B.S. in Mathematics [Pharma. Biostatistics Concn.]
FDU offers a unique mathematics concentration that prepares students to enter the pharmaceutical industry as an entry-level bio-statistician or statistical programmer, or to enter a graduate program in statistics or public health. The market for pharmaceutical statisticians continues to be very strong, and the demand for experienced statisticians is constant. The drug-development process is highly regulated and requires statisticians and statistical programmers throughout the long development cycle time of seven or more years per product. Add the growing demands of biotechnology and gene-based research, and you have the makings of a long, interesting and rewarding career within an international industry.
During the junior and senior years, students are given a firm background in statistical methods and models, experimental design and statistical programming. They will explore pharmaceutical applications using some of the same software tools used by industry (SAS, ORACLE, SPlus).
Mathematics Requirements (35 credits)
MATH1201 Calculus I
BIOL1251 General Biology I
5 MINOR SEQUENCE (15 credits)
1MATHEMATICS ELECTIVES: Consult with the advisor for electives.
2SCIENCE ELECTIVES: A one-year sequence in biology or chemistry (epidemiology, organic chemistry, microbiology, etc.) is recommended.
3ETHICAL AND MORAL ANALYSIS: Requirements consist of a three-credit course that is substantially concerned with ethical theories and questions. This course could be in Philosophy or a course within a major program.
4FREE ELECTIVES: At most six (6) credits of mathematics courses may be taken as free electives. It is recommended that a student take PHAR6605 - The Pharmaceutical Industry: Structure and Government Regulations.
5MINOR SEQUENCE: A minor sequence of 15 credits is required in an area related to mathematics. An advisor will assist students in selecting the proper courses.
A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.