To date, we’ve asked 23 current and past pharmaceutical sciences and management students about their happiness with their degree. Turns out, they rate it average.

You don’t have to choose a major right away, but at some point you will.

To help you reach the decision that is right for you, we asked students who have pursued a pharmaceutical sciences and management degree to respond to questions concerning five dimensions of the educational track they chose:

  • Course material: Were they interested in the material they learned?
  • Intellectual fulfillment: Did they find the coursework intellectually stimulating?
  • Job prospects: Did they leave the program with job opportunities?
  • Personality: Was the degree a good fit for their personality?
  • Overall fit: Were they happy with the program overall?

We examined their responses and combined the rankings to give us an average satisfaction score across all students. This doesn't necessarily reflect how satisfied you would be with a pharmaceutical sciences and management degree, but it’s a starting point to help you evaluate your options.

How satisfied are pharmaceutical sciences and management students compared to other degrees?

Overall, pharmaceutical sciences and management students rate their satisfaction with their degree a 2.8 out of 5. This is low compared to other degrees which average a rating of 3.28 across all degrees. For context, pharmaceutical sciences and management students rate their happiness similarly to students in Accounting and Related Studies, Human Resources Management and Nutrition Science.

Here are other degrees that have a similar satisfaction rating to pharmaceutical sciences and management

DegreeAvg Grad SalarySatisfaction
Chemical Engineering$97,692
Human Resources Management$64,487
Accounting and Related Studies$83,492
Pharmaceutical Sciences and Management$112,496
Nutrition Science$51,967
Communication Sciences$43,894
Accounting$81,960
Civil Engineering$91,767

Let's break that down further.

Are pharmaceutical sciences and management students satisfied with what they’re learning?

We asked students about their satisfaction with their course material and overall intellectual fulfillment. Here’s what they said:

We asked graduates how interesting they found the course material to be. Their response was:
3.4 out of 5 stars
25 ratings
5 stars
24%
4 stars
24%
3 stars
24%
2 stars
20%
1 stars
8%
We asked graduates how intellectually fulfilling they found the degree. Their response was:
3.3 out of 5 stars
24 ratings
5 stars
13%
4 stars
42%
3 stars
17%
2 stars
25%
1 stars
4%

These ratings are meant to give you an indication about what other people enrolled in pharmaceutical sciences and management experienced. While their input is useful, keep in mind that different people have had vastly different experiences, all of which were impacted by their personal motivations, professors, and specific curriculum. Always keep your own goals at the center of your decision-making process when it comes to something as significant as your education.

Did pharmaceutical sciences and management graduates leave school with good job prospects?

Of course, working towards a degree is also about pursuing your desired career. Here’s what pharmaceutical sciences and management grads had to say about their job prospects:

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their job prospects. Their response was:
3.3 out of 5 stars
24 ratings
5 stars
25%
4 stars
21%
3 stars
25%
2 stars
17%
1 stars
13%

These responses represent a wide range of opinions. Things like extracurricular activities, internships and work placements can set you up for success after graduation.

Were pharmaceutical sciences and management students happy with their degree overall?

This rating takes into account all factors: how demanding the program is, whether graduates felt it was worthwhile, and how fulfilling they found their educational experience.

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their degree as a whole. Their response was:
2.8 out of 5 stars
23 ratings
5 stars
13%
4 stars
22%
3 stars
17%
2 stars
30%
1 stars
17%

As you consider this information and input from others, remember above all that your choice should be based on your interests, goals, passions, and abilities. Consider the future and give yourself time. If you’re feeling unsure, click here to take our career assessment and see what path could be right for you.

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