online classes have the same set up as the fixed-date format, such as specific start and end dates, but adds classroom-style interactive learning.

How do I schedule a proctored exam?
We recommend you identify your proctor after you enroll in the course and no later than midway through the course to ensure that you are able to meet your course completion date. Get more information on proctored exams.
Can I transfer credits to another school?
Other institutions may accept UC Berkeley Extension credit toward an undergraduate degree, but acceptance is always determined by the institution to which you are applying. Get more information on transferring credits.

Your Online Classroom

Canvas, our online learning platform, offers interactive video lectures, discussion forums, readings and more. You'll be able to message your instructor, review your graded assignments, or get technical help 24 hours a day.

Your instructors are excited to teach online! Hear what they have to say:

Instructor Stephen Torres

Instructor Rachael Webster

Get In Touch

Still have questions? Call or email our program coordinators, or fill out the form below.

Accounting, Finance and Financial Planning & Analysis
John Otto
jotto@berkeley.edu, (510) 644-4558
Behavioral Health Sciences Online Courses
Frida Wahlin-Lubisch
extension-counspsych@berkeley.edu, (510) 643-3883
Business Administration and Personal Financial Planning
Vanessa Hernandez
vhernandez@berkeley.edu, (510) 643-1550
College Admissions and Career Planning
Amy Marcus
extension-education@berkeley.edu, (510) 642-1172
Clinical Research
Michael Torcal
biotech_online@berkeley.edu, (510) 642-1062
HR, Marketing and Paralegal
Debbie Luong
debbie.luong@berkeley.edu, (510) 643-0973
Humanities, Writing, Editing and Languages
Jeff Metcho
extension-humanities@berkeley.edu, (510) 643-1110
extension-letters@berkeley.edu, (510) 643-1110
Mathematics and Statistics
Michael Torcal
math_stats_online@berkeley.edu, (510) 642-1062
Project Management and Business Analysis
Shadie Lee
shadie.lee@berkeley.edu, (510) 664-4979
Online Sciences
Amanda Quang
extension-science-online@berkeley.edu, (510) 643-5932
Technology and Information Management
Stephen Chang
sdchang@berkeley.edu, (510) 642-4153
User Experience Design
Kelsey Robinson
extension-uxdesign@berkeley.edu, (510) 643-8916