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Certificate in Human Biology

Build a strong foundation in biology with exposure to topics like human anatomy, physiology, disease and genetics. It’s the perfect jumpstart for a career in health sciences and provides the groundwork for a future bachelor’s degree.

Apply By:
March 21, 2024
Classes Start:
April 11, 2024
No Live Lectures
4 Courses
As Little as 7 Months
Pay as You Go ($200 per course)


Enhance your knowledge and skills in human biology and prepare for a successful career in health science. Study a wide range of biology from organism structure, populations to ecosystems. This degree is perfect for working professionals who want a strong foundation in biology or hope to pursue a degree in the future. 

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What you’ll learn

Jumpstart your career in health science with these valuable skills: 

Explore topics like evolution, biodiversity and ecology
Gain practical knowledge of human anatomy and physiology
Identify social aspects of human development
Discover the role of disease and nutrition on human growth
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Admission Requirements

Anyone who has a high-school education and is 16 years of age or older can study online at UoPeople.

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Inna F.

Health Science Student


Curriculum / Courses

The Certificate in Human Biology is a 14-credit program establishing that the student has mastered the basic competences in biology.


Where will a Certificate in Human Biology take you? Your certificate will help prepare for a job as a:

Biological Technician
Genetic Counselor
Research Scientist

As a UoPeople student, you’re never on your own—our Career Service Center provides resume feedback, networking tips, interview techniques and more.

Here’s What You Can Do With A Biology Degree

What can I do with a biology degree? There are many options for biology jobs and related careers. Here’s a look at common positions.

No tuition or enrollment fees

$60 application fee



Paying for school

UoPeople does not charge for tuition, books, or campus expenses. We charge only a $60 application fee, and a $200 assessment fee to be paid when you register for each course. Over the course of earning your Certificate in Finance at UoPeople, you can expect to pay a total of only $860. Our mission is to make it possible for everyone to afford higher education.


Concerned about managing your studies while you work or juggle family life? Don’t be! Over half of our students are successfully studying while working, raising families, or both. You can too! UoPeople is proud to be the world’s most flexible option for earning tuition-free certificates and degrees. Learn more about how our programs are specially designed to work for you:
Asynchronous Learning
Total Accessibility
Transfer Credits

Common Questions Students Are Asking Us

Questions regarding our academic programs offered at UoPeople

Absolutely! UoPeople has students from over 200 countries and territories.

University of the People is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. 

Absolutely! Classes at UoPeople are small and highly qualified instructors are available to answer students’ questions and offer support. Additionally, each student is connected with a personal Program Advisor at the commencement of their studies, who remains with them until graduation. Program Advisors act as the students’ personal support system throughout their studies. The Program Advisor will answer any questions the student may have, offer academic advice, discuss course selection, and offer encouragement throughout the student’s studies.

Asynchronous learning allows you to learn on your own schedule. You will have access via the UoPeople Online Campus to assignments, lectures, and other learning materials. There are no live lectures or set class times at UoPeople.  

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