Take Human Biology online at your own pace

Explore what makes people tick with Sophia’s online Human Biology course. Satisfy your general education requirements by taking what you learn and applying it toward college-level credit.

  • ACE Credit®-recommended for 3.0 semester credits

  • 21038 students successfully completed

Course description

Sophia's Human Biology course helps you analyze fundamental biological principles from a human perspective. Human Biology topics include the molecular and cellular basis of life, genetics, organ systems, and the impact of nutrition and exercise on human health.

Assessments and grading

This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 18 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 6 Milestone assessments (these are like tests) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning outcomes

<p>At the end of the course, you'll be able to:</p> <ul><li>Describe basic human biology concepts</li><li>Describe skeletal & muscular systems</li><li>Articulate Nervous System and Sensory System related to human health</li><li>Analyze respiratory, circulatory, immune, and digestive systems</li><li>Describe urinary, endocrine, and reproductive systems</li><li>Describe genetics and biotechnology and their application</li></ul>

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An ACE® Credit-recommended learning pathway

Sophia’s ACE® Credit- and DEAC-recommended courses have been accepted for credit at hundreds of colleges and universities.

The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE® Credit) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 33 of Sophia's online courses for college credit. These courses are eligible to transfer to many different colleges and universities.

The DEAC is a national accrediting organization that evaluates distance education curriculum. The Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education recognize the DEAC as a trusted distance education authority.