About this program
In this four-course certificate program, we’ll investigate the foundational science behind drug development and learn about biopharma’s latest advancements. You’ll examine organisms’ fundamental molecular and cellular processes and study disease processes that allow diseases to develop. Finally, we focus on drug development from discovery & design to filing with regulatory agencies (FDA, EMA) for approval of new treatments and devices.
Professionals who work in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and related fields, along with those looking to enter the industry.
What you’ll learn
- The molecular and cellular processes that occur in living organisms, including DNA replication, gene expression and regulation, protein biochemistry and signal transduction
- The mechanisms by which selected pharmaceuticals treat or cure diseases
- The key factors involved in the transformation of small molecules, proteins and genes into therapeutic products
- The routes for advancing drug product candidates from lab bench and selection through clinical trials and market launch
- The possible paths for device development, testing and approval
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.