Regulatory Science (Certificate)

Train in the area of United States regulatory requirements in the life sciences industry while advancing your knowledge in regulatory science.

Many life science industries, both in the United States and abroad, are subject to U.S. regulations, especially in the fields of big pharma, food manufacturing, and biotechnology. Become well-versed in these regulations and the sciences behind them with a Certificate in Regulatory Science.

Coursework covers International Conference on Harmonization guidelines, which have greatly influenced FDA regulations, specifically in the area of small molecules. Continue with coursework in good manufacturing practices and electives covering topics in biology and chemistry, including microbiology, cell biology, toxicology, molecular biology, immunology, analytical chemistry, chromatography, spectroscopic methods, and colloids.

The Certificate in Regulatory Science will provide you the knowledge, skills, and experiences to excel in the field of regulations.

Program Overview

Many life science industries are subject to U.S. regulations, especially in the fields of big pharma, food manufacturing, and biotechnology. Become well-versed in these regulations, plus the sciences behind them, with this certificate program.

Career Opportunities

The FDA suggests regulatory science is "the science of developing new tools, standards, and approaches to assess the safety, efficacy, quality and performance of FDA-regulated products.”

  • Regulatory specialist
  • Regulatory affairs consultant
  • Regulatory affairs manager
  • Analytical chemist
  • Quality control and assurance chemist
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A total of 10–12 credit hours of coursework must be completed to earn the Certificate in Regulatory Science.

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Admission to a graduate certificate program is limited to students who qualify as non-degree graduate students who hold a bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.5/4.0 or higher.

Academic transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and the application fee all must be submitted. A professional statement is strongly encouraged.

A GRE score is not required.