This certificate is offered fully online.
This graduate certificate is for post-bachelor pre-professional students, master's level science majors, and other advanced students who have an interest in attaining biomedical science foundations to gain additional perspective into growing clinical nature of the pharmacy profession. Participants will extend their knowledge in the areas of biochemistry and intermediary metabolism, the physiology of the human body, microbiological and immunological activity, and the principles involved in drug action. Students that complete this graduate certificate shall be well prepared for the basic science coursework that they will encounter during their first year in a doctor of pharmacy curriculum.
Credit toward graduate degree
Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval
PCAT, GRE, and MCAT scores are not required for admission to the certificate program but can be submitted to demonstate qualitative and quantitative skills. Test scores will be required for admission to the graduate program. International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.
Applicants must hold an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, preferably in any of the biological sciences or chemistry, with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Please visit www.gradcerts.usf.edu/admissions.asp to access the application. In addition, to the application forms please submit:
- Departmental Approval Form (Please print, sign, and submit with all other documents to our office).
- Official transcripts
- A resume
- A 250 word statement of interest describing your objectives in pursuing this course of study
First, consult with the certificate program advisor and obtain an electronic course permit if necessary. Then go to http://usfonline.admin.usf.edu/, the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system. Follow directions given on-line.
To access online course materials, students must have the USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain the NetID.
New students, including those studying online, may obtain the USFCard. Please visit: http://it.usf.edu/services/usfcardto obtain the USFCard.
Tuition and fees
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