The tables below provide a general outline of the schedule of courses for the UGA Regulatory Sciences Program by program of study and by semester.  Please use this information to help you plan your completion objectives.  These are general plans and therefore subject to change based on enrollment numbers, student needs and other factors. Always confirm the next semester’s schedule with the RS Department or visit the Enrolled Students page.

Important Points to Remember:

1) The UGA RS Department reserves the right to cancel any course that does not meet minimum enrollment of five students.  Even if a course is listed below, if at least 5 students are not enrolled, the Department may cancel this course.

2) Students should also remember that the UGA Regulatory Sciences Program is a part-time only program.  We cannot offer a full-time course selection. Keep this in mind as you think about your program of study and your time line.

3) Should a student require a course that is not offered in a given semester, please contact the Regulatory Sciences Department to discuss your specific needs.

4) Master’s Students: The tables below do not contain information on the following:

  • PHAR 6800 (Applied Project);
  • PHAR 6900 (Internship);
  • PHAR 6950 (Masters Seminar);
  • PHRM 7000 (Master’s Research);
  • PHRM 7300 (Master’s Thesis)

These courses are offered only to Masters students individually and on an as-needed basis.  Masters students should contact the Regulatory Sciences advisor for assistance with these independent study courses.

Master’s General Schedule

The tables below apply to the Master’s Program (both Project and Thesis options) which requires 38 to 39 credit hours.

Fall Semester

Course
Characteristics
(required or elective)
PHAR 6010 Intro to Pharma, Biotech & Device Industries (4 c.h.)Core--required
PHRM 7230 Ethics in Research (3 c.h.)Core--required
PHAR 6020 Food and Drug Law (3 c.h.)Core--required
PHAR 6030 Good Manufacturing Practices (4 c.h.)Core--required
PHAR 6120 Process Control & Validation (3 c.h.)Core--required
PHAR 6320 Understanding the Role and Fxn of FDA
(3 c.h.)
Approved elective
PHAR 6340 European Pharmaceutical and Biologics Regulatory Sciences (3 c.h.)Approved elective

Spring Semester

Course
Characteristics
(required or elective)
PHAR 6010 Intro to Pharma, Biotech & Device Industries (4 c.h.)Core--required
PHAR 6020 Food and Drug Law (3 c.h.) or PHAR 6030 Current GMPs (4 c.h.)
These courses alternate.
Core--required
PHAR 6100 Quality Control & Quality Assurance (3 c.h.)Core--required
PHAR 6130 FDA Applications & Submissions (4 c.h.)Core--required
PHRM 7230 Ethics in Research (3 c.h.)Core--required
PHAR 6200 Clinical Trials Design & Monitoring (4 c.h.)Approved elective
PHAR 6360 Latin American Regulations (3 c.h.)Approved elective

Summer Semester

CourseCharacteristics
(required or elective)
PHAR 7100 Biostatistical Applications (3 c.h.)Core--required
PHAR 6210 Project Management for Clinical Trials (3 c.h.)Approved elective
PHAR 6030 Current GMPs (4 c.h.) or PHAR 6020 FDA Law (3 c.h.)
These courses alternate.
Core--required

Reminder:  The UGA RS Department reserves the right to cancel any course that does not meet minimum enrollment numbers or for any other unforeseen event.

Reminder: If there is a UGA graduate-level course outside the department that the student wishes to take in lieu of an approved department elective, such as Health Care Marketing or Health Communication, the student will need to contact the department for prior approval.  The student should take into consideration that courses outside of the Regulatory Sciences Department are NOT necessarily distance learning courses.

Regulatory Sciences Certificate General Schedule

The tables below apply to the Regulatory Sciences Certificate Program  which requires 14 credit hours.

RS Certificate Fall Semester

CourseCharacteristics
(required or elective)
PHAR 6010 Intro to Pharma, Biotech & Device Industries (4 c.h.)Required
PHRM 7230 Ethics in Research (3 c.h.)Required

RS Certificate Spring Semester

CourseCharacteristics
(required or elective)
PHAR 6010 Intro to Pharma, Biotech & Device Industries (4 c.h.)Required
PHRM 6020 Food & Drug Law (3 c.h.) or PHAR 6030 Current GMPs (4 c.h.)
These courses alternate.
Required
PHRM 7230 Ethics in Research 3 c.h.Required

RS Certificate Summer Semester

CourseCharacteristics
(required or elective)
PHAR 6030 Current GMPs (4 c.h.) or PHAR 6020 FDA Law (3 c.h.)
These courses alternate.
Required

Reminder:  The UGA RS Department reserves the right to cancel any course that does not meet minimum enrollment numbers or for any other unforeseen event.

Reminder:  RS Certificate Students are limited only to the courses listed in the RS Certificate Program of Study.

Clinical Trials Certificate General Schedule

The tables below apply to the Clinical Trials  Certificate Path  which requires 17 credit hours.

Clinical Trials Certificate Fall Semester

CourseCharacteristics
(required or elective)
PHAR 6010 Intro to Pharma, Biotech & Device Industries (4 c.h.)Required
PHRM 7230 Ethics in Research (3 c.h.)Required

Clinical Trials Certificate Spring Semester

CourseCharacteristics
(required or elective)
PHAR 6010 Intro to Pharma, Biotech & Device Industries (4 c.h.)Required
PHRM 7230 Ethics in Research 3 c.h.Required
PHRM 6200 Clinical Trials Design & Monitoring(4 c.h.)
Required

Clinical Trials Certificate Summer Semester

CourseCharacteristics
(required or elective)
PHAR 7100 Biostatistical Applications (3 c.h.) Required
PHAR 6210 Project Management for Clinical Trials (3 c.h.)Required

Reminder:  The UGA RS Department reserves the right to cancel any course that does not meet minimum enrollment numbers or for any other unforeseen event.

Reminder:  This program admits new students only one time per year, to start Fall Semester.

Reminder:  CT Certificate Students are l