To qualify for the bachelor of science in pharmaceutical marketing and management, a minimum of 129 credit hours of approved courses is required in the curriculum (131 credit hours are required for Catalog Years 2004-2006.)
Ordinarily, a minimum of two years of resident study is required for a BS degree regardless of the nature or extent of previous academic training. This means that students who have attended any college of liberal arts and sciences, notwithstanding credit previously earned, must enroll for at least two years or equivalent in residence at the University to receive a bachelor of science in pharmaceutical marketing and management. Such students, however, will receive credit in the basic sciences and general education subjects that compare favorably in content and credit hours with similar courses included in the curriculum at the University and in which they received a grade of “C” or better.
To qualify for entry into the third year of the curriculum, a student must have completed all required first- and second-year courses and have attained the minimum cumulative grade point average established by the faculty, currently a 2.00. To remain in good academic standing, students must maintain a minimum semester GPA, currently 2.30, throughout the remainder of the program.
Students in the bachelor of science program in pharmaceutical marketing and management are subject to program probation. Students admitted into the graduating class of 2011 and beyond will be withdrawn from the program if, during their sophomore, junior, or senior years, they exceed two semesters of program probation. Program probation is defined as achieving less than a 2.30 (“C+”) semester GPA in any given semester.
Much of sales and marketing is concerned with professional communications, which includes both verbal and writing skills. Passing the writing proficiency examination is a graduation requirement for students who entered in Catalog Year 2008 or earlier (see Catalog Year for Degree Requirements). Students who have failed the examination are urged to seek assistance from the Writing Center. Students who entered in Catalog Year 2006 or earlier must also pass the computer competency requirement.