Science Marketing

Mount Mercy University's science marketing major is the first of its kind in Iowa, placing students at the forefront of scientific discovery.

It happens every day. Scientists uncover earth-shattering, ground-breaking, mind-boggling new discoveries that leave us at a loss for words. Mount Mercy's major in science marketing helps you analyze those new findings, put words to fresh ideas, and refine your abilities to share science's evolving narrative with the world.

Our hybrid science marketing program blends science skills with marketing prowess. Insightful marketing experts and researchleading scientists round out our compassionate faculty who prioritize your academic success and prepare you for sales and marketing careers with chemical, agricultural, engineering, pharmaceutical and medical device companies

No other program in Iowa offers this unique set of science marketing skills. Foundational biology and chemistry courses teach you the fundamentals of science while business courses teach you to employ the rudiments of consumer marketing. Science marketing is the perfect major for students who love science, building business relationships, and communicating clearly and persuasively.

At Mount Mercy, you gain experience through community collaboration, job shadowing, club activities and becoming a part of our tight-knit, fun-loving campus community committed to meaningful service and community engagement.

What can I do with a degree in science marketing?

Mount Mercy graduates with a bachelor of science in science marketing are prepared for careers relating to new and emerging technologies involving anything from biomedical endeavors and pharmaceuticals to renewable energy/fuels, biodegradable/eco-friendly cleaning products, and water supply and management. 

Graduates from Mount Mercy have found a range of positions:

  • Specialty Pharmaceutical Sales Account Manager, Hadsell Chemical
  • Research Merchandiser, Procter & Gamble
  • Glaucoma Sales Representative, Alcon, A Novartis Division
  • Territory Manager, Boston Scientific
  • Specialty Sales Representative, VITAS Healthcare
  • Midwest Regional Manager, Medtronic
  • Account Executive, CVS Caremark Corporation


Students' participation in internship opportunities provide them with hands-on experience and a chance to apply classroom education in a real-world environment.

Recently, students have interned in various capacities at:

  • AEGON 
  • Alliant Energy 
  • Mercy Medical Center 
  • Indian Creek Nature Center 
  • University of Iowa

You should schedule a tour or apply today.