Life Sciences for Business

Life Sciences for Business is a 4 + 1 program designed to prepare students for leadership in the Biotech industry. The degree includes 33 hours in Biology courses and 33 hours in Business courses. During the 4th year, students take a combination of undergraduate courses and graduate courses leading to the MBA. The last year is devoted to MBA coursework, with a capstone course in the final summer. Students may craft the degree to fit interests in molecular biology, pharmaceuticals or environmental issues by choosing appropriate Biology electives.

First Year

First Semester

  • BIOL 160: General Biology I
    3 Semester Hours
  • BIOL 161: General Biology I Lab
    2 Semester Hours
  • CHEM 160: General Chemistry I
    3 Semester Hours
  • CHEM 161: General Chemistry I Lab
    1 Semester Hour
  • Foreign Language
    3 Semester Hours
  • ECON 200: Microeconomic Principles
    3 Semester Hours
  • ENGL 101 or 115: English Comp. or Rhetoric
    3 Semester Hours

Total: 18

Second Semester

  • BIOL 162: General Biology II
    3 Semester Hours
  • BIOL 163: General Biology II Lab
    2 Semester Hours
  • CHEM 162: General Chemistry II
    3 Semester Hours
  • CHEM 165: General Chemistry II Lab
    1 Semester Hour
  • Foreign Language
    3 Semester Hours
  • ECON 201: Macroeconomic Principles
    3 Semester Hours
  • INFO 120
    1 Semester Hour

Total: 16

Second Year

First Semester

  • CHEM 240: Organic Chemistry I
    3 Semester Hours
  • CHEM 241: Organic Chemistry I Lab
    1 Semester Hour
  • MATH 150: Elements of Calculus I
    3 Semester Hours
  • INFO 220: Management of Info. Technology
    3 Semester Hours
  • History I
    3 Semester Hours
  • THEO 111: Theological Foundations
    3 Semester Hours

Total: 16

Second Semester

  • CHEM 242: Organic Chemistry II
    3 Semester Hours
  • CHEM 243: Organic Chemistry II Lab
    1 Semester Hour
  • Fine Arts Elective
    3 Semester Hours
  • MATH 156: General Statistics
    3 Semester Hours
  • MKTG 300: Principles of Marketing
    3 Semester Hours
  • History II
    3 Semester Hours

Total: 16

Third Year

First Semester

  • PHYS 160: College Phsyics I
    3 Semester Hours
  • PHYS 161: College Phsyics I Lab
    1 Semester Hour
  • ACCT 200: Introductory Financial Accounting
    3 Semester Hours
  • STAT 211: Business Analytics II
    3 Semester Hours
  • BIOL Elective
    4 Semester Hours
  • PHIL 100: Ethics as an Intro. to Philosophy
    3 Semester Hours

Total: 17

Second Semester

  • PHYS 162: College Physics II
    3 Semester Hours
  • PHYS 163: College Physics II Lab
    1 Semester Hour
  • ACCT 201: Introductory Managerial Accounting
    3 Semester Hours
  • MGMT 300: Managerial Behavior
    3 Semester Hours
  • BIOL Elective
    4 Semester Hours
  • ENGL 484 or 489 DCR *
    3 Semester Hours

Total: 17

Fourth Year

First Semester

  • FINC 300: Business Finance
    3 Semester Hours
  • BIOL Elective
    3 Semester Hours
  • ENGL/CLAS 205: Literature & Moral Imagination
    3 Semester Hours
  • PHIL 290: Theory of Knowledge
    3 Semester Hours
  • THEO Elective**
    3 Semester Hours

Total: 16

Second Semester

  • ECON 300: International Trade & Business Environment
    3 Semester Hours
  • MGMT 600: Managing Systems Design & Change
    3 Semester Hours
  • BIOL Elective
    4 Semester Hours
  • THEO 358 or DCR *
    3 Semester Hours
  • PHIL Elective **
    3 Semester Hours

Total: 16

MBA Year

First Semester

  • ACCT 600: Financial Reporting Analysis or
    ACCT 601: Strategic Measure, Evaluation & Control
    3 Semester Hours
  • INFO 600: Information Technology Management
    3 Semester Hours
  • ECON 600: Managerial Economics
    3 Semester Hours
  • BUAD 600: Business Law & Ethics
    3 Semester Hours
  • Graduate Business Elective
    3 Semester Hours

Total: 15

Second Semester

  • FINC 600: Managerial Finance
    3 Semester Hours
  • MGMT 601: Operational Analysis
    3 Semester Hours
  • MKTG 600: Marketing Strategy
    3 Semester Hours
  • Graduate Business Elective
    3 Semester Hours
  • Graduate Business Elective
    3 Semester Hours

Total: 15

MBA Summer

  • Capstone
    3 Semester Hours

 

* Diversity Curriculum Requirement (6). Elective may be used to satisfy other elements of the core or the major.

** At least one THEO/PHIL (3rd-level) elective must have an ERS FOCUS ATTRIBUTE (so that it fulfills the ERS focus requirement in the university core curriculum; MGMT 600 will be taken at the MBA level.