Science-Business, minor

Program Overview

Are you a science-minded student who also desires to lead and manage people? Or are you a business-oriented individual looking to work in innovative and growing industries? If so, adding a science-business minor to your bachelor's degree is a great opportunity to set yourself apart in your career goals.

The minor program in science-business offers benefits for students in business and the sciences. Learning general business knowledge and skills as a science student will enable you to more easily transition to management positions, go into private practice, or be prepared to pursue an MBA. It is also beneficial for business students to understand basic science to be prepared for careers in science-related industries like biotechnology, medical devices, and pharmaceutical.

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Student Profile

Kristin Vacala

Many of Kristin Vacala’s (06) workdays are spent behind the scenes, in a dark room, observing people. While her work may not sound glamorous, Vacala’s research has a big impact on cancer patients throughout the country.

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This joint minor program is unique to PLNU and offers you an incredible opportunity to prepare for meaningful employment. A science-business minor added to your undergraduate studies is a distinctive way to stand out as you pursue a career in science-related industries.

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Course List

Detailed course information is available on the course catalog. If you are interested in learning more about these offerings, please chose the path for your intended major.

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Are you ready to take the next step to begin your PLNU journey? Whether you’re a high school senior, college transfer student, or international student, find out what we’re looking for in our applicants and how you can apply.

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Student Support

For most students, the transition into college life is one full of adjustments. There is the excitement of newfound freedoms, but also some uncertainty as you begin to make choices and take responsibility for your own future. 

At PLNU, we’re committed to supporting you — academically, professionally, spiritually, personally — so that you may be successful both in your time as a student and beyond. That’s why we offer a holistic support system that focuses on your unique experiences, particular needs, and personal and professional goals — resulting from our deep concern for you, our student.

With a focus on authentic relationships and personalized attention, our goal is to help transform you so you can follow your calling in your own career and life.

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Career Opportunities

The science-business minor program prepares you to serve the needs of the science and technology industries by equipping you with the science and business skills needed in today’s competitive environment. As a result, you’ll be ready to launch a career in industries such as biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical devices, environmental science, and healthcare.

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Dawne Page, Ph.D.

Dr. Dawne Page, chair of the Department of Biology, holds a Ph.D. in immunology from the University of California, San Francisco, and teaches courses in genetics and immunology. Her research involves exploring B cell development and maturation in zebrafish.

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Adding a science-business minor to your degree can help lead to the following jobs:

  • Business Analyst
  • Technical Sales
  • Private Practice
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Consultant
  • Project Manager


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