The Bachelor of Science in Integrated Studies: Clinical Research Management is designed for students in the early stages of a career in clinical research as well as for more experienced individuals such as investigators, coordinators and sponsor representatives who want to expand their knowledge and skills in the field. The program lays a foundation in principles and applications from the basic sciences and then covers in greater depth the processes necessary for the management of studies that develop drugs, devices and treatment protocols for patient care.

This customized undergraduate program focuses on the scientific methods of clinical research, good clinical practice, research ethics, and the regulatory guidelines that protect human subjects, all of which are integral components of clinical trial management in academic research or pharmaceutical industry settings.


Units of Basic Requirements


Units of Distribution Requirements


Units in Clinical Research Management


Units of Elective Requirements

Basic Requirements – 15 units

  • Analytical Writing (U11 111)
  • Critical and Researched Writing (U11 203)
  • One course in numerical applications
  • One course in moral reasoning
  • One course in cultural diversity

* These Basic Requirements are effective as of Summer 2019. Students admitted to this program prior to Summer 2019 are expected to fulfill the requirements in place at the time of their admission. Questions about required course work? Please contact your advisor.

This program is offered either mostly or fully online. Students entering the U.S. on an F-1 or J-1 Visa must enroll in a program full time. F-1 students are only permitted to enroll in one online course per semester and J-1 students may only enroll in non-credit online courses that do not count toward their degree program. The School of Continuing & Professional Studies (CAPS) cannot guarantee face-to-face enrollment options each semester of full time enrollment, therefore cannot issue an I-20 or DS 2019 to F-1 and J-1 students for this program. If you are an F-1 or J-1 student and wish to enroll in a CAPS program while here on a Visa, please contact our recruitment team to discuss your options for face-to-face program enrollment. F-1 and J-1 students should not enroll in online courses or programs without first consulting the university’s Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS).

Distribution Requirements – 18 units

18 units, six units in each distribution area noted below. Each distribution area must include course work from at least two disciplines. (Courses that satisfy the numerical applications, moral reasoning and cultural diversity Basic Requirements may also count toward Distribution Requirements.)

  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities

Field of Study Requirements – 38 units

Students in BSIS programs must complete a certificate, tailoring their degree to their educational and professional goals. Students in the Clinical Research Management program may fulfill this requirement with the overlapping Certificate in Clinical Research Management. Students in BSIS programs must also complete a Community Engagement course. A designated course in the Clinical Research Management program will fulfill this requirement.

  • Bio 101 – General Biology I (with Lab) 4
  • Bio 102 – General Biology II (with Lab) 4
  • Bio 3221 – Human Anatomy & Physiology I (Lecture Only) 3
  • Bio 3231 – Human Anatomy & Physiology II (Lecture Only) 3
  • CRM 250 – Fundamentals of Clinical Research Management I 3
  • CRM 251 – Fundamentals of Clinical Research Management II 3
  • CRM 318 – Introduction to Data & Information Management in Health Sciences 3
  • CRM 325 – Research Ethics and Regulatory Affairs 3
  • CRM 330 – The Business of Clinical Research 3
  • CRM 350 – Practicum/Capstone 3
  • CRM 353 – Pharmacology for Clinical Research 3
  • Phil 233 – Biomedical Ethics 3

Elective Requirements – 3 units

Your recommended electives includes:

  • Psychology
  • Leadership and Management
  • Project Management
  • Statistics
  • Computer Programming

Application Requirements

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