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Certificate Programs

Graduate Certificates in Biomedical & Nutritional Sciences

The UMass Lowell Department of Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences offers the following graduate certificate programs:

  • Clinical Pathology
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences

Clinical Pathology

To apply, visit graduate admissions.

Contact: Suzanne Moore, D.V.M, 978-934-6264

Clinical Pathology combines the theoretical and technical knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, clinical chemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology, hematology, histocompatibility, cellular pathology and other fields as they pertain to the diagnosis, monitoring and prevention of disease.

The Certificate in Clinical Pathology requires 12 credits. There are two required courses and 2 electives, to be selected from the approved list. Courses available fully online are noted below with an asterisk(*). 


  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.000.
  • Completion of undergraduate coursework in junior-level biochemistry receiving a grade of C or better. 

Required Courses:

  • HSCI.5510 Clinical Pathophysiology* (Fall, Spring & Summer)
  • MLSC.5600  Molecular Pathology

Students may select 2 courses from this list. Only one of the courses may be from the Department of Public Health (PUBH). Other electives may be substituted with prior approval from the Graduate Coordinator.

Pharmaceutical Science

Brent Shell

This graduate certificate is a four-course program (12 credits) in Pharmaceutical Sciences intended for individuals who are interested in getting acquainted with pharmaceutical sciences. The courses offered in the certificate program are foundation courses in the Pharmaceutical Sciences MS and Ph.D programs.


  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.000.
  • Completed undergraduate courses in calculus, general and organic chemistry, biochemistry and biology or anatomy and physiology with grades of C or above.

Required Courses (9 credits)

Electives (Choose 1) (3 credits):
Updated 4/5/24