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Certificate in Analytical Principles of Pharmaceutical Science

This graduate-level certificate program has been developed for employees working in pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device manufacturing companies and those dealing with drug characterization and purity. The certificate covers the analytical and physical chemistry needed to understand purity and composition issues in pharmaceutical substances. The courses cover the principles behind the common kinds of analytical methods and how they are applied in practical settings. Students will gain an enhanced understanding of the applicability of technical knowledge in analytical principles as related to pharmaceutical science.

Four 3 credit courses (or three 3 credit courses + three 1 credit courses) are required to complete this certificate with a maximum of 6 credits taken at the 300 level. Students may take any of the following courses (in any order) toward certificate completion.


*Note: Any one of these courses is suggested as a starting point in the program.

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Learning Options

Certificate Participation: All courses offered may be taken for Lehigh academic credit only by students admitted to Lehigh University.

Prospective students wishing to pursue this certificate will apply for Non-Degree admission through the Department of Chemistry which allows students to take up to twelve credit hours of graduate-level study without seeking a degree.

Upon successful completion of the required courses, students will receive a Certificate of Completion and the courses will be listed on an official Lehigh University transcript.

Certificate Program Advisor: Professor Rebecca Miller, (610) 758-3676, or e-mail: rsm4@lehigh.edu.

Delivery Systems

For a detailed description of our delivery systems, please refer to the delivery methods page.