Forensic Drug Chemistry Online Graduate Certificate
Forensic Drug Chemistry Overview

The University of Florida’s online Graduate Certificate in Forensic Drug Chemistry is comprised of five 3-credit courses and has been designed to meet the needs of today’s working professionals.

This program, which is provided by the University of Florida’s College of Pharmacy, is structured to provide students with a strong foundation in analytical techniques, drug pharmacology, forensic drug chemistry, expert testimony, QA/QC procedures and drug synthesis.

The program is novel in featuring modules in forensic pharmacology, drug synthesis, expert testimony and QA/QC procedures.


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Who is this concentration for?

This program may be of interest to those currently working or seeking employment in the following areas: law enforcement agencies, military services and pharmaceutical industry.

Degree Completion

Upon completion of the 15-credit online graduate certificate program, students will receive a University of Florida Graduate Certificate in Forensic Drug Chemistry. This certificate program is open to appropriately qualified local, national and international students.

Course Progression

Required Courses

Course # Course Title Credits Spring Summer Fall
VME 6613 Forensic Toxicology I 3
VME 6766 Laboratory QA/QC 3
PHA 6471 Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry 3
PHA 6840 Medicinal Chemistry of Drugs of Abuse 3
PHA 6417 Pharmaceutical Analysis II 3

Course Syllabus Catalog

The general course policies and the most recent course syllabus catalog are available as a PDF for download here.

Graduation Requirements

In order to earn this certificate, students must complete all required courses with a grade of C or higher and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students must apply to graduate in their final term.