Departments and Degree Programs

All of our programs are offered solely via Distance Education, and can be completed entirely online.

This is a list of all of our degrees  grouped by Department in alphabetical order. For a shortened list of degrees grouped by level of degree, please see “Degrees ” in the above Navigation Bar/Menu.

      Digital Portfolio: Every student in our Undergraduate (Bachelor)  programs must develop a digital portfolio and internet presence, with the guidance of his/her Instructor/Mentor. The more complex the program, the more detailed and involved the digital portfolio should be. Your Digital Portfolio will begin to create your online reputation and will showcase what you have done and what you can do. Your online identity is your online resume and your online portfolio. 

Please scroll down to find your program of interest, following in this order:

1   Biology
2   Biomedical Engineering
3   Business Management
4   Industrial Technology

5   Chemical Engineering
6   Petroleum Engineering

7   Chinese Language
8   Computer Science
9   Dissertation-only PhD
10   Education: Instructional Design and Technology
11   Humanities
12 Doctor of Law (J.D.)
13 Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
14 Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.)
15 Pharmaceutical Science
16 Public Health

(1) Department of Biology

This is a graduate level department offering biology doctoral degrees in the following subjects. A Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) degree is the international standard, and is equivalent to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. Please Click on the links below for further information and the curriculum for each program. The Course Handbook containing course descriptions can be obtained here: Course Handbook 2019

Blue Marble University offers a 3 year online doctoral degree in stem cell biology, through its biology graduate school, the Panama College of Cell Science. This is a distance learning biology graduate school, and the mailing address is 411 Walnut St., Green Cove Springs, Florida, USA

Note Concerning the Panama College of Cell Science, a Biology Graduate School within Blue Marble University, that administers our programs in Stem Cell Biology.

The Panama College of Cell Science was formed in 2005 by the Drake Biomedical Institute to accomplish its educational mission in stem cell science, namely to train clinicians, scientists, researchers, teachers, health care managers, and others in this new science and the potential of the science to be transformative in medicine and biology.

The Republic of Panama was the original location of our administrative office with the idea of being close to some of the major clinics using adult stem cell therapy.  In 2013, the College became a part of Blue Marble University and operates as an autonomous college within the University.

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is issued by Blue Marble University upon the recommendation of the Faculty of the Panama College of Cell Science. This exciting, stand-alone biology doctoral program remains the only doctoral program in stem cell biology that can be completed entirely online. 

PhD Stem Cell Biology (3 year program):  An online biology graduate program in the new field of stem cell sciences which can be completed entirely online. This program has been pre-reviewed by a USA approved foreign credential evaluation service as being equivalent to that of a regionally accredited USA college or university. This program is administered by the Faculty of the Panama College of Cell Science. Information on the Curriculum, Program, and How to Apply can be found at the website for the Panama College of Cell Science.

BS/PhD Stem Cell Biology  (5 year combined program for High School Graduates): This program features 2 years of preparation courses in basic sciences leading into our regular 3 year doctoral program administered by the Panama College of Cell Science.  Graduates receive combined Bachelor Degree and Doctoral Degree. High School graduates and Home Schoolers should apply to this program at our regular application page:  How To Apply 

D.Sc. Applied Biology (3 year program): This program teaches concepts in applied biology, that is the role of biology in medical, agricultural, and industrial applications. This is a multidisciplinary program that is intended to vest the graduate in a broad and useful education that will be useful in many fields of endeavor. It is the intent of Blue Marble University to avoid where possible the training of doctoral candidates with too specialized and too narrow a focus. Rather, graduates would be expected to be able to follow endeavors in a variety of different settings, including clinical, biomedical, research, industrial, and academic.

B.S./D.Sc. Applied Biology B.S./D.Sc. Applied Biology (5 year fast track program for High School Graduates): This program features 2 years of preparation courses in basic sciences leading into our regular 3 year doctoral program. Graduates receive combined Bachelor Degree and Doctoral Degree.

(2) Biomedical Engineering

This is a broad and exciting field which combines applied engineering with current rapid advances in Biology and Medicine. The major goal of this interdisciplinary field is to use design and problem solving engineering skills to improve health care. Examples of biomedical applications include the development of biocompatible prostheses, medical devices, imaging equipment, and regenerative tissue growth.

We believe that the most important medical observation of our time is that repair stem cells taken from a patient’s blood can heal damaged tissue and can repair bodily functions. Stem cell science has opened a whole new and exciting area for biomedical engineers. New designs of equipment and processes are needed in the areas of batch preparation of stem cells, labeling and sorting of cells, cell preservation techniques, clinical diagnostic imaging devices to find such cells, scaffolding and other techniques for tissue creation, nanotechnology, as well as cellular delivery devices. Yet, even though cellular and tissue engineering are our focus, our program is rock solid in  all the hot new fields of nanotechnology, imaging systems, fiber optics and bio-sensors, biophotonic instrumentation, bioinformatics, robotics, medical devices and implants. We offer a Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) degree which is the international standard, and is equivalent to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. Click on the links for more information:

D.Sc. Biomedical Engineering (3 year Online Program)

B.S./D.Sc. Biomedical Engineering: B.S./D.Sc. Biomedical Engineering: (5  year fast track program for High School Graduates): This program features 2 years of preparation courses in basic sciences leading into our regular 3 year doctoral program. Graduates receive combined Bachelor Degree and Doctoral Degree.

(3) Department of Business Management
We offer two undergraduate programs, and one combined Bachelor/Master Degree Program

A.B.S. (Associate of Business Science) Bookkeeping and Tax Preparation:  This is a 2 year, Associate of Business Science (A.B.S.) program teaching bookkeeping, basic accounting, and tax preparation. Graduates of the program can start their own bookkeeping and tax preparation business, work for corporate accounting offices, or become employed by the government and other tax preparation services.

B.B.S. Bachelor of Business Science in Entrepreneurship  (3 year Program). This program teaches entrepreneurship, how to start a business, how to buy and sell a business, how to read company financial reports, essential bookkeeping,  basic tax preparation, computation of employee related taxes, types of business structures, small business start-up funding, and the sale of securities. There are no humanities courses mixed in with this program, no second language requirements and the like…all business science. This course will train you to start, run and manage your own business….or help someone else manage theirs. This is an exciting course that features  exercises in real business.

B.B.S./M.B.S. Combined Bachelor of Business Science and Master of Business Science in Industrial Technologies  (4 year program). This business program goes deep into the main global technologies: Food, Oil/Energy, Water, Global Transportation (including Modern Railroading). A graduate of this new kind of business program will have the tools and the industry specific language to obtain employment with the largest global companies. You will be hired because you understand their business. Again, we don’t spend any time on superfluous humanities courses, second language courses and general studies…we are all business. This is a terrific, novel, innovative program, the graduates of which will be in high demand. This program focuses on:

  • Big Oil: Exploration, Transport, Management, Chemistry, Reserves, Sale and Marketing, Permits, Clean Coal Processing
  • Water Resources: Production, Filtration Technology, Ocean Energy, Waste Water, Water Chemistry, Management, Salt Water Separation, EPA Regulations
  • Food Technologies: Packaging, Preservation, Distribution, Additives, Regulations
  • Global Transportation: Modern Railroading, River Transport, Air Cargo, Sea Cargo, Ports and Port Mechanics, Shipping and Tanker Leasing

(4) Industrial Technology

Engineering without the math. We only offer two ways to a degree in this field:

(A) A combined Bachelor of Business Science/Master of Business Science (BBS/MBS) in Industrial Technology [4 year program]

(B) Doctor of Science (D.Sc.): Those students that have completed the BBS/MBS in Industrial Technology have the right to pursue the award of a PhD degree by completing a dissertation. We allocate 1 year for completion of this segment and many students will be discussing a dissertation during their 4th year of studies. Of course if the student needs additional time, that is certainly permitted.

(5) Chemical Engineering

Two Programs: A Doctoral Degree an a Combined Bachelor/Doctoral Degree

We have two exciting programs, a 3 year doctoral program, as well as a 5 year fast track combination doctoral program for high school graduates, and they are not as difficult as you think!! Dissertation topics are always open to the student to select what he/she would like to research (with faculty guidance and approval). We are currently encouraging dissertations that relate to the batch processing of human stem cells, growth media, and nanotechnology for labeling and sorting of cells, but this topic in biomedical processes is not a requirement.

Click on the links for further information, curriculum, and course descriptions:

D.Sc. Chemical Engineering (3 year Online Program)

B.S./D.Sc. Chemical Engineering, 5 year combined program for High School graduates

(6) Petroleum Engineering

Blue Marble University 3 year online degree program in Petroleum Engineering

Doctor of Science (D.Sc.), Petroleum Engineering

Blue Marble University offers an exciting 3 year online doctoral program in Petroleum Engineering, leading to the Doctor of Science Degree (D.Sc.). One of our Chemical Engineering programs, the Doctor of Science in Petroleum Engineering is designed to train graduates for top level positions in the industry. It is hoped that our graduates can participate in the development and production of oil and gas at the highest corporate and governmental levels. Click HERE for the Curriculum and Admission requirements:


(7) Chinese Language


Master of Science (M.S.) in Chinese Language Studies

Here is a sample lecture:

We offer a totally online program that can be completed in 2-4 years. Open to anyone, including those with a Bachelors Degree in any subject area, High School graduates, or just people that want to learn. Learn Chinese and you will ALWAYS have a job, and a very lucrative one as well. Our Curriculum is different for each student, depending on entry skill level, purpose of training and student’s academic background. A sample curriculum is shown here: Sample Chinese Language Curriculum for Student with Some Basic Skill

For a further description of the program, Admission requirements, and Structure, please Click Here: 

(8) Department of Computer Science

B.S. Computer Science (3 year program): In constructing our program, we started out by selecting courses that provide a good computer science foundation for students that may be new to this field. Then we added courses applicable to growing industries such as health care, and skills in demand such as security and data base management. Finally, we topped off the program with hot courses in Mobile Computing, Virtual Worlds, and Video Gaming Design and Development. If you find a better program than this, that you can complete online in 3 years, take it instead!!!

D.Sc. Computer Science (3 year online program)  A Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) degree is the international standard, and is equivalent to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. Our doctoral program in Computer Science is constantly evolving to ensure that we are at the cutting edge of all new technologies. We cover the hot areas of video gaming, virtual worlds, programming for mobile devices, and 3D Immersion Technology used in the entertainment industry. We stress academic scholarship and thinking outside of the box. We encourage both Directed Research and Independent Research. Our standing Directed Research project relates to the batch preparation of human stem cells and the computer controlled imaging mechanisms for cell counting and separation. Independent dissertation topics are left up to the student with the guidance and consent of supervising faculty. Every student must also create an Online Portfolio, being a digital presentation published on the internet which summarizes the students achievements, education, research interests, publications, and other interests.

(9) Creative Arts and Sciences


Dissertation Only PhD. A new exciting 2 year online program that serves the creative, inventive, and productive student by allowing the student to obtain a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree through the construction of a substantial creative independent work.

The dissertation only PhD program is open to anyone, from any field of endeavor,  and with any interest. There is no age or other requirement, nor any particular academic pre-requisite, although the applicant has the burden during the application process of demonstrating that attendant skills have been mastered or obtained sufficient to likely successful completion of the proposed independent project.

The work may be, by way of example and not meant to include all the categories, a novel, a work of history, an archaeological discovery, a film, a video, musical work, a research paper, a photographic journal, natural environment photography, a novel use of the internet or other modern technology, a unique creation of 3D modeling or virtual worlds, a contribution to robotics, a summary or review of medical technology…. in short--any topic of interest to the student for which an original work that contributes to human kind or society may be completed. Special preference will be given to students who create special items to enhance the University, such as a virtual world area for the website or otherwise.

Please carefully study the following materials before making an inquiry:

(1) Detailed Information on the Dissertation Only PhD Program  Details

(2) Supplement to the Application to the Dissertation Only PhD  Supplement to Application

How to Apply

(A) Complete the Blue Marble University General Application Procedure, which can be found on our APPLY page, as well as HERE

(B) Complete and Submit the Supplement to Application to the Dissertation Only PhD Program, which can be be found HERE


(10) Education- Instructional Design and Technology

D.Sc. Instructional Design and Technology (3 year Program):  We offer one of the classiest doctoral programs in Instructional Technology you will come across. Really!! We filled our program with the study of useful tools you can use. Complete our program and you can go anywhere to design curricula and to deploy an e-learning or distance learning educational platform, or easily serve as lead administrator at the university, corporate, or K-12 (State Education Department) level. Our online lab will require you to actually design one or more courses and deploy them on an e-learning platform. And we have some fun diving deep into 3D Virtual Worlds as a means to create student interest in courses. But don’t worry, we know you are not engineers, but rather educators. Our computer science courses won’t kill you and will give you a world of confidence.

(11) Department of Law

Blue Marble University offers two law programs, a 4 year BA/JD which can be entered from High School, and a 3 year JD degree, both online programs.

We offer a USA style law degree for those that want training in the law for one of the many careers not involving the practice of law as a licensed attorney. Please Note: Completion of this program does not qualify any graduate to become a licensed attorney in the USA. The purpose of our JD program is to offer Doctor of Law Degrees to students and working adults for purposes of career advancement and not for the purpose of becoming a licensed attorney in the USA.  Our program is not approved by the American Bar Association. Depending on your country, if you are an international student, our Doctor of Law degree (JD) may qualify you to practice law in your country. Please refer to our Law Program Description for a listing of careers and opportunities you can achieve with a J.D. From Blue Marble University.

Admission Requirements: for the three year online Doctor of Laws degree (JD), applicants should have a minimum of a Bachelors Degree in any field, or its equivalent. For the four year combined BA/JD online degree program, applicants should have a High School Diploma or other indicia of having attained a secondary education. Home schoolers are always welcome. For Application information Click on the “Apply” page in the above navigation bar.

B.A./J.D. Law- BA/JD Curriculum

J.D. Law- Law Curriculum JD

A law degree opens the door to many types of endeavors and may actually be the most flexible and useful degree one can earn


(12) Department of Medical Arts and Science

Distance Education MD degree, online doctor of medicine degree, USA style medical school, 3 year online MD degree program

Blue Marble University offers  the only online MD degree that can be completed in three years, totally online.  It is an exciting, unique program that trains the student in the medical arts and medical sciences for application in non-clinical careers.

As the program has continued to expand and develop, it was appropriate to create a separate school:

The Blue Marble University Medical School

Please Click on the above link to be taken to our separate website for the School of Medicine. There you will find all the information you need about our two programs, the regular 3 year online MD program; and our newly revised 5 year online combination Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine program for High School Graduates, Home Schoolers, and other non-traditional students.

(13) Department of Naturopathic Medicine

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The Blue Marble University Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Degree (N.D.)

 Annual cost of our 3 Year Online ND degree,  including all texts:  $3,450 USD per year with payment plan; or $3200 USD advance lump sum payment per year.

All the knowledge and tools you need to become a part of the fastest growing segment of global health care:  Alternative Medicine.

Before reading about our exciting new program, please read our essay on “Alternative Medicine-Right Here, Right Now” presented as an address to students, 2017.

Further program information:

(14) Department of Pharmaceutical Science

Blue Marble University now offers 4  Ph.D. degrees in the Pharmaceutical Sciences. All are 3-year online programs leading to a Ph.D. Our four programs are:

Pharmaceutical Science Ph.D.

Pharmaceutical Biochemistry Ph.D.

 Pharmaceutical Engineering Ph.D.

Pharmaceutical Clinical Research Ph.D.

Biology is dead. If you are looking for a PhD to make your career explode, a degree in Pharmaceutical Science is the one. No one is looking for Biology majors. No one is looking to hire a biologist unless you happen to be studying stem cell biology.  If you are interested in biology and are also interested in a high paying 6 figure salary that will only increase, Pharmaceutical Science is where to be. Look in the newspaper. Do you see any jobs listed for biologists? No. Do you see any jobs listed for pharmaceutical biochemists or pharmaceutical engineers…Many. Do your own investigation. Check out the jobs listed on, or seeking pharmaceutical scientists and pharmaceutical biochemists and related fields for which you would qualify: pharmaceutical scientist, pharmaceutical research associate, pharmaceutical chemist and so forth. Companies as well as the federal government are seeking scientists knowledgeable in pharmaceutical research, pharmaceutical production, pharmaceutical quality control, pharmaceutical technical writing, and streamlining pharmaceutical processes. Blue Marble University teaches to the jobs that are out there. Blue Marble University offers elegant online PhD degrees that will make your career explode. So if you like science and want to be able to point to the company you want to work for, then the Blue Marble University 3 year online PhD degree in the Pharmaceutical Sciences will get you there. More Information:

(15) Public Health

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Please Click HERE for a complete Description of our two Online Programs in Public Health: Online Masters Degree (M.S.) in Public Health and our Online Doctor of Science Degree (D.Sc.) in Public Health:

(16) Undergraduate Programs

Our Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degree programs are discussed in detail HERE: The Blue Marble University Undergraduate Programs



Almost everyone can find a scholarly, yet part-time program to suit your needs and be a career booster. All our doctoral programs are equivalent to a regionally accredited US college or university as determined by foreign education evaluators. Please check the menu above for additional information.


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