Enrolled Students

Upcoming Courses Offerings

Prior to the start of a given semester, students should review the table below and identify the courses in which they wish to enroll. Students must contact the UGA Regulatory Sciences Department and advise the department of the course selections. Upon review, you will be cleared to register through the Athena System. Failure to contact the Regulatory Sciences Office will result in the inability to register for classes.

Below is a list of courses that are scheduled to be taught. Keep in mind that this schedule can change.

Spring Semester 2020

Course Offerings*Program Requirements

PHAR 6010E: Introduction to Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Medical Devices Industries:
A Regulatory Overview (4 semester hrs.)
RS Certificate (required)
CT Certificate (required)
Master's Programs (required)
PHAR 6020E**: Food & Drug Law (3 semester hrs.)RS Certificate (required)
Master's Programs (required)
PHAR 6030E**: Current Good Manufacturing Practices (4 semester hrs.)RS Certificate (required)
Master's Programs (required)
PHRM 7320E: Ethics in Research (3 semester hrs.)RS Certificate (required)
CT Certificate (required)
Master's Programs (required)
PHAR 6100E: Quality Control & Quality Assurance (3 semester hrs.)Master's Programs (required)
PHAR 6130E: FDA Applications & Submissions (4 semester hrs.)Master's Programs (required)
PHAR 6360E: Latin American Regulations (3 semester hrs.)Master's Programs (elective)
PHAR 6200E: Clinical Trials Design & Monitoring (4 semester hrs.)CT Certificate (required)
Master's Programs (elective)
Various: Applied Projects, Internships, Research, Seminar and Thesis Courses (3 semester hrs.)These courses are for advanced Master's students.

*There is a minimum of 5 student enrollment for each class. If less than 5 students enroll in a given course, the Regulatory Sciences Office reserves the right to cancel the class for that semester.

**The PHAR 6020 and 6030 courses cannot be taken in conjunction with PHAR 6010. PHAR 6020 and 6030 may only be taken ONCE PHAR 6010 has been successfully completed by the student.

***PHAR 6200 must be successfully completed before a student can enroll in PHAR 6210.

To check registration dates, visit the UGA Registrar’s website at www.reg.uga.edu/calendars.


If you were once enrolled as a MS Graduate student and have not registered for the past two or more consecutive semesters (including Summer Semester), and you wish to return, you will need to contact both the UGA Graduate School and the RS Department prior to registration. You may be required to reapply to the program if you do not have an approved Leave of Absence request.

  1. See the new UGA Graduate School policy on Continuous Enrollment.
  2. To reapply to the UGA Graduate School follow the instructions under Readmission Procedures at https://grad.uga.edu/index.php/prospective-students/domestic-application-information/requirements/readmission-procedures/
  1. Notify the RS department by email that you wish to restart the program. The department will advise you of any additional departmental information.
  2. You must be in good academic standing with the department in order to be considered for readmission.


The University of Georgia has implemented a plus/minus system for assigned grades. Below is an outline of the grading scale used by the Regulatory Sciences Program.

Points % = Letter Grade89-88 = B+77-74 = C
There is no A+87-84 = B73-70 = C-
100-94 = A
83-80 = B-
69< = D
93-90 = A-79-78 = C+59< = F

A GPA Calculator can be found within the Athena system, or from www.collegesimply.com/gpa-calculator/college-gpa-calculator/.

Grade Appeals

University of Georgia students have the right to appeal academic decisions. The burden of proof for appeal rests with the student. The policies governing the process of appealing grades are covered in the Academic Affairs Policy Manual, General Academic Policy: Student Appeals (Section 4.05-01). All grade appeals must be initiated in writing to the instructor within one calendar year from the end of the term in which the grade was recorded. The process for appealing a grade in the Regulatory Sciences Department is noted in this Grade Appeal Process (PDF document).

Continuous Enrollment

UGA Graduate School Policy on Continuous Enrollment

This policy applies to degree-seeking graduate students. It states that graduate students must register for a minimum of three (3) hours for at least two (2) semesters in each academic year (Fall, Spring, Summer). It applies to all graduate students except the following:

  1. University employees on the Tuition Assistance Program
  2. Students in non-degree status

As you plan your studies at the University of Georgia, please become familiar with the policy in the Graduate Bulletin at https://grad.uga.edu/index.php/current-students/enrollment-policy/

Use of Credit Hours

Reminder about the use of your academic credit hours at the University of Georgia:

1) Time Limit – Like all graduate credit hours, there is a Time Limit on the credit hours you accumulate. All requirements for a master’s degree must be completed within eight years beginning with the first registration for courses, including the Certificate Program courses, on the student’s program of study. An extension of time may be granted only on conditions beyond the control of the student; for details see

2) Course and resident credit used to satisfy the requirements of one degree cannot be used to satisfy the requirements of another degree. For additional information on this Graduate School policy, please visit https://grad.uga.edu/index.php/current-students/policies-procedures/academics/use-of-credit/

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