Science-Marketing, minor

Program Overview

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

The minor program in science-marketing offers benefits for students in marketing and the sciences. Learning business and marketing knowledge and skills as a science student will enable you to more easily transition to a management position, go into private practice, or be prepared to pursue an MBA. For marketing students, this minor program will provide you with critical science knowledge and better prepare you for careers in science-related industries such as biotechnology, medical devices, and pharmaceutical.

Student Profile

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Kristin Vacala

Kristin Vacala’s work perfectly blends her dual degrees in biology and business. Originally on the pre-med track at PLNU, Vacala discovered that in addition to science, she had an interest in the corporate world. With the help of biology professor Dr. Dawne Page, she was able to launch from college life into a biotech internship, where she quickly realized her passion for the industry. Read more


This joint minor program is unique to PLNU and offers you an incredible opportunity to prepare for meaningful employment. A science-marketing 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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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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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-marketing minor program prepares you to serve the needs of the science and technology industries by equipping you with the science and marketing skills needed in today’s competitive environment. As a result, you’ll be ready to launch a marketing career in industries such as biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical devices, environmental science, and healthcare.

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Spotlight

Dawne Page, Ph.D.

Dr. Dawne Page, chair of the Department of Biology, teaches courses in genetics and immunology. Her research involves exploring B cell development and maturation in zebrafish, and she recently had her findings published in the medical journal Blood. We sat down with her to learn more about her journey in the sciences.

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

  • Medical Device Sales and Marketing
  • Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Business Development
  • Private Practice
  • Consultant