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Certificate in BioOrganic 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 discovery and evaluation. The certificate covers the basic biochemical molecular principles governing drug design, synthesis, mode of action at biological targets, formulation, and metabolism. Students will gain enhanced knowledge regarding bioorganic principles 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.
- *Elements of Biochemistry I (Chemistry 371) - 3 credits
- Elements of Biochemistry II (Chemistry 372) - 3 credits
- Medicinal & Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Chemistry 424) - 3 credits
- *Advanced Organic Chemistry (Chemistry 452) - 3 credits
- Organic Reactions (Chemistry 455) - 3 credits
- Advanced Topics in Chemistry (Chemistry 475) - 1 credit
- Topics in Biochemistry (Chemistry 477) - 3 credits
*Note: Either one of these courses is suggested as a starting point in the program.
- Students may begin the courses at the start of any semester period – Summer/Fall/Spring
- Course are offered in a semester-based timeframe
- There is no residency requirement
- Applicants should possess a BS or BA in chemistry or biochemistry; or a minimum of 2 semesters of general chemistry with associated labs, 2 semesters of organic chemistry with associated labs, and at least two upper level chemistry courses.
- Students are responsible for arranging for an independent proctor for examinations. Proctoring may be done by an employee of an academic institution or library, or by HR or other company official. The proctor may not be related to or affiliated with the student in any way. Proctoring eligibility will be verified by Lehigh’s Office of Distance Education.
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- 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: email@example.com.
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