“I can’t think of a more exciting time to be involved in companies that are doing this kind of research.”

—Edward Rozhon,  former senior manager of clinical trials for autoimmune, infectious, and opthalmologic diseases at Genentech,
Extension Instructor, and chair of the Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, and Clinical Trials Design and Management Certificate Programs

Located in the heart of the global biopharmaceutical industry, our biotechnology certificate program instructors are leaders in the Silicon Valley companies and research institutions that are setting the pace in the discovery and development of biopharmaceuticals. Our biotechnology students learn practical knowledge. They gain an understanding of scientific disciplines, a foundation in principles guiding drug discovery and development, an appreciation of the latest bioscience research and technology, and a broader awareness of today’s biopharmaceutical industry. This program benefits professionals from all disciplines who want to transition into the biopharmaceutical sector or get ahead in the biosciences. You can focus on the theoretical fundamentals in the Discovery track or practical applications in our Development track

Ideal for:

•  Chemists
•  Biologists
•  Life scientists
•  Researchers

Program Format

Courses are offered in classroom and online.

Credit Required

19 units; 12 units of required courses, 7 units of elective credit, representing both tracks of study

Program Duration

Most courses take between 4 -10 weeks to complete. Certificate, if pursued full-time, can take between 9 months and one year

Approximate Program Cost

$ 6,200

(Program costs are higher for F-1 students.)