Science & Entrepreneurship

Science & Entrepreneurship (BS)

Sr. Carol Myers making a flame via science


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This cutting-edge program will put you at the forefront of opportunity by giving you the knowledge and skills needed to bring scientific innovation to the marketplace. You’ll graduate with a strong foundation in science and business — a rare and much needed skill set in today’s workforce.

A Personalized Degree

I like that I’m learning marketing and communication skills along with the science. I believe this holistic approach will give me an advantage — in graduate school and in my pharmacy

Andrew Forte ’20
Science & Entrepreneurship major

The Science & Entrepreneurship curriculum gives you options to tailor your degree. You’ll choose a base science (Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, e.g.) and take courses in management, marketing, business strategy, finance, and more. You’ll also participate in research and complete an internship.

Academic Plan

An academic plan is a general blueprint showing how one might complete the degree, semester by semester.

Science students working on a project together.

In the Field! Sample Internships

  • Interventional Pain Consultants
  • SevenGen
  • Fort Wayne Metals
  • American Chemical Society Nuclear & Radiochemistry Summer School
  • Various medical offices

Where Science Meets Business = Your Opportunity

USF science graduate Andy Denton ’99 used his knowledge of science and business to resurrect a struggling company.

Brewing was a perfect match … I realized how much science goes into great homebrew. It combines microbiology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Varying combinations of enzymes, proteins, yeast, water and other organics yield different results.

Andy Denton ’99
Owner of Perfect Brewing Supply

Build Connections, Expand Knowledge

Science and Entrepreneurship students join other science majors for USF’s weekly Science Seminars, featuring guest speakers from a variety of science careers. Recent topics include:

  • A Day in the Life of the Purdue Emergency and Critical Care Doctor
  • Using Social Media for Case Studies
  • New Frontiers in Environmental Remediation
  • Wine Fermentation Science
  • Allen County Community Health Improvement Plan for Children

Career Outlook & Success


of our Science & Entrepreneurship graduates found a full-time position or went on to further study within 6 months of graduation!

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Program Director

Jean Elick, Ph.D.