Clinical Research (B.S.)

Clinical research is a type of healthcare science that emphasizes the safety and effectiveness of medical, diagnostic, and treatment regimens intended for human use. Clinical Research professionals work in a variety of settings, including private practice, public and private academic institutions, research organizations, and pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies.  Graduates of the Bachelors of Science in Clinical Research major supports healthcare investigators conducting human clinical trials that improve overall clinical practice and quality of life.

The Bachelor of Science in Clinical Research curriculum includes courses in pathophysiology, human subject protection, clinical research administration, regulatory guidelines, research ethics, and data collection and management. Course work will include research papers, oral and written presentations, group projects, senior capstone, as well as core theological courses. The Clinical Research program of study also includes an internship in the clinical research setting that prepares students for future careers in research and provides clinical hours that can be applied to certification requirements.

The curriculum design is consistent with the Mission of the University of the Incarnate Word in providing graduates a program that encompasses theological and scientific learning to improve quality of life. BS in Clinical Research graduates will be culturally diverse and knowledgeable to integrate the core values of the University of the Incarnate Word into professional practice. The Clinical Research program provides an educational foundation needed to bridge the gap between job performance and professional expertise.3 Graduates of the Clinical Research major will meet the job requirements for entry-level clinical research positions as the course work and internship gives the core competencies and research.