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About This Course
What you will learn:
  • Introduction to Marine Biology
  • The Origin of the Oceans
  • Characteristics of the Marine Environment
  • Marine Microbes
  • Marine Invertebrates
  • Marine Vertebrates 
  • Marine Ecosystems
  • Marine Populations and Communities
  • Food Web Interactions
  • Human Impact on Marine Ecosystems
  • The Oceans and Climate Change
  • Marine Conservation

Learn about the study of the marine environment

Marine biology is a branch of biology dedicated to the study of the marine environment and its life forms. This includes all marine organisms – from the smallest bacteria to the largest animals – and the interactions between them and their environment, the physical and chemical properties of marine ecosystems, the role of the oceans as a global system, among numerous other subjects.

Separated into four distinct areas, this course introduces you to the fundamentals of marine biology, marine diversity, marine ecology, and the human impact on the marine environment.

The Marine Biology Online Certificate Course begins with an introduction to the subject, its subfields, interrelationship with other disciplines and the main roles and responsibilities of a marine biologist. You’ll discover theories that aim to explain the formation of the Earth’s oceans and the development of the earliest life forms and explore the physical and chemical properties that enable the marine environment to support life.

We’ll observe marine diversity, beginning with organisms that are invisible to the naked eye, yet are essential to the oceans and contribute to the planet’s oxygen production. You’ll learn about marine invertebrates - how they are classified and how they’ve evolved to survive in the ocean - and marine vertebrates, including birds, fishes, reptiles, and marine mammals, and how they have adapted to ocean life.

You’ll learn about marine ecology - exploring the different ecosystems and habitats that exist within the marine environment, the populations and communities and the interactions that take place between them and their environment, and the food chain of marine organisms and its impact on the structure and productivity of the global system.

Finally, the course looks at the impact humanity has had on the marine environment. We’ll look at human activities such as overfishing, the introduction of invasive species, and different types of pollution. The course explains how the climate crisis impacts the ocean and the adaptation and survival of marine life, and what is being done to protect, recover, and conserve marine ecosystems and ensure the sustainable use of its resources.

What will you learn with our Marine Biology Online Course?

      Learn the fundamentals of marine biology

      Get to know the living organisms of the oceans

      Become familiar with marine ecosystems and habitats

      Understand the impact humans have had on the marine environment

Who Would Benefit From This Marine Biology Major?

Our marine biology course will get you on the path to becoming a biological oceanography expert. Our biology courses explore various aspects of earth sciences to give you in depth knowledge in applied science.

Our marine biology course gives an introduction to marine biology, coral reefs, deep sea marine organisms, introduction to ecology and ecosystems in the oceans, invasive species and their roles in marine ecosystems, marine microbiology, marine mammals, marine invertebrates, marine vertebrates, and other marine life. 

If you look to the sea and wonder about the world that exists there – seemingly separate but completely entwined with our own  – and the lifeforms that call it home, then this course is for you.

If you are interested in conservation and sustainability, this course will guide you in the effects that humanity is having on the oceans and what can be done to protect, preserve, and restore marine ecosystems and organisms.

If you intend on following a career in this subject, this course will provide you with an interesting and enjoyable foundation of knowledge from which to build upon with advanced study and qualifications, along with informing you of the various specialisms within marine biology.

How Our Marine Biology Course Would Benefit You

·       This online course is meant for anyone including people with biology electives, people with interest in environmental sciences or climate change caused by human activity, independent learners interested in lifelong learning, people interested in marine conservation, or anyone else. There are no education requirements or elective requirements to learning marine biology online.

·       Much of ocean life is undiscovered and so marine sciences play an important role in understanding life on our planet. Our online course is one of the most popular courses which also gives you a professional certificate for studying ocean science.

·       You’ll learn about endangered species like sea turtles and marine reptiles, have plenty of research opportunities with a research project aimed at the study of marine ecology.

·       We also provide student resources in our marine sciences courses to help students with their online learning.

·       You will study the marine environment and learn life science in this education course which is meant to provide distance education while also giving you an opportunity to earn credits.

Marine Biology Online Certificate Course – Requirements

This course is designed for people with little or no prior experience. The course is delivered 100 percent online 24/7 and only takes a few hours of study to complete.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

      Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources

      Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)

      Be a self-directed learner

      Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts:

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension

  2. Approximately 150 total hours of study is needed to complete the course

  3. Registered students gain unrestricted lifetime access to your online course

  4. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device

  5. Study your course online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace

  6. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion that is applicable worldwide

For any additional questions, such as financial aid options, academic advising or if you wish to study abroad, please see our comprehensive frequently asked questions or get in touch with our team today.

Marine Biology Online Course Outline

Module One: Introduction to Marine Biology

      Introduction

      Part 1: Marine Biology and its Subfields

      Part 2: What Does a Marine Biologist Do?

      Part 3: Marine Biology and Other Disciplines

      Module 1 Assessment

Module Two: The Origin of the Oceans

      Part 1: Physical and Chemical Conditions of the Primitive Atmosphere

      Part 2: The Formation of the Oceans

      Part 3: The Origin of Life on Earth

      Module 2 Assessment

Module Three: Characteristics of the Marine Environment

      Part 1: Physical and Chemical Properties of the Marine Environment

      Part 2: Classification of the Marine Environment

      Module 3 Assessment

Module Four: Marine Microbes

      Part 1: Classification of Marine Microorganisms

      Part 2: Bacteria

      Part 3: Archaea

      Part 4: Protozoa

      Part 5: Microalgae

      Part 6: Microscopic Fungi

      Module 4 Assessment

Module Five: Marine Invertebrates

      Part 1: Cnidaria

      Part 2: Porifera (Sponges)

      Part 3: Mollusca

      Part 4: Echinodermata

      Part 5: Arthropods

      Module 5 Assessment

Module Six: Marine Vertebrates

      Part 1: Marine Fishes

      Part 2: Marine Birds

      Part 3: Marine Reptiles

      Part 4: Marine Mammals

      Module 6 Assessment

Module Seven: Marine Ecosystems

      Part 1: What is a Marine Ecosystem?

      Part 2: Coral Reefs

      Part 3: Estuaries

      Part 4: Mangroves

      Part 5: Deep Sea

      Module 7 Assessment

Module Eight: Marine Populations and Communities

      Part 1: Definition of Population and Community

      Part 2: Symbiotic Interactions

      Module 8 Assessment

Module Nine: Food Web Interactions

      Part 1: Marine Food Chain

      Part 2: Energy Flow in Marine Ecosystems

      Module 9 Assessment

Module Ten: Human Impact on Marine Ecosystems

      Part 1: Human Activities and Marine Life

      Part 2: Marine Pollution

      Part 3: Invasive Species

      Module 10 Assessment

Module Eleven: The Oceans and Climate Change

      Part 1: What is Climate Change?

      Part 2: Ocean Acidification

      Part 3: Ocean Warming

      Part 4: Sea Level Rise

      Module 11 Assessment

Module Twelve: Marine Conservation

      Part 1: What is Marine Conservation?

      Part 2: Approaches to Marine Conservation

      Module 12 Assessment

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon successful completion of this marine biology course degree requirements, and achieving a passing score for the assessment, you will be issued with an international continuing education credit (CEU) certificate.

This marine biology certificate is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers, and potential employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.

Further Learning

CFS offers a range of other biological science courses and other degree programs that can enhance your newfound knowledge, whether you’re a science major or you prefer to study something different, such as human resources. Browse through our website for course information for undergraduate and graduate learning.

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Units of Study

Module One: Introduction to Marine Biology

  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Marine Biology and its Subfields
  • Part 2: What Does a Marine Biologist Do?
  • Part 3: Marine Biology and Other Disciplines
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module Two: The Origin of the Oceans

  • Part 1: Physical and Chemical Conditions of the Primitive Atmosphere
  • Part 2: The Formation of the Oceans
  • Part 3: The Origin of Life on Earth
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module Three: Characteristics of the Marine Environment

  • Part 1: Physical and Chemical Properties of the Marine Environment
  • Part 2: Classification of the Marine Environment
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module Four: Marine Microbes

  • Part 1: Classification of Marine Microorganisms
  • Part 2: Bacteria
  • Part 3: Archaea
  • Part 4: Protozoa
  • Part 5: Microalgae
  • Part 6: Microscopic Fungi
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module Five: Marine Invertebrates

  • Part 1: Cnidaria
  • Part 2: Porifera (Sponges)
  • Part 3: Mollusca
  • Part 4: Echinodermata
  • Part 5: Arthropods
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module Six: Marine Vertebrates

  • Part 1: Marine Fishes
  • Part 2: Marine Birds
  • Part 3: Marine Reptiles
  • Part 4: Marine Mammals
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module Seven: Marine Ecosystems

  • Part 1: What is a Marine Ecosystem?
  • Part 2: Coral Reefs
  • Part 3: Estuaries
  • Part 4: Mangroves
  • Part 5: Deep Sea
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module Eight: Marine Populations and Communities

  • Part 1: Definition of Population and Community
  • Part 2: Symbiotic Interactions
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module Nine: Food Web Interactions

  • Part 1: Marine Food Chain
  • Part 2: Energy Flow in Marine Ecosystems
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module Ten: Human Impact on Marine Ecosystems

  • Part 1: Human Activities and Marine Life
  • Part 2: Marine Pollution
  • Part 3: Invasive Species
  • Module 10 Assessment

Module Eleven: The Oceans and Climate Change

  • Part 1: What is Climate Change?
  • Part 2: Ocean Acidification
  • Part 3: Ocean Warming
  • Part 4: Sea Level Rise
  • Module 11 Assessment

Module Twelve: Marine Conservation

  • Part 1: What is Marine Conservation?
  • Part 2: Approaches to Marine Conservation
  • Module 12 Assessment
Requirements

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

Microsoft Windows XP, or laterModern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

OSX/iOS 6 or laterModern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or fasterFlash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Requirements

Entry requirements:

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.


Minimum education:

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.


Device requirements:

Students will need access to a computer/any device and the internet.

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The Marine Biology Online Certificate Course will give you a thorough introduction to the subject, its subfields, its interrelationship with other disciplines and the main roles and responsibilities of a marine biologist.

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