2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
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2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemical, Biological Radiological, Nuclear Defense Certificate

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Program Description:

The CBRND Certificate program will be populated by many science departments (MS, MPH, and PhD programs) at WSU, WPAFB, Battelle, Calamityville, and more.

The courses exist now as electives in the department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and have already prompted students to choose Pharmacology & Toxicology as a choice of MS programs and students are taking more than the required electives so they have the background these classes offer. A certificate will potentially boost this number because the three classes are part of the existing curriculum (as electives). The Public Health program has incorporated the 3 classes into some of their curriculums as required core courses. The student population includes MPH graduate students, Aerospace medicine and Medical Professionals from WPAFB. The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) recommends students for our defense courses.

This certificate program supports the University’s mission of diversity and goal of achieving an intellectual and cultural environment. The certificate also follows the Pharmacology and Toxicology department’s educational mission related to teaching in the medical, nursing, graduate and undergraduate curricula and in particular the master’s program goal of a stimulating, well-rounded education in Pharmacology and Toxicology. The certificate will aid the program in recruiting students from universities as well as the military and industrial sectors.

Admissions Requirements:

To be admitted in the certificate program students need to meet the following qualifications:

  • BS degree in science or health related field
  • If the applicant’s native language is not English, a minimum score of 213(CBT) or 79/120(IBT) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required or a band 6 through the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • 3.0 grade point average.

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