Clinical Research (BS)

The School of Nursing offers a nationally ranked clinical research program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. Students gain a broad-based understanding of the science, regulatory, and business aspects of developing new therapies to treat illness and improve quality of life. Courses are online, but applied learning is required through an in-person internship at a clinical research site. Enrollment is competitive — 60 students accepted a year. 

What is Clinical Research?

Clinical research is the process by which new therapies (medications, biological agents, and devices) are tested in clinical studies prior to approval. Clinical research also includes the study of products after approval once they are on the market, particularly for rare or unexpected adverse events. 

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Do grads get jobs? 

YES! About 93% within three months after graduating.Our alum are employed in a variety of settings such as pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and patient device companies; contract research organizations (CROs); clinical settings; and government agencies. Alumni also progress to PA and medical school. 

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