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Dyson Business Minor for Life Sciences Majors

See previous degree requirements

The Dyson Business Minor for Life Sciences Majors offered by the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management is open to:

• Biology majors in the College of Arts and Sciences
• All life sciences majors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: Agricultural Sciences, Animal Science, Biological Sciences, Atmospheric Science, Biology and Society, Entomology, Environmental Exploration, Food Science, Natural Resources, Nutritional Sciences, Plant Sciences, Science of Earth Systems, Science of Natural and Environmental Systems, Viticulture and Enology.


Background

This new minor was made possible through a generous gift by Dr. Jonathan Levine '76 and Stacey Levine, and Dr. David Levine '88 and Davena Levine '88, and it is intended to prepare life sciences majors for successful careers that straddle both science and business. As a result, life sciences majors will be exposed to innovative business ideas to be prepared for future entrepreneurial opportunities. You will understand the business goals and terms used by companies (i.e., for-profit employers or nonprofit if you choose to pursue a research career). Pre-med, pre-dent, and pre-vet students will also find grounding in business practices helpful to understanding the economic environment in which they will eventually practice.

New Configuration op

Starting Fall 2013, the requirements of the minor have changed. Students currently enrolled can opt to adopt the new requirements (more flexible) and receive the designation of Dyson Business Minor for Life Sciences or complete the minor under the previous requirements, receiving a designation of Business Minor for Life Sciences. Any student who completes a Declaration of Intent to Minor in the Fall of 2013 or later must fulfill the new requirements.

Course Requirements op

All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. Any course taken after July 2013 must be taken for a letter grade (i.e., no S/U).

At least 9 credits must be taken in the Dyson School, or you need to complete 9 AEM credits to successfully complete the minor.

Key: F = fall; W = winter; S = spring; SU = summer

Core Course Required
ECON 1110 Introductory Microeconomics (AP or Transfer Credit Accepted) (3 cr) F, W, S, Su,
AEM 2210 Financial Accounting (3 cr) F, S, Su,
One of the following:
AEM 1200 Introduction to Business Management (3 cr) S, Su
OR
AEM 2400 Marketing (3 cr) F, W, S, Su,
Select a combination equal to 3 credits from the following one-credit courses:
AEM 1210 Entrepreneurship Speaker Series (1 cr) F
AEM 1220 Entrepreneurship in the Life Sciences Speaker Series (1 cr) S
AEM 1230 Foundations of Entrepreneurship and Business (2 cr) F
AEM 3340 Women, Leadership and Entrepreneurship (1 cr) F
AEM 4660 Market Dynamics, Computer Simulation and Modeling (1 cr) F, S
CHEM 4040 Entrepreneurship in Chemical Enterprise (1 cr) S
OR one of the following:
AEM 3249 Entrepreneurial Marketing and Strategy (3 cr) F
AEM 3250 Personal Enterprise and Small Business Management (4 cr) S
AEM 3350 International Technology Marketing of Biotechnology (3 cr) S
Pick at least three additional credits from the following (no substitutions or exceptions):
AEM 1220 Entrepreneurship in the Life Sciences Speaker Series (1 cr) S
AEM 1230 Foundations of Entrepreneurship and Business (2 cr) F
AEM 3020 Farm Business Management (4 cr) F
AEM 3230 Managerial Accounting (3 cr) S
AEM 2240 Finance ( formely AEM3240) (4 cr) F, S, Su
AEM 3249 Entrepreneurial Marketing and Strategy (3 cr) F
AEM 3250 Personal Enterprise and Small Business Management (4 cr) S
AEM 3350 International Technology Marketing of Biotechnology (3 cr) S
AEM 3380 Social Entrepreneurs, Innovators and Problem Solvers (4 cr) F
ILROB 6260 Managing Diversity: Policies and Practices (4 cr) F
NBA 5070 Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers (3 cr) F, S
NBA 6080 Innovation in Pharma/ Biotech: The Challenge of Change
NCC 5540 Managing and Leading in Organizations (3 cr) F, S
PAM 2350 The U.S. Health Care System (3 cr) F
PAM 3110 Pharmaceutical Management and Policy (3 cr) S
PAM 5630 Health Care Financial Management II (3 cr) F
HE 4060 Fieldwork in Diversity and Professional Practice: The Culture of Medicine and Public Health (3 cr) Su
PAM 4370 The Economics of Health Care Markets (3 cr) F

Declaration Procedures op

1. Download the business minor for life sciences majors declaration form (or obtain the form from 240 F Warren Hall or the Office of Undergraduate Biology in 216 Stimson Hall).
2. Complete the form and return it to 240 F Warren. Please keep a copy for your reference. Note that to receive any consideration or priority in a course offered by the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, you must declare the minor. Declaration of the minor, however, does not guarantee that you will be able to take a given Dyson School course in a given semester.
3. Plan a course of study to complete the Dyson Business Minor for Life Sciences majors requirements. Keeping track of the required courses is the student's responsibility; students will not be assigned an advisor. Only courses listed in the minor requirements will be accepted. (An exception may be made for transfer students from another university.) Students must earn a grade of C or better in each required course.
4. Minor Certification
CALS students: Please bring your CALS Application to Graduate along with an official transcript to 240F Warren Hall for certification that all required minor courses have been satisfactorily completed or are in the process of being completed.

Arts biology majors: Please bring your official transcript 240 F Warren Hall prior to March 15 senior year (May graduates) or prior to September 15 (January graduates) to certify that all required minor courses have been satisfactorily completed or are in the process of being completed.
5. Questions should be addressed to the Dyson School's undergraduate minor coordinator (240F Warren Hall); Bonnie Comella, Wendy Aquadro, or Jeff McCaffrey, advisors in the Office of Undergraduate Biology, 216 Stimson Hall.