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2011-2012 University Catalog 
    
2011-2012 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business – Major (BS)


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This bachelor’s level program is designed to prepare graduates to competently assume entry-level business positions in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, including related fields such as sales, marketing, advertising, life science diagnostics and devices, and consulting, as well as to successfully undertake graduate education in business and the healthcare industry.

Graduates of the program are prepared to eventually fulfill leadership and management responsibilities in a variety of healthcare industry settings through the curriculum’s emphasis on both knowledge and practical experience in the tasks required of leaders in the industry. Their unique understanding of the scientific, professional, economic, and practical issues that influence pharmaceutical and healthcare business prepares them for success in a broad range of employment opportunities.

The curriculum integrates the fundamentals of the liberal arts and biological sciences with business courses. Students take courses in business (finance, marketing, economics, and management) as well as courses with a focus on knowledge of the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector. An optional industry internship may be scheduled between the third and fourth years of the program.

Degree Requirements


To qualify for the bachelor of science in pharmaceutical and healthcare business, a minimum of 124 credit hours of approved courses is required in the curriculum (126 credit hours are required for Catalog Years 2007–2009).

Ordinarily, a minimum of one year 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 one year or equivalent in residence at the University to receive a bachelor of science in pharmaceutical and healthcare business. 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.

Much of business 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).

BS in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Curriculum (126 credits)


Students admitted in the class of 2012 (Catalog Year 2008)—with general education.

General Education


  • Humanities Discipline Requirement Credits: 6
  • General Education Unrestricted Elective Credits: 3
  • Social Sciences Discipline Requirement Credits: 3
    (Recommend AN 101 - Introduction to Anthropology and Health Behavior)

Intellectual Heritage I & II


(Choose two)

Program (Business) Elective (3 credits)


Proficiencies


  • Writing Proficiency

BS in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Sample Curriculum Plan (126 credits)


Students entering in Catalog Year 2008 (graduating class of 2012)—with general education.

First Year


Second Year


Intellectual Heritage I Credits: 3


(Choose one)

Credits/Semester: 18


Spring Semester


  • Humanities Discipline Requirement Credits: 3

Intellectual Heritage II Credits: 3


(Choose one)

Credits/Semester: 18


Third Year


Fourth Year


Total Credits: 126


Note:


Students must pass the writing proficiency examination as a requirement for graduation.

BS in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Curriculum (126 credits)


Students entering in Catalog Year 2009 (graduating class of 2013)—with general education.

General Education


  • Humanities Discipline Requirement Credits: 6
  • General Education Unrestricted Elective Credits: 3
  • Social Sciences Discipline Requirement Credits: 3
    (Recommend EC 201 Introduction to Microeconomics)

Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business


Program (Business) Elective (3 credits)


BS in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Sample Curriculum Plan (126 credits)


Students entering in Catalog Years 2009 (graduating class of 2013)—with general education.

First Year


Second Year


Intellectual Heritage I Credits: 3


(Choose one)

Credits/Semester: 18


Spring Semester


  • Humanities Discipline Requirement Credits: 3

Intellectual Heritage II Credits: 3


(Choose one)

Credits/Semester: 18


Third Year


Fall Semester


  • Social Science Discipline Requirement Credits: 3
    (Recommend EC 201 - Introduction to Microeconomics)

Credits/Semester: 17


Credits/Semester: 15


Fourth Year


Total Credits: 126


BS in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Curriculum (124 credits)


Students entering in Catalog Year 2010 (graduating class of 2014)—with general education.

General Education


  • Humanities Discipline Requirement Credits: 6
  • General Education Unrestricted Elective Credits: 3

Program (Business) Elective (3 credits)


Unrestricted Elective (9 credits)


BS in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Sample Curriculum Plan (124 credits)


Students entering in Catalog Years 2010 (graduating class of 2014)—with general education.

First Year


Second Year


Fall Semester


  • Humanities Discipline Requirement Credits: 3

Intellectual Heritage I Credits: 3


(Choose one)

Credits/Semester: 17


Spring Semester


  • General Education Unrestricted Elective Credits: 3

Intellectual Heritage II Credits: 3


(Choose one)

Credits/Semester: 15


Third Year


Fourth Year


Total Credits: 124


BS in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Curriculum (124 credits)


Students entering in Catalog Years 2011 and beyond (graduating classes of 2015 and beyond)—with general education.

General Education


  • Humanities Discipline Requirement Credits: 3
  • General Education Unrestricted Elective Credits: 3

Business Elective (3 credits)


Mayes Elective (6 credits)


Unrestricted Elective (9 credits)


BS in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Sample Curriculum Plan (124 credits)


Students entering in Catalog Years 2011 and beyond (graduating classes of 2015 and beyond)—with general education.

First Year


Second Year


Fall Semester


  • Humanities Discipline Requirement Credits: 3

Intellectual Heritage I Credits: 3


(Choose one)

Credits/Semester: 17


Spring Semester


  • General Education Unrestricted Elective Credits: 3

Intellectual Heritage II Credits: 3


(Choose one)

Credits/Semester: 15


Third Year


Fall Semester


  • Mayes Elective (courses with PB, HP, BW, or WR prefix) Credits: 3
  • Unrestricted Elective Credits: 3

Credits/Semester: 17


Credits/Semester: 15


Fourth Year


Fall Semester


  • Business Elective Credits: 3
  • Mayes Elective (courses with PB, HP, BW, or WR prefix) Credits: 3
  • Unrestricted Elective Credits: 3

Credits/Semester: 16


Credits/Semester: 14


Total Credits: 124


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