The Master of Chemical and Life Sciences is an online content-based masters program for high school science teachers and others in science related fields. It provides in depth knowledge of current research areas in the biological, biochemical and biomedical sciences. The courses cover subject matter as diverse as genetic engineering and gene therapy to chemistry, ecology and the concepts of biocomplexity. University faculty who are experts in the field will lead discussion sessions on topics of current interest with significant social impact. Topic examples include the positive and negative aspects of genetically engineered foods and their safety, the development of new energy sources and the ethical and moral issues involved in cloning and the handling of genetic information.
The program also provides a set of laboratory experiences that elucidate how laboratory science works and facilitates the presentation of many of these concepts in the classroom. Aside from the laboratory experiences, all courses are offered exclusively through distance education as online courses. Our infrastructure provides a web based asynchronous program.
Teachers and other professionals who desire to update and advance their knowledge or who must complete an advanced degree or graduate courses, will find that this program meets their needs. In addition to our general program we offer focused Areas of Concentration in Biology and in Chemistry.
If you have not worked in an online architecture before you will find that ELMS which is operated through CANVAS is a very effective and user friendly environment. We encourage you to investigate it through the resources found at Canvas Student Support Materials