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Pharmacology Certificate (Undergraduate)

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Want a step ahead in a career that involves medication prescribing?

The Pharmacology Certificate explores fundamental concepts in pharmacology, which is the study of how chemical agents, including drugs, affect biological systems. A basic understanding of pharmacology concepts prepares students for further education and careers in medical/health science professions.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Are interested in caring for people's health
  • Like solving complex problems
  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Enjoy math, chemistry and biology
  • Able to multi-task and are detail-oriented

Career Opportunities

  • Physician
  • Physician assistant
  • Dentist
  • Other health care professions

Recent Employers

  • New program in 2023

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The Exploratory Studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the Exploratory Studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a Career Coach in the Office of Career Development.