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.

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Jobs in the Life Sciences Industry
Noted life sciences recruiter Toby Freedman describes the many career opportunities in industry, government and nonprofits, based on her interviews with more than 200 industry executives. Freedman offers her executive recruiting perspective on networking, résumés and interviewing so that you can be more prepared and stand out from other applicants.

July 24
7–9 pm
Belmont: Belmont Center
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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

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