Program Overview

The BioPharma Regulatory Affairs Certificate program at the University of Georgia is offered in a completely online format to students who meet certain qualifications. The topics in this course will focus on regulatory affairs in order to understand how to uphold compliance with certain policies and procedures for various product lines.

The subjects included in this course will cover biologics, pharmaceuticals, combination products, veterinary products, medical devices, and international regulations. Students will complete 14 semester credit hours through Internet-based instruction. Courses include Introduction to Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology & Device Industries, Food & Drug Law, Current Good Manufacturing Practices, and Ethics in Research.

If a GPA of less than 3.0 is earned after a student finishes all required courses, that student will NOT be awarded a certificate. If a student earns a cumulative GPA that is below a 3.0 for two consecutive terms, they will be placed on academic probation until raising their GPA to 3.0. If students make below a 3.0 GPA while on probation, they are dismissed from the program.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Applicants will need a bachelor’s degree and a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to those who are employed in the medical device, biotechnology, or pharmaceutical industries. GRE scores are NOT required for this certificate program. Students will need access to a (preferably personal) computer with satisfactory Internet access capabilities as well as the Microsoft Windows Operating System.

    School Overview

    The Georgia General Assembly granted a charter to the University of Georgia in 1785 making the school the “birthplace of the American system of public higher education.” The site was chosen and the college was established in 1801 conferring its first set of graduates just three years later. Based on the principles of “teaching, research, and service,” the University of Georgia houses seventeen colleges and schools and currently enrolls 34,475 undergraduate and graduate students.

    The University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees, along with professional degrees in law, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. The University of Georgia has recently launched UGAonline in order to expand online programs, including undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificate programs.


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