The Clinical Research Program offers a Minor in Clinical Research which focuses on fundamentals of clinical research methods, regulatory considerations, operational steps and clinical background involved in phases one through four of biopharmaceutical product development. Particular attention is directed to study design, interpretation of research findings, and scientific writing. Working in the field of clinical research involves a team approach with several unique roles combined with the responsibility to work across disciplines to participate in the science and business of developing drugs, biologics, and biomedical devices. The program content is relevant to employment in pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations, clinical research service providers, and clinical settings enrolling clinical trial subjects. The minor will allow students gaining expertise in other areas (e.g., statistics, business, science writing, chemistry, operations management, etc.) to master the fundamental aspects of clinical research and strengthen scientific writing ability, particularly as it describes clinical research.
The Clinical Research Minor is not a nursing or laboratory based program.