Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense Certificate Program


Important Note About Registration

If you plan to complete this certificate program, you must notify Catherine Winslow ( before registering for the courses.


The Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense series of courses at Wright State University is excellent for students new to CBRN defense and contributes volumes to those who work with CBRN defense in their careers and military jobs. Courses normally taught to Army, Air Force and Marine CBRN units typically include the key learning points for the selected threats but rarely peek behind the curtain. WSU's CBRN Defense courses move into graduate-level learning with a wide variety of threats that most military units have never heard of but could likely encounter. Classes are offered online every semester.

Courses Offered

These courses greatly enhance CBRN responders’ ability to speak confidently about the full spectrum of CBRN threats. As a leader and a scientist within the CBRN community, a student who earns a CBRN Defense Graduate Certificate will clearly be set apart from his or her peers as a true CBRN professional.

Man in a gas maskAdmission Requirements

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

If the applicant's native language is not English, a minimum score of 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).

How to Apply

Applicants who are out-of-state, federal employees may be eligible for a tuition waiver granting in-state tuition.

For more information, contact Kelley Williams,

Program Administrators

Terry L Oroszi, M.S., Ed.D.

Pharmacology & Toxicology-SOM
Associate Professor & Vice Chair, Pharmacology & Toxicology; Director, MS Graduate Program, P&T, BSOM; Director, CBRN Defense Certificate Program
Health Sciences Bldg 217, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Kelley Joel Williams, Ph.D.

Pharmacology & Toxicology-SOM
Adjunct Faculty, Pharmacology & Toxicology;
Last edited on 06/26/2024.