Undergraduates who complete the BRITE program earn a B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, with a concentration in bioanalytical chemistry, protein separation sciences or molecular cloning. The curriculum in this four-year program has been meticulously developed by our highly credentialed faculty (nearly 100% of whom have industry experience) and biotechnology experts, including representatives from Biogen Idec, Merck, GlaxoSmithKline, Bayer Corporation and Novozymes. We also have a dedicated career development staff that helps students obtain internships (required during the junior year), assistantships, work aid and scholarships, find jobs and more.
Our students also have the opportunity to take advantage of cross-departmental offerings with the NCCU Schools of Law and Business to participate in classes associated with bioethics and intellectual property. Specialized classes are also available through North Carolina State University’s BTEC program and through the North Carolina Community College system.
Full and partial BRITE scholarships are available; they are competitive and renewed on an annual basis. Our scholarships are available to first-time freshmen, community college transfers with AS degrees or rising juniors.