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Which schools offer the best online Biology or Physics degrees?

  1. Aug 26, 2014 #1
    I am a new user on Physics Forums and I just want to know which Colleges or Universities offer Physics or Biology degrees that are completely online? The reason I ask is that I cannot afford to go out of state (or out of my own county for that matter) to get a science degree. My interests include Biological Research, Evolutionary Biology and Biophysics. So if anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.
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  3. Sep 1, 2014 #2
    I'm sorry you are not finding help at the moment. Is there any additional information you can share with us?
  4. Sep 2, 2014 #3

    Are you looking for an undergraduate or a graduate degree? Biology and Physics are laboratory sciences, so online degrees can be pretty problematic, especially at the undergraduate level where getting "hands on" experience is very important to the standard curriculum.

    A quick Google search does show that there are some respected institutions offering such degrees such as the University of Florida offering a BS and the University of Nebraska offering an MS in biology and OSU offering an MS in Natural Resources.

    Online physics degrees are going to be a bit harder to find, although there are a few respectable online programs in related programs like astronomy and space science.

    Have you tried your local junior college? If not, you might want to consider taking their full lower-division set of physics and biology courses and then decide if you want to try to continue your education online. At least you would get the hands-on experience of the lower division labs.
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