About this Program
In this four-course certificate program, we’ll investigate the foundational science behind drug development, and learn about the latest development and manufacturing techniques used in the pharmaceutical industry. You’ll examine the fundamental molecular and cellular processes in organisms and the molecular structure-function relationship. We’ll study how major human organ systems work and the ways that different diseases affect them. We’ll also explore how the industry is structured and how a new drug is developed and brought to market.
Professionals who work in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and related fields.
What you'll learn
- Molecular and cellular processes that occur in living organisms, such as the structure and organization of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
- Processes related to DNA replication, gene expression and regulation, protein biochemistry, signal transduction and the extracellular matrix
- The mechanisms by which selected pharmaceuticals treat or cure diseases
- Key factors involved in the transformation of small molecules, proteins and genes into therapeutic products
- Tasks and steps for taking a potential pharmaceutical agent from lab bench to market release
Earn Credit Toward Your Master’s Degree
By completing this certificate program, you can earn up to 12 credits toward degree requirements should you later be accepted into the Master of Pharmaceutical Bioengineering. To use these credits, you must obtain graduate nonmatriculated status before you register for the first course of the certificate program.