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Science and Management of Biomedical Therapeutics, Pre-Bachelor

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This minor provides preparatory training to undergraduate students in fields related to pharmacy and medicine.

Faculty at the School of Pharmacy specifically developed many of the new courses within the minor to help better prepare undergraduates focused on pre-pharmacy, pre-medicine and other health-related professions. 

Students in the Trojan Admission Pre-Pharmacy (TAP) program are strongly encouraged to pursue this minor as part of their undergraduate training, or at minimum, take several of the new pharmacy-related courses as part of their overall undergraduate experience.

Courses in this minor will also introduce undergraduate students to drug and device development by presenting topics and case studies related to the regulatory challenges associated with the discovery and development of biomedical products. 

Overall, the courses will provide foundational knowledge that will lead to new opportunities in careers in the biomedical industry, life sciences, nutrition and food sciences, diagnostics, drug and medical devices

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses for Undergraduate Minor:

  • Mysterious Deaths: History of Poisons in Literature
  • Human Pharmacology: Challenge of Therapeutics in Society
  • Neuropharmacology in Health and Disease
  • Neuroimmunity in Health and Disease
  • Pharmacology and Sociology of Drug Abuse
  • The Discovery, Development and Marketing of Medicines
  • Innovations in Medical Product Development
  • Globalization in the Biomedical Industry
  • Medical Products: From Idea to Market
  • Food Safety: The Good, The Bad and The Deadly Directed Research
To gain a solid foundation for the minor two core courses (selected from the four below) are required:
  • Human Pharmacology: Challenge of Therapeutics in Society
  • Neuropharmacology in Health and Disease
  • The Discovery, Development and Marketing of Medicines
  • Medical Products: From Idea to Market

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • The minor consists of 20+ units of upper division course work that do not overlap with the major, another minor or general education requirements of undergraduate programs. 
  • A maximum of 4 units can be met by taking Directed Research (RXRS 490X).  

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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