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Clinical Research

Available: Fall

Program Description

The Clinical Research program will provide you with knowledge and insight into the most recent developments in the clinical research field. You will learn current research design concepts, analysis and quality assurance of the day-to-day operations in clinical trials. You will study clinical studies across the pharmaceutical, medical device and natural health product sectors that will give you that competitive edge in this dynamic industry of hospital research centers and clinical research organizations. As a student in this program you will benefit from a work term where you will put your studies into practice, work alongside industry professionals and develop a network of industry contacts ahead of graduation.



2 Semesters (1 Year)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Your Career

Upon graduation, you may find employment with hospitals, Contract Research Organizations (CROs), government, or within the pharmaceutical, medical device or natural health product industries.

Work-Integrated Learning - Optional

Optional Work Term

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional work term(s) in a formal work environment.  The work term(s) is similar in length to an academic semester and typically involves full-time work hours that may be paid or unpaid. In programs with limited work term opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility.  Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional work term stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Affiliations and Associations

  • Clinical Research Association of Canada (CRAC)
  • Network of Networks (N2)
  • Consortium of Academic Programs in Clinical Research (CoAPCR)
  • Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP)

Related Careers


This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

  • A recognized degree from an accredited institution in Life Sciences, Nursing or a closely related field.
  • English proficiency at the college level is required.

Applicant Selection

  • All eligible applicants are required to complete an Applicant Profile and attend a mandatory orientation session where a $55 pre-admissions test will be administered.
  • Applicants are selected on the basis of the results of the above assignments, English proficiency and academic credentials.
  • In some instances an interview may be required.

Program Costs

Choose academic year:

Tuition – Domestic


Tuition – International


Book & Supply Costs


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.


Need to know more about your application and/or the application process? Reach out to our admissions advisors for assistance.

416.491.5050 ext. 22840
416.491.5050 ext. 22365

Student Recruitment

Have questions about Seneca’s campuses, financial aid, student supports and more? Connect with one of our student recruiters for more information or to book a campus tour.

Additional Contacts
Financial Aid & Awards

Program Coordinator

Paola Battiston 416.491.5050 ext. 33760

Program Chair

Paola Battiston 416.491.5050 ext. 33760

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions

Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities

Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees

A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates

Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network