BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy Administration Major
Pharmacy Administration focuses on the business of pharmacy healthcare. Students are prepared in the foundational sciences of pharmacy, including pharmacology and medicinal chemistry, in addition to anatomy and physiology, chemistry, biology, physics, and calculus. However, the curriculum in the junior and senior years of the program focuses on the healthcare landscape and the business of healthcare, along with foundational business classes including economics, management, marketing, finance, sales, business statistics and analysis, accounting, organizational behavior, and an industry-based internship.
Most students earn one or more minor degrees from the College of Business Administration and Innovation in addition to the BS degree. These minor degrees may include a Business Administration Minor; Professional Sales Minor; International Business Minor; Business Administration Minor and Professional Sales Minor; International Business Minor and Business Administration Minor; Business Administration Minor and MBA Track; Professional Sales/Business Administration Minors and MBA Track; and International Business/Business Administration Minors and MBA Track. The MBA track coursework allows students to complete up to 24 credits of graduate coursework toward the MBA degree as an undergraduate.
Student learning outcomes:
- Apply knowledge of current societal trends to describe the regional, national, and global healthcare landscape.
- Detect the trends in national healthcare delivery, and assess the drivers of and barriers to healthcare utilization.
- Generate a business plan for a project or program designed to meet the needs of a contemporary pharmacy or healthcare opportunity.
- Design business strategies to successfully manage human and capital resources in the provision of healthcare services.
- Analyze the economic forces at play in healthcare, and evaluate the direction for profitability in the industry given health policy and legislative constraints.
- Evaluate the career opportunities available to BSPS Pharmacy Administration candidates, and create a plan for networking and marketability of yourself following graduation.
Pharmacy Administration graduates are often employed by chain and independent community pharmacies as store managers or regional/division managers, and by hospitals and health systems as directors of departments or divisions, or in data analysis. Graduates are also employed by the pharmaceutical and device industries as sales representatives, in finance or marketing divisions, or in regulatory affairs. Graduates are also employed by the healthcare insurance industry, government, pharmaceutical research and contract research organizations, and long-term care industry.
PHAM Professional Division Curriculum
- Curriculum for students entering the P1 year in Fall 2013 and Beyond
- Curriculum for students entering the P1 year in Fall 2012 (page 5)
- Curriculum for students entering the P1 year in Fall 2011
- Curriculum for students entering the P1 year in Fall 2010 (page 6)
- Curriculum for students entering the P1 year in 2009 (page 6)
- Curriculum for students entering the P1 year before Fall 2009