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SCIENCE 3010  INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN SCIENCE
This course provides an overview on how to start and sustain a science-oriented company, with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation in biotechnology.  Topics will include specific innovation cases, intellectual property and regulatory hurdles in science including biotechnology, business feasibility studies, financial planning, sources of capital, business structure, marketing, operational and human resource management.  Students will be expected to identify and develop an idea which has the potential to be commercialized. The output of this research will be developed into a business idea to be aimed at potential investors, and participation in pitch competitions including the Panther Pitch will be encouraged.
PREREQUISITE:  Students must have at least third-year standing OR permission of instructor
Three semester hours of credit

SCIENCE 4440 EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PLACEMENT IN THE SCIENCES
This course recognizes a student’s learning experience as a volunteer outside the traditional framework of a university course in a context or organization that closely relates to the major; equates with skills, knowledge, or perspectives currently taught in courses required for the major; involves analysis or reflection at the undergraduate level or higher. Placements will need to be approved by the department and the Dean of Science prior to the beginning of the experience. Students will be required to submit a detailed report of their activities and present their work during a public presentation.
PREREQUISITE: Third or fourth year standing in Science
Three semester hours of credit

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