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What courses do pharmaceutical business majors take?
Majors split their time between science and business, building a solid background in the foundational sciences of biology and chemistry. The dynamics of the pharmaceutical industry are learned through courses in the Raabe College of Pharmacy. At the same time, The James F. Dicke College of Business Administration provides comprehensive knowledge of business principles and practices. Majors can select from a variety of concentrations. Required classes of all PHBU majors:
- Principles & Concepts of Human Biology (BIOL 1101)
- Anatomy & Physiology 1 (BIOL 2311)
- Chemistry for the Health Sciences (CHEM 1201)
- Intro. to Pharmaceutical Sciences (PHBU 3051)
- Pharmacy Legal Environment (PHBU 3171)
- Intro. to Healthcare Systems Finance (PHBU 3651)
- Pharmaceutical Economics (PHBU 3661)
- Contemporary Pharmacy Practice (PHPR 2411)
Do I need an internship?
Yes, pharmaceutical majors are required to complete a three-credit-hour internship during their junior or senior year and one-credit-hour for freshmen and sophomores. Coveted internships are available with companies like Apotex, Medco and Teva.
What careers are available for pharmaceutical business majors?
The pharmaceutical business major was designed with the input of executives in the pharmaceutical industry, meaning ONU pharmaceutical business graduates stand out from other applicants in the hunt for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and health-care jobs. Majors find careers as corporate benefits managers, marketing or sales executives for global pharmaceutical companies or industry analysts and consultants on pharmacy and health issues for the government and investment banks.