University of Massachusetts Online (UMassOnline):
The University of Massachusetts has been a leader in distance education for over 25 years. With UMassOnline, the University´s highly acclaimed online division, students with Internet access have a virtual front row seat in our classrooms whether at home, at work, in libraries, or even on the road. UMassOnline delivers the same world-class faculty and programs that are offered on our campuses in Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell and the Medical School.Email: Contact us below ( or request a callback ).
Students looking for excellent Physics Programs can choose from the following online degree programs:
Undergraduate Degree Programs:
- Energy for the Future:
The current means of providing energy for our society are not sustainable. The need for secure, alternative and clean sources of power is increasingly apparent. This course, intended for a general audience, provides an overview of the energy problem. It covers the ways we currently obtain and use power and considers the scientific and technological issues involved in emerging technologies.
- Radiation and Life:
This course will provide students with an understanding of the nature, sources, uses, and biological effects of natural and man-made radiations. Radiations discussed include non-ionizing radiations such as ultraviolet and microwave as well as the ionizing radiations produced by radon in homes and radio nuclides released from nuclear power plants. Students will have a better understanding of the risks and benefits of radiation in the modern world.
- Planet Earth and Its Resources II:
Earth resources: rare and abundant metals and their uses, history of life on earth, the fossil record. Energy and fossil fuels. Nuclear energy sources, uranium, plutonium, and deuterium. Water and its distribution, rate of use, and pollution. Atmospheric-oceanic circulation and heat balance. Weather and climate. Humanity as agent of change on planet Earth. Outlook on the future.
- Introduction to the Weather:
The fundamentals of atmospheric science. Basic physical principles which affect the general circulation of the atmosphere and their relation to the day-to-day sequence of weather events are discussed. As part of the course, students generate short-term forecasts using real time information available by computer from the internet.
- Natural Disasters Degree Program.