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2020 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin 
2020 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Clinical Research, B.S. (CIP 51.2006)

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Degree Requirements

In addition to the requirements of the academic major, students must comply with the General Academic Regulations for Graduation  and Undergraduate Academic Policies .  As part of these policies, students must complete the General College Curriculum , which is based on the degree.

Major Requirements

Clinical research is a branch of medical science that determines the safety and effectiveness of medications, devices, diagnostic products, and treatment regimens intended for human use. It is also concerned with investigating the influence of population and biological diversity, as well as disease states on responses to treatment. The results of clinical research studies (especially clinical trials) are essential for gaining approval for marketing new medications and devices; or, new indications of existing products from regulatory agencies throughout the world.

The objective of the major is to prepare students for distinguished careers in clinical research. Graduates of this program are expected to perform a wide variety of roles in the clinical research and drug development process. Clinical research has emerged as a multidisciplinary enterprise that requires a highly trained team of scientists and clinical research support staff serving a variety of functions. This novel program was developed through the efforts of the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences faculty, adjunct faculty, and corporate partners. It provides BS students with the didactic and experiential training necessary for the development of diverse careers as clinical researchers in contract research organizations (CROs), pharmaceutical companies, government agencies, or academia. The growing demand for high-quality clinical monitors and study coordinators suggests that students from this program will receive excellent employment opportunities immediately following graduation.

Candidates for the B.S. degree with a major in clinical research must complete a minimum of 51 hours in clinical research courses which include:

Additional Requirements

In addition, students must also complete the

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