USC undergraduate students have the option of pursuing a minor, new in the 2020-21 academic year, in Foundation in Regulatory Sciences.
This unique undergraduate minor – which utilizes courses within the undergraduate major, Pharmacology and Drug Development – is designed to deepen students’ understanding of current regulations and quality practices with practical application in the development and commercialization of drugs, biologics, and medical device products.
At a time when the United States is training less than one-sixteenth of the necessary candidates to fill regulatory positions over the next ten years, companies, academic centers and government offices are actively seeking regulatory science professionals who can effectively bring medical products from concept to market.
The Foundation in Regulatory Sciences Minor will produce graduates who are qualified to participate in the regulatory process, innovating and developing innovative products in science and medicine. Students will benefit from this minor through the attainment of careers in the growing field of regulatory sciences such as operational and strategic regulatory science, clinical regulatory affairs, and regulatory compliance.