Question by Confused about life: Where can I find distance education graduate programs for biology and engineering?
I am wanting to find a low-cost graduate program that can be completed online/distance education. I can do biology or any type of engineering except civil engineering.

I am particularly interested in aquaculture, industrial microbiology, anaerobic digestion, embedded systems (hardware and software), and renewable energy. I would love to find a good low-cost program to at least touch on these topics and possibly provide a master’s degree.

Thank you for your help.
I speak of graduate school, not undergraduate. It is my understanding that graduate courses mostly do not require the laboratory sessions that undergraduate courses do, since I completed undergraduate courses in biology and electrical and computer engineering, as I was completing my bachelor’s degree spanning these fields.

Best answer:

Answer by Rhonda
The fields you mention require laboratories, which are very “hands-on” courses, and therefore would not be available online. Courses online usually do not have a laboratory, and tend to be business related. You would do better to attend a community college for your first two years of college, and then transfer to a four-year university for the last two years.

I recommend community college because the classes are small, you will receive individualized attention, and the tuition is usually about 1/3 the cost of a four-year university.

A career counselor in Student Services can assist you in selecting your career by examining your options.

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