Pharmaceutical Product Development Program
The bachelor of science degree in pharmaceutical product development prepares students for careers in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The curriculum was developed through extensive dialog with key industry leaders and is designed to meet the specific needs of students seeking careers in this dynamic field. The curriculum is interdisciplinary in nature; students will acquire a solid foundation in the basic and pharmaceutical sciences, as well as experience in technical writing, oral communication, statistics, economics, and biomedical ethics. While the primary focus is drug development and discovery, the program’s versatility enables students to become proficient in numerous areas of the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.
The bachelor of science degree in pharmaceutical product development pre-pharmacy concentration is based on the same core requirements as above but includes all the typically required courses to apply for admission into graduate programs in pharmacy (doctorate in Pharmacy).
Each student in the program is encouraged (required for pharmaceutical product development majors) to participate in at least one summer internship at an area pharmaceutical or biotechnology firm. Previous internships have been involved with drug formulation, medicinal chemistry, preclinical studies, medical and regulatory affairs, drug safety, data analysis, statistics, and medical writing, as well as marketing and sales.