Free Online Computational Biology Courses from Top Universities

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Students looking to learn about computational biology without actually enrolling in a college program can do so using Massachusetts Institute of Technology OpenCourseWare. Classes touch on subject matters like artificial intelligence and the use of algorithms in computational design.
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Free Computational Biology Courses

A range of computational biology courses are offered online through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Some classes emphasize the use algorithms to build biological database while others focus on using computations to better understand human intelligence.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The majority of computational biology classes available from MIT are geared toward undergrads. Some of the concepts covered in these classes include human and artificial intelligence, biological sequence analysis, genome assembly and evolutionary theory. Other classes that may be more technical cover such topics as algorithmic design, image formation, motion and computational vision, analog VLSI and photogrammetry. Some classes are designed so students can learn through hands-on labs and modeling experiments.

Free Online Computational Biology Courses at a Glance

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
Computational Biology, Genomes, Networks and Evolution course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Text Yes Yes Yes
Machine Vision course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Text No Yes Yes
The Human Intelligence Enterprise course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Text Yes No Yes
Algorithms for Computational Biology course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Text Yes No Yes
Computational Evolutionary Biology course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Text , Lab No No Yes

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    1. The George Washington University

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      • MSHS Medical Laboratory Sciences
      • MSHS in Immunohematology and Biotechnology
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      • MSHS in Clinical Microbiology
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      • BSHS in Biomedical Informatics
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    2. Grand Canyon University

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    Bachelor's
      • BS in Health Sciences: Professional Development & Advanced Patient Care
      • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science
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    3. Purdue University Global

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    Master's
      • MS in Nursing
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelors of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN (RN License Required)
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    4. Penn Foster High School

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    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma
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    Duke University

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    Harvard University

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    University of Pennsylvania

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    Stanford University

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    9. Indiana Wesleyan University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.S. General Studies - Life Sciences
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      • A.S. General Studies - Life Sciences
    Certificate
      • Graduate Biology Certificate

Featured Schools

The schools and programs listed below are popular educational options, and tuition varies based on program and location

The George Washington University

  • MSHS Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • MSHS in Immunohematology and Biotechnology
  • BSHS in Biomedical Informatics

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Grand Canyon University

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  • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science

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Purdue University Global

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  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN (RN License Required)

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Penn Foster High School

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