Biology Biology

Maybe you've struggled with biology, or need to complete this coursework as part of your graduation requirement. This convenient online course provides you with exploratory experiences and laboratory and real-life applications in the biological sciences.

As you explore the biological sciences, you'll gain an understanding of life on Earth. In the first semester, you'll focus on life on its smallest level—the cell—and examine the chemical processes of life. Semester 1 consists of four units that include:

  • The Basics of Biology and the Chemistry of Life
  • The Living Cell
  • Cellular Reproduction
  • Classical and Modern Genetics

Since the course is presented online, you can study wherever and whenever you want as you work at your own pace. You'll also benefit from the support of a dedicated and experienced instructor who will guide your learning throughout the course. It's a great solution for anyone who needs to complete this science requirement for high school graduation.

This course is offered through Career Online High School, a division of Smart Horizons Career Online High School, and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Biology: Semester 1 is a one-semester course, and can be completed in up to four weeks. Once you complete Biology: Semester 1, you can continue your science education with the next offering in this series, Biology: Semester 2. Enroll in this convenient, affordable course, and start on your path toward completing your high school education.

Semester 1
$299 (USD)

With this convenient online course, you can master the basics of biology and earn credit for high school as you work at your own pace.

Hours: 48 hours
Duration of Access: 4 weeks
Credit: 0.50
Credit Type: Carnegie Credit
Open Enrollment

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Semester 2
$299 (USD)

This convenient online course gives you the chance to work at your own pace while you master biology topics including evolution, the diversity of life forms, the human body and its systems, and ecology.

Hours: 48 hours
Duration of Access: 4 weeks
Credit: 0.50
Credit Type: Carnegie Credit
Open Enrollment

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Semester 1
$299 (USD)
Semester 2
$299 (USD)

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Semester 1 Pretest

Unit 1: The Basics of Biology and the Chemistry of Life

·        Introduction to Biology
·        Scientific Method
·        Basic Chemistry
·        Acids and Bases
·        Basic Organic Chemistry
·        Proteins and Enzymes
·        Unit 1 Test

Unit 2: The Living Cell

·        Cell Theory
·        Cell Structures
·        Cell Respiration Steps
·        Photosynthesis Overview
·        Photosynthesis Details
·        Cell Respiration and Photosynthesis

·        Unit 2 Test

Unit 3: Cellular Reproduction

·        Plant Structure
·        Plant Nutrition and Transport
·        Chromosome Structure
·        Cell Cycle and Mitosis
·        Cancer
·        Meiosis

·        Unit 3 Test

Unit 4: Classical and Modern Genetics

·        Mendel’s Law
·        Patterns of Inheritance
·        Sex-Linked Traits
·        DNA and RNA Structure
·        DNA Replication
·        Protein Synthesis

·        Unit 4 Test

Semester 1 Test

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Semester 2 Pretest

Unit 5: Evolution and the Origins of Life

  • Darwin’s Observations
  • Evidence of Evolution
  • Populations
  • The Origins of Species
  • Viruses and HIV
  • Bacteria
  • Unit 5 Test

Unit 6: The Diversity of Life

  • Protists
  • Characteristics of Fungi
  • Plant Evolution
  • Fish
  • Reptiles and Dinosaurs
  • Mammals
  • Unit 6 Test

Unit 7: Human Form and Function

  • Introduction to the Human Body
  • Skeletal System
  • Respiratory System
  • Digestive System
  • Nervous System
  • Immune System
  • Reproductive System
  • Unit 7 Test

Unit 8: Animal Behavior and Ecology

  • Classical, Ecological and Social Behavior
  • Introduction to Ecology
  • Biogeochemical Cycles
  • Ecosystems and Communities
  • Population
  • Interactions
  • Unit 8 Test

Semester 1 Price Details

Price Description: $299 (USD)

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Semester 2 Price Details

Price Description: $299 (USD)

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Online courses are available anytime, anywhere.
Classes start at only $299 (USD) per semester course.
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Work at your own pace on your own schedule.