School of Computer Science and Engineering offers a Undergraduate Certification in Pharmaceutical Biostatistics. Certificate is awarded in recognition of the successful completion of all required academic courses and laboratory work in statistics and statistical programming. The topics and sequences are those agreed upon with the Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) and among CS & Math faculty.The objective of the certificate is to prepare participants to apply statistical methods to quantitative analysis of health care issues. It is aimed at professionals in government agencies as well as in pharmaceutical companies, research hospitals, public health agencies and other medical research organizations with the need to design medical experiments and to analyze and interpret increasingly complex health-care data.

Admission requirements

High School Diploma or equivalent

Curriculum Plan

Students must complete 15 credits to receive a certificate in Pharmaceutical Biostatistics. Students have to take a mandatory 3 credits course PHAR6605 and remaining 12 credits from the list below.

12 Credits (4 courses) to be chosen from the following

  • MATH2337     Applied Statistics I
  • MATH2338     Applied Statistics II
  • MATH3237     Probability & Statistics I
  • MATH3238     Probability & Statistics II
  • MATH2243     Statistical Programming
  • PHAR6605     The Pharm Industry: Structure & Government Regulations


Course Descriptions