Science Marketing

The Science Marketing program is a hybrid major that provides students an opportunity to utilize knowledge from two different fields and apply the concepts from both in a truly integrated approach.

Students in the Science Marketing major take fundamental biology and chemistry courses to develop a rich understanding of scientific principles and the scientific method. The science content of the major provides students with the background to understand how scientific products and technology work and technical needs of clients. Courses taken in the business department provide students with an understanding of the fundamental principles of marketing to consumers, assessing consumer demand and needs, and management of employees.

Career Opportunities

The Cedar Rapids to Iowa City “Corridor” is home to many STEM-based businesses that employ a STEM-educated workforce. A sample of possible employers in Eastern Iowa include: ACT, ADM, Cambrex, Cargill, DuPont, General Mills, John Deere, Kemin Industries, Monsanto, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Penford Products, Proctor and Gamble, Rockwell Collins, Siemens, and Vermeer Corporation among others. Students graduating from the Science Marketing program will be excellent potential employees for many of these companies as well as organizations in other locations.

See the Graduate section of this Catalog for more information on Graduate programs offered at Mount Mercy.


CH 111General Chemistry I4.5
CH 112General Chemistry II4.5
BI 125Foundations of Biology & Scientific Inquiry I3
BI 125LBiostatistics and Scientific Investigation I1.5
BI 126Foundations of Biology & Scientific Inquiry II4.5
BK 208Principles Of Marketing3
BK 305Professional Selling3
BK 421Marketing Internship3
Choose 4 courses:16.5-19.5
Must be at least one from BI and CH
Human Anatomy
Human Physiology
General Microbiology
Cell and Molecular Biology
Integrated Physiology
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Analytical Chemistry
Instrumental Analysis
Physical Chemistry
Choose 2 Courses:6
Technology & Communication In Business
Advertising and Creative Campaign Strategies
Product, Brand and Category Management
International Marketing
Retail Management
Tradeshow and Event Planning
Contemporary Topics In Marketing
Total Hours49.5-52.5