BioPharma Regulatory Affairs Certificate Program

Program Overview - online, part-time

Due to the rapidly expanding biomedical industries, an increase in the number of Regulatory Affairs professionals is needed to maintain compliance with regulatory policies and procedures for multiple product lines. The Regulatory Affairs Graduate Certificate Program provides a foundational core for individuals who wish to round out their experiences in regulatory affairs or transition into entry level regulatory affairs positions. Specialized and convenient education is crucial for busy professionals to gain and maintain an understanding of the scientific and technical background of new or existing products. The program plan is ideal for working professionals and consists of 14 semester credit hours, delivered by Internet-based instruction, with occasional face-to-face sessions at the UGA Gwinnett Campus. The Regulatory Affairs Graduate Certificate coursework can be applied toward the UGA Master of Science degree program with an emphasis in Regulatory Affairs.

UGA’s BioPharma Graduate offerings cover:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biologics
  • Medical Devices
  • Veterinary Products
  • Combination Products
  • International Regulations

Certificate Program Plan

14 total semester hours
Course topics include:

  • Intro to Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology & Device Industries (4 hrs)
  • Food and Drug Law (3 hrs)
  • Current Good Manufacturing Practices (4 hrs)
  • Ethics in Research (3 hrs)

Sample part-time schedule

Fall Semester

  • Intro to Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology & Device Industries (4 hrs)
  • Ethical Issues in Research (3 hrs)

Spring Semester

  • Food and Drug Law (3 hrs)

Summer Semester

  • Current Good Manufacturing Practices (4 hrs)