Industrial Chemistry Certificate of Graduate Study

Industrial Chemistry Certificate of Graduate Study

Industrial Chemistry Certificate of Graduate Study

This certificate is intended for the students with a background in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, and/or Chemical Engineering who wish to understand chemical industry procedures and practices generally employed in pharmaceutical drug development. Prospective students may be recent graduates of a bachelor's degree program, or they may be older professionals seeking to update their skills. The certificate may be earned on its own, or it can be credited towards the Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Graduates from this certificate program may find employment in chemical/pharmaceutical industry upon graduation. Others could enter advanced graduate (PhD) or professional degree (MD/DO/DMD/PharmD) programs upon graduating from this COGS program.



The Certificate of Graduate Study in Industrial Chemistry is a part-time program offered on ground at our Glassboro campus. It requires the completion of 12-13 graduate semester hours (4 courses).

  • Total semester hours required for program completion: 12-13 s.h.
  • Thesis Requirement: No


  • 4 Courses / 12-13 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements URL: No
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 9 S.H.
CHEM 07592 Advanced Pharmaceutical Chemistry 3
CHEM 07593 Regulatory Affairs 3
CHEM 07594 GLP/GMP Techniques 3
Elective Courses: 3-4 S.H.
CHEM 05530 Special Topics in Chemistry 3
CHEM 07570 Organic Spectroscopy 3
CHEM 09510 Instrumental Analysis 4
CHEM 09522 Advanced Bioanalytical Chemistry 3

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Current professional resume

  • Typewritten essay that includes a statement of professional objectives

  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale)

  • Two letters of recommendation

    • Letters of recommendation should be from professional administrators and include information, which attests to applicant's ability to pursue a graduate degree

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the Industrial Chemistry Certificate of Graduate Study program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Fall September 1 July 1
Spring January 19 November 1
Summer May 18 April 1