Regulatory Affairs Associates degree


Students in Regulatory Affairs programs learn about food and drug law, product life cycles, clinical trials, post market issues, technical writing and risk management.

An associate degree in regulatory affairs prepares students for work in industries that must comply with extensive government regulations.  Examples of these industries are pharmaceutical and biotech companies, medical device manufacturers, and some  food industries.  Regulatory affairs professionals work with federal (FDA or EMA), state, and local regulatory agencies and personnel.

Associates degrees are two year degrees.


Different types of associates degrees

The main difference between the types of associate degrees lies in whether or not the degree will directly transfer to a four-year college.

  • A.A.S. (Associate of Applied Science) degrees are professional technical degrees that prepare students to enter workforce.


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