What to Expect
In the Regulatory Sciences Certificate courses, you will gain insight into the complexities of the laws, regulations, policies, risk assessments, risk-benefit analyses and risk management processes. You will obtain a working knowledge of regulatory sciences that can foster leadership in regulatory sciences for industry, government and academia. You will graduate from the program with a more competitive background for regulatory science-based careers.
We offer two courses per semester. If you take both each semester, you can complete the certificate in as little as one year. If you choose to take one course each semester, you will complete the program in two years.
When to Start the Program
The program can be started in the fall or the spring. The courses do not have to be taken in a prescribed order, so applicants can apply and start when it is most convenient. This year, Fall classes begin August 15, 2016, and Spring classes start January 9, 2016.
Students must have access to a personal computer with a video camera, speakers, and a microphone, as well as a reliable high speed internet connection.
How much are tuition and fees?
All students will be charged in-state tuition rates, regardless of location. This provides a discount of over $400 per credit hour for students outside the state of Arkansas, making this program a cost-effective way to gain important knowledge in the field. The Student Health Fee and Parking/Transportation Fee are waived for our online-only students.
The total cost of tuition for the program is $4,320. Since fees are charged on a per-semester basis, the cost will vary depending on the number of semesters a student takes to complete the program. At the university’s current rates (listed below) the total cost of completing the program in two semesters is $5,450.
Courses in Biostatistics or Toxicology/Pharmacology are available through the College of Public Health and may be taken online by any student. Relevant professional experience or continuing education will be considered in lieu of prerequisite coursework.
The application and admission process takes roughly two weeks; therefore, students can apply for the program up to two weeks prior to the start of classes. Since students can start this program in the fall or spring semester, they can be admitted as long as they apply two weeks prior to the beginning of classes in a given semester. We are happy to work with students to expedite the process as much as possible.