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  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 University 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, life sciences, diagnostics, device, and healthcare industries, in fields such as marketing, advertising, sales, market research, project management, and consulting. Additionally it also prepares students 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 building broad-based business knowledge and practical skill development in the tasks required of leaders in the industry. Our students’ 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 industry roles.

The curriculum integrates the fundamentals of business with liberal arts and biological sciences courses. Students take courses in business (marketing, economics, accounting, finance, 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.

BS in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Curriculum (120 credits)


Students entering in Catalog Year 2017 and beyond (graduating classes of 2021 and beyond)—with general education.

General Education


  • General Education Humanities Discipline Requirement Credits: 3
  • Multidisciplinary Inquiry Requirement Credits: 6

Business Elective (8 credits)


Unrestricted Elective (3 credits)


BS in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Sample Curriculum Plan


Students entering in Catalog Year 2017 and beyond (graduating classes of 2021 and beyond)—with general education.

First Year


Second Year


Fall Semester


  • General Education Humanities Requirement Credits: 3
  • Multidisciplinary Inquiry Credits: 3

Credits/Semester: 17


Spring Semester


  • Unrestricted Elective Credits: 3
  • Multidisciplinary Inquiry Credits: 3

Credits/Semester: 15


Third Year


Fourth Year


Total Credits: 120


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