Apr 04, 2020  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 University Catalog

Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business – Major


This bachelor’s level program is designed to prepare ‘job ready’ graduates to competently assume entry-level business positions in the pharmaceutical, life sciences, diagnostics, device, healthcare and other industries, in fields such as marketing, advertising, sales, consulting, medical education, public relations, operations, compliance, market research and project management. Additionally it also prepares students to successfully undertake graduate education in business and related fields.

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 2019 and beyond (graduating classes of 2023 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


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