Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Location: Boston
Start Term: Fall

As a pharmaceutical executive in management, sales or marketing, you work alongside clinicians and researchers to make meaningful contributions. This program educates students to have a business professional’s skills and a scientist’s understanding, so you can manage operations, develop market opportunities, find innovative business approaches, and improve healthcare outcomes through data analysis.

This full-time, four-year undergraduate degree provides a blended curriculum of biological/pharmaceutical sciences and business for students interested in business careers in the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry. The integration of these pre-professional studies with the Arts and Sciences core curriculum fosters critical thinking, decision-making, and oral and written communication skills – all key strengths for executive success.

Freshman applicants can view their admission requirements on the Undergraduate Applicants page.  

Students with 12 or more college credits may transfer in to the first, second, or third year of the program. Courses must have been completed at a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of C or better for transfer. Math and science courses taken more than ten years prior to the anticipated date of matriculation to MCPHS will not be accepted.

While there are no specific required courses for entry into the first year of our program, the admission committee will look for success in any math and science courses you have already taken. If you complete any of the courses listed below, you may receive transfer credit and your first year course load may be lighter. However, due to the lock-step nature of MCPHS programs, entering the first year of the program with transfer credits will not change the total length of your program. Courses, other than elective courses, may not be moved forward in your schedule.

Required Courses For Admission To Year II of the Program:

  • General Biology I (3 credits)
  • General Biology II with lab (4 credits)
  • Basic Chemistry I & II with lab (8 credits)
  • Calculus I & II (6 credits)
  • Expository Writing I & II (6 credits)
  • American Culture, Identity, Public Life (3 credits) (Acceptable substitutions include American History, US History, US Government, Western Civilization)

Required Courses For Admission To Year III of the Program:

  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II (6 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits) (Acceptable substitutions include Basic Statistics, Biostatistics, Psychological Statistics, Economic Statistics
  • Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • Organizational Psychology (3 credits)
  • Interpersonal Communications for Health Professionals (3 credits)
  • Economics (3 credits) (Acceptable courses include Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, or General Economics)
  • Humanities Elective (3 credits) (Acceptable courses include Literature, Creative Writing, Philosophy, Ethics, Religious Studies, Select Fine Arts, Advanced Level Languages)
  • Behavioral Science Elective (3 credits) (Acceptable courses include any upper-level psychology course)
  • Social Science Elective (3 credits) (Acceptable courses include History, Political Science, Government, American Studies, Geography, Anthropology, Economics)

Year I-Fall 

COURSE
TITLE

 

SEMESTER HOURS

BIO 151

Biology I: Cell and Molecular Biology

3

CHE 110

Basic Chemistry I (w/lab)

4

FYS 101

First Year Seminar

1

LIB 111

Expository Writing I

3

LIB 120

Introduction to Psychology

3

MAT 151

Calculus I

3

TOTAL


17

 

Year I-Spring

COURSE
TITLE

 

SEMESTER HOURS

BIO 152

Biology II: Biology of Organisms (w/ lab)

4

CHE 210

Basic Chemistry II (w/lab)

4

LIB 112

Expository Writing II

3

LIB 133

American Culture, Identity, and Public Life

3

MAT 152

Calculus II

3

TOTAL


17

 

Year II-Fall 

COURSE
TITLE

 

SEMESTER HOURS

BEH 355

Organizational Psychology

3

BI0 110

Anatomy and Physiology I (no lab)

3

BIO 255

Medical Microbiology (w/lab)

4

MAT 261

Statistics

3


Distribution elective

3

TOTAL


16

 

Year II-Spring

COURSE
TITLE

 

SEMESTER HOURS

B10 210

Anatomy and Physiology II (no lab)

3

LIB 220

Introduction to Interpersonal Communication for Health Professionals

3

SSC 210

Economics

2


Distribution electives

6

TOTAL


14

 

Year III-Fall

COURSE
TITLE

 

SEMESTER HOURS

PSB 261

Management

3

PSB 375

Fundamentals of Drug Development

4

PSB 359

Marketing

3


Distribution elective

3


Professional elective

3

TOTAL


16

 

Year III-Spring

COURSE
TITLE

 

SEMESTER HOURS

PSB 320

Introduction to Healthcare Delivery

3

PSB 456

Entrepreneurship

3

PSB 315

Business Statistics

3

PSB 423

Pharmaceutical/Healthcare Marketing

3

PSB 425

Healthcare Management

3

TOTAL


15

 

Year IV-Fall

COURSE
TITLE

 

SEMESTER HOURS

LIB 512

Healthcare Ethics

3

PSB 410

FDA and Regulatory Affairs

3

PSB 415

Accounting

3

PSB 418

Pharmacoeconomics

3


Professional elective

3

TOTAL


15

Year IV-Spring

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

PSB 445

Sales of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Products

3

PSB 446

Healthcare Finance

3

PSB 447

Fundamentals of Business Law

3


Professional electives

6

TOTAL


15

 

Total credits to complete degree requirements: 125 s.h

 

Meet Ashley

Ashley Pharmaceutical Healthcare Business student

As a Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business major, she gets to combine two of her passions in one unique program.

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