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Earth Sciences Courses

Take online Earth science courses. Learn about natural disasters, climate change, astrophysics, space plasmas, fusion energy and more. Join today.

What are the Earth Sciences?

The Earth Sciences include geography, geology, geophysics, ecology, hydrology, oceanography and other areas of science that focus on the study of planet Earth from the atmosphere to the core. Earth science includes the study of the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere as wells as Earth’s magnetic field, tectonic plates, marine biology and more.

Online Earth Sciences Courses and Programs

Get an introduction to earth sciences with online courses from major universities and institutions worldwide. Edx offers both individual courses and advanced programs designed to help you learn about the different branches of Earth science including soil science, physical geography and more in an engaging and effective online learning environment complete with video tutorials, quizzes and more.

Additionally, edX offers the option to pursue verified certificates in Earth science courses. The certificate lists edX and the name of the university or institution offering the course and can be uploaded to your LinkedIn profile. It is proof for employers and others that you have successfully completed the course. Get started with one the following courses or programs.

The self-paced course from Chalmers University of Technology, Sensing Planet Earth – From Core to Outer Space, will teach you fundamental tools for measuring and monitoring the planet. Learn about tools for measuring the layers of the atmosphere and core. Understand how sensors placed around the world on land, at sea and in the air contribute to our knowledge of environmental changes.

Take the Climate-Energy Challenge from Harvard University to better understand the impact of greenhouse gas emissions on future climate change. Learn the science behind climate change predictions and view the effects of a warmer Earth on humans as well as natural ecosystems.

Explore these and other free online earth sciences courses. Many courses are self-paced so you can enroll and start learning today.