Online Class: UFO Studies

Online course helping students to decide for themselves if there is real UFO phenomenon warranting more scientific study.

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Course Description

Is there intelligent life on other planets?
Have we been visited by aliens here on earth?
Are they walking amongst us?
What are the explanations for the saucers in the sky?
To date, no one has, or is willing, to give final proof or solid answers to any of these questions. The purpose behind this course is to help you keep your mind and eyes open. The big question is if there really is intelligent life out there, where is it? And what kind of evidence do we have today to prove it? With so many of the planets in our solar system seemingly too hot or cold, or proven to have no life of any type, our hope appears to be in other parts of the universe.

The Center for UFO Studies categorizes contacts as "close encounters" of the first, second or third kind: First encounters are objects or unexplained lights in space; second encounters are marked by the UFO having a type of physical effect on the Earth such as radioactivity or burn marks; and third encounters are reports of interactions between the witnesses and crew of an alien spaceship--often this relates to stories of "alien abductions".
Evidence that would convince most scientists of visitors from the sky is lacking, although there are stories about visual things in the sky since ancient times, and the idea still has appeal. There are fantastic stories--and yes, even some imaginative hoaxes! And there is even some compelling evidence to give credibility about the rumors the U.S. government actually possesses a crashed alien spaceship and alien bodies. Take this course and with the information provided, you'll be able to decide for yourself if there is a real phenomenon at work that warrants more scientific investigation; or perhaps you'll come to the conclusion that we are simply alone and unique in the universe.
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  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
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Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.7 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(965 votes)

Lesson 1: The UFO Controversy

What is a UFO and why is it such a controversy? 59 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video A : Lesson Discussion Video
  • Lesson 1 Video B
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Why do we question the background of those who claim to see UFOs?
  • Complete Assignment: Why are there fewer reports of UFO's in this Era than other Eras?
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: The UFO Coverup

Are UFO sighting and evidence of intelligence life on other planets being covered up by world governments? Additional lesson topics: Air Force's Secret UFO files 45 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video A : Lesson Discussion Video
  • Lesson 2 Video B
  • Lesson discussions: Visited by Aliens
  • Complete Assignment: Why Cover Up?
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: UFO Congressional Hearings

UFO Congressional Hearings, United Nations UFO Agency, Vatican Files/Blue Book Connection. Additional lesson topics: UFO Hunters 38 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video A : Lesson Discussion Video
  • Lesson 3 Video B
  • Complete Assignment: Congressional Hearings
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: UFO Case Histories

Let's investigate UFO case files throughout history and around the world. Additional lesson topics: Foo Fighters Cover Up 37 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video A : Lesson Discussion Video
  • Lesson 4 Video B
  • Complete Assignment: Foo Fighters -- Beginning of a Cover Up?
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Roswell Incident and Area 51

Let's explore the myths and realities of the Roswell Incident and the legendary military base 'Area 51'. Additional lesson topics: Roswell Incident 43 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video A : Lesson Discussion Video
  • Lesson 5 Video B
  • Lesson discussions: Alien Technology; Government Coverup
  • Complete Assignment: Roswell 1947
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Crop Circles

Exploring the myths, facts, and outright hoaxes regarding 'crop circles'. 45 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video A : Lesson Discussion Video
  • Lesson 6 Video B
  • Complete Assignment: Crop Circles -- Hoax or Not?
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: UFO Abductions

The International Center for Abduction Research (ICAR) is an organization involved in investigating those who claim to have been abducted by aliens. ICAR provides accurate information to therapists and other individuals interested in abductions. Additional lesson topics: UFO Case Abduction Files 73 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video A : Lesson Discussion Video
  • Lesson 7 Video B
  • Complete Assignment: Watch Fire in the Sky
  • Complete Assignment: UFO Abduction Case Files
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: UFO Sightings in Mexico and other Video Clips

In recent years, UFO sightings in Mexico are at an all-time high. Amateur videographers have captured hundreds of hours of unexplained UFO sightings. 25 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Life on Other Planets
  • Complete Assignment: Video Technology and UFO Sightings

Lesson 9: Additional UFO Resources

This course would be remiss if you weren't steered toward the enormous amount of UFO resources available on the Internet. 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video A : Lesson Discussion Video
  • Lesson 9 Video B
  • Lesson discussions: Final Course Poll - Your Opinion; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Complete Assignment: Do Aliens Exist?
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the UFO controversy.
  • Summarize the UFO coverup.
  • Summarize UFO congressional hearings.
  • Describe UFO case histories.
  • Describe the Roswell Incident and Area 51.
  • Describe the evidence and theories behind Crop Circles.
  • Describe the evidence of UFO Abductions.
  • Summarize popular UFO sightings including the recent UFO Sightings in Mexico.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: UFO Studies
Course Number: 7550452
Lessons Rating: 4.7 / 5 Stars (965 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: August 2022
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $95.00 U.S. dollars

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  • "Mac is the best. I enjoy his courses and love the enthusiasm he brings to his videos and he is always available for comments and has helpful suggestions and resources." -- Diana C.
  • "If you have any interest in UFO's whatsoever, this is the course for you. The instructor is very knowledgeable and the course content is excellent and very educational." -- Joe L.
  • "I enjoyed the instructor and class very much." -- Andrew C.