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Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management Option

The only public program of its kind in Massachusetts, the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management option is perfect for students interested in careers that integrate health sciences and business.

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Gain a Valuable Foundation in Health Sciences and Business

The Pharmaceutical Sciences Marketing and Management option prepares you for a career as a pharmaceutical executive in management, sales or marketing. You’ll gain a valuable foundation in health sciences and business, which will prepare you for a variety of job opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry, or continue your degree in the graduate program.  

  • Students interested in UMass Lowell’s MBA program in the Manning School of Business will take a business minor for a direct pathway.
  • Students can prepare for Masters in Pharmaceutical Sciences through selection of relevant electives in their junior and senior year of their baccalaureate degree.

Prepare for a Rewarding Career

A unique blend of business and scientific courses, the program prepares you to:

  • Be a leader in pharmaceutical project management.
  • Market and promote novel therapeutics.
  • Develop entrepreneurial skills in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields.
  • Integrate new technology to promote health for diverse populations worldwide.
  • Work in Quality assurance/control (QA/QC). 
  • Pursue Lab-based research positions. 

The Pharmaceutical Sciences Marketing and Management Option is designed for students interested in careers in health that integrate the science and business aspects of the development and marketing of new pharmaceuticals. With 15 free electives/credits, the program allows for flexibility so that you could earn a minor in Business and continue into UMass Lowell’s MBA program in the Manning School of Business. You’ll learn about the pharmaceutical industry, the field of digital health, public health, nutrition and more, giving you a strong foundation to pursue multiple job opportunities.

  • A high school diploma.
  • Overall cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater.
  • Completion of high school program that focuses on college prep courses including English, biology, and chemistry.  It is strongly recommended that incoming freshman take math through pre-calculus or calculus and complete high school physics.
  • Minimum combined SAT scores of 1,080 (mathematics and verbal).
  • Students must be able to meet the technical standards of the college and the program so that they can actively participate in all phases of class, practicum and laboratory work, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Read more about the admissions process on the Undergraduate Admissions website.

The Pharmaceutical Sciences Marketing and Management Option can lead to the following graduate programs here at UMass Lowell:

UMass Lowell undergraduate students with a 3.0 GPA or better have the opportunity to save time and money by earning a bachelor's and a master's degree in a little as five years. Students can continue from bachelor’s to master’s level studies within their own department. Or students can apply to a program in a different department to create a set of skills to meet emerging needs in the workplace and their own academic interests.

Learn more about Bachelor's to Master's Programs 

Please refer to the UMass Lowell Graduate Catalog for the latest information about courses, retention, degree and thesis requirements.

Career Opportunities

With a B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management, you’ll be prepared for a career in the pharmaceutical industry as well as support industries, like managed care organizations, the FDA and regulatory authorities and other biopharmaceutical research areas.

Recent graduates of this program have gone onto work for both large and small pharmaceutical companies like Moderna, Vertex, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, and Hooke Laboratories.  Others have chosen to continue on to graduate school and earn Master’s level degrees in Business Administration (MBA) or Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Graduates of this program will be able to move into careers within the pharmaceutical and related industries in:

  • Marketing and Sales
  • Business Development
  • Managed Care Program Administration
  • Project Leadership
  • Quality Control and Regulatory Affairs
  • Medical Writing
  • Medical Affairs
  • Research and Development

We encourage students to use UMass Lowell's Career Services to find jobs upon graduation.