The certificate program in behavioral pharmacology is offered by
Rutgers' Department of Psychology at New Brunswick/Piscataway. The
program's primary goals are to provide undergraduate students with an
integrated academic and practical background in psychopharmacology and
the behavioral sciences that will enhance their eligibility for
employment in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and/or health-related
industries. The certificate program provides a direct service to the
diverse social and economic needs of New Jersey and serves the
interests and needs of students at Rutgers. In general, the program
will produce a well-educated and experienced workforce that will be
attractive to employers in various sectors of the biomedical research
community. Applications for the program and the requirements are
available from the Department of Psychology. Professor George Wagner is
the director of the program (email@example.com).
Student Qualifications for Program Entry
1. Junior or senior year standing.
of General Psychology (01:830:101) and Quantitative Methods
(01:830:200) with grades of C or better.
3. At least a B (3.0 to 4.0) average in the major.
4. A letter of support from your faculty research adviser.
The certificate program committee evaluates each application and
selects interns based on academic excellence, relevant experience, and
a personal statement outlining career goals.
Requirements for Completion of the Program
Students are required to complete three of the following four courses with a grade of B or better:
01:830:311 Conditioning and Learning (3)
01:830:313 Physiological Psychology (3)
01:830:363 Behavioral Pharmacology (3)
01:830:412 Neuropsychopharmacology (3)
also must complete two terms of research for a minimum of 6 credits in
participating faculty members' laboratories. To complete this
requirement, the student may take 01:830:495,496 Research in
Psychology, or, if qualified, 01:830: 497,498 Honors Research in
In addition, completion of a summer internship in
a participating pharmaceutical or biotechnology company is required.
Students become eligible for summer internships after they have
completed at least one term of independent study in the laboratory of a
Rutgers faculty member who participates in the certificate program. The
major adviser, the company sponsor, and the certificate program
committee will jointly determine a student's placement in a