The life sciences industry is highly regulated by governmental agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Industry professionals must have a working knowledge of the regulatory environment in which they work, and a commitment to repeatedly producing safe, effective and reliable products.
While many college science graduates understand concepts surrounding repeatability, they don't necessarily know that there is an entire body of knowledge employed to ensure safety of pharmaceuticals and medical device products, even at the discovery stage. The American Society of Quality Biomedical Division provides training and education programs and networking opportunities to help professionals advance their careers. Other industry resources include the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS), and California regional groups such as Orange County Regulatory Affairs (OCRA) and San DIego Regulatory Affairs Network (SDRAN).
The amazing range and number of job openings for quality assurance professionals in the life sciences industry can be discovered using web search tools - they are some of the most in-demand jobs currently.
CSU Dominguez Hills provides baccalaureate and graduate level quality assurance programs to professionals in a variety of industries. Most recently, CSU Dominguez Hills partnered with the biotechnology industry to adapt its coursework to more closely align with industry practice. The CSU Dominguez Hills courses from this certificate can be applied towards the Master of Science in Quality Assurance program listed below to provide a more comprehensive program for professionals seeking to advance their career in Quality Assurance. If you are interested in this certificate, please use contacts below.
Bachelors of Science in Quality Assurance (Online)
The online Bachelor of Science in Quality Assurance (BSQA) degree program blends the basic sciences with the technologies, management principles, quality concepts and statistical tools needed to prepare professionals for careers in Quality Assurance, and to enhance the careers of working professionals in the field seeking career enhancement. Those students more interested in the technical areas of Quality can pursue a Measurement Science option.
Master of Science in Quality Assurance (Online)
The online Master of Science in Quality Assurance (MSQA) degree program is designed to prepare professionals in quality, engineering, science, management, health care, government and service industries for career advancement. Topics covered include Total Quality Management (TQM), Six Sigma, ISO 9000, reliability, benchmarking, process improvement, quality control, human factors in quality assurance, measurement and testing techniques, quality project management, productivity, quality function management, and customer satisfaction.