Completion of the Human Genome Project and advances in biomedicine fueled by molecular biology and developments in software, along with the miniaturization and increased capabilities of computer hardware, have created explosive growth in employment opportunities in the biomedical and pharmaceutical industries at the administrative level. A solid lineup of business courses in the MSA core provide students with a strong background in business which dovetails with the courses in theBiomedical/Pharmaceutical Specialization to prepare students for employment on the administrative side of the biomedical/pharmaceutical industries. Students in this specialization focus on IT applications in the biomedical/pharmaceutical sciences; ethical issues in biomedical/pharmaceutical sciences; the latest advances in biomedicine; and development, manufacturing and testing of pharmaceuticals. A capstone course (Professional Development in Biomedical/Pharmaceutical Sciences) and a capstone experience (Internship in Biomedical/Pharmaceutical Industry) provide students with hands-on experience in the industry of their choice and exposure to keyelements in the targeted professional environments, including interpretation, organization and publication of research data; scientific patents; research project development, presentation and funding; and locating and securing positions in the industry of choice. Students completing this specialization will be qualified to interview for positions with a wide variety of companies specializing in biotechnology, biomedicine, medical and scientific equipment and pharmaceuticals.
For more information on core and specilization requirements, please visit our Online UWF Catalog (PDF).
The Biomedical/Pharmaceutical Specialization requirements:
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Dr. Angela Hahn
Department of Biology
University of West Florida
11000 University Parkway, Building 58
Pensacola, FL 32514