Whether you're an industry professional or a college graduate preparing for an advanced degree, UC Berkeley Extension has the academic quality you need. Enhance your background with a variety of lower-division prerequisites and upper-division science courses to prepare for health professions programs, or further your education with coursework in advanced biosciences and biotechnology. Our coursework will help you

  • prepare you for advanced programs in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy and other health care programs;
  • stay current with the industry's latest developments and learn practical knowledge on topics of critical importance to life sciences companies;
  • meet the math and statistics requirements to enter M.B.A. or other advanced degree programs; and
  • meet the requirements and improve your science grade point average to be a competitive applicant for graduate school or clinical laboratory science programs.
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Professional certificates and specialized programs of study

Professional certificates are the highest level of academic achievement from UC Berkeley Extension. Specialized programs of study provide focused subject concentrations to develop skills within specific disciplines. Learn more.

Working in Pharmaceuticals?

In the Drug Development Process: An Intensive Seminar, understand the processes that are vital to successfully bringing a biotechnology product to market. Interact with experts and colleagues from a wide range of disciplines in the biopharmaceutical industry. Leave with knowledge of the entire process, enabling you to understand industry terminology and work more effectively in multidisciplinary teams.

Oct. 19–23
San Francisco Campus
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Meet Your Instructor

Steven Pon, Math for Management

"I'm interested in how online education increases access to courses for students with so many other commitments in their lives. I've taught students working for the Peace Corps in Africa, students working in Afghanistan, students who travel frequently for work, and students who just have full-time jobs or families and can't work a traditional, in-class, regimented course into their schedule. Helping students continue their education alongside the other aspects of their life and career is rewarding. When students tell me that something they learned in class has given them a new perspective on their work, or when they have gained a new understanding on a topic they've struggled with in the past, that's a good feeling for me as a teacher. My teaching style is to give students the right questions to ask and guide them along their own path of discovery. Teachers have to deliver ways of thinking and habits of mind that will be more useful to students in their future careers and studies."

Steven Pon, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in residence at the University of Connecticut. He is doing research in algebraic combinatorics and mathematics education.

Contact the Sciences, Mathematics and Biotechnology Department

Sciences: extension-science@berkeley.edu | (510) 642-8108

Biotechnology: extension-science@berkeley.edu | (510) 642-1062

Mathematics: extension-mathstat@berkeley.edu | (510) 642-1062

Online: extension-science-online@berkeley.edu | (510) 642-7345

director
Patrick Brown,
Director
Sciences, Mathematics and Biotechnology
director
Victoria Sharma,
Program Director
Biotechnology and Mathematics
director
Shoshana Katzman,
Program Director
Health Sciences
director
Sharon Doyle,
Program Director
Advanced Biosciences