The drug discovery graduate certificate program prepares students with skills and knowledge essential for a career in early, preclinical drug discovery. Taught by experts in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry with decades of real-world experience as leading scientists in major companies, the graduate certificate program focuses on key areas in medicinal chemistry and biochemistry, including:

  • protein structure and property interaction
  • ligand and receptor interactions
  • modification of ligands and compounds to better-fit receptors and other targets

Courses of this certificate program will count toward students’ master’s degree in chemistry or chemical biology, either as core or elective courses.

Who should consider this program?

The certificate program is designed for students who would like to acquire and/or improve specific professional and technology skillsets that are valued by the following healthcare sectors:

  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Research labs in universities and institutes