Department of Food, Pharma and Healthcare
The food, pharma and healthcare department is dedicated to equipping students with the relevant industry knowledge and skills-based training necessary to flourish and lead in the rapidly-changing food, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.
Housed in the Erivan K. Haub School of Business, the Department of Food, Pharma and Healthcare at Saint Joseph’s University is a unique department dedicated to preparing students for successful careers in the food, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Our department offers one-of-a-kind undergraduate programs — including our renowned food marketing major — and highly-ranked MBA programs in food marketing and pharmaceutical and healthcare marketing, as well as graduate degrees in the in-demand fields of health administration and health informatics.
Our distinct academic offerings combine a strong liberal arts foundation with real-world, practical learning, and our faculty are experts in the field — most have worked full time in a variety of industries, such as food manufacturing to healthcare technology, and bring their real-world experience to the classroom. We also offer a competitive cooperative education program and strong connections to global companies, giving our graduates a proven advantage in today’s competitive job market.
Of Class of 2021 food marketing graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.
Of Class of 2021 pharmaceutical and healthcare marketing graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.
Average starting salary of food marketing majors in 2021.
Average starting salary of pharmaceutical and healthcare marketing majors in 2021.
Housed in the Erivan K. Haub School of Business, the Cooperative Education (Co-Op) Program gives students the opportunity to work full time in two or more paid work experiences — one full year of paid job experience — while still in college. Through this experience, food marketing and pharmaceutical and healthcare marketing students are able to grow their confidence, test their classroom knowledge and build their resumes, giving them a competitive advantage in the job market.
Academy of Food Marketing
Recognized by employers and recruiters around the world, the Academy of Food Marketing is the home base for Saint Joseph’s retail and food marketing education and research. The Academy, which of the first of its kind in the nation, supports food marketing students in the Department of Food, Pharma and Healthcare and the Campbell Collection and provides scholarships, internship services and co-op experiences. It also supports the Gerald E. Peck Fellowship, which represents a collaborative three-year academic research opportunity between a chosen faculty researcher and an industry organization.
News & Announcements
Zach Michon ’20 ’22 (M.H.A.) finishes his college running career one of the most decorated athletes of all-time for St. Joe’s and is eager to help others with his healthcare education.
Pomi, an Italian tomato sauce company, asked Saint Joseph’s food marketing students to strategize the launch of their product into U.S. markets. Our Hawks did not disappoint.
Allison Saile ’21 has worked at three different companies as part of St. Joe’s co-op program, gaining 20 months of work experience prior to her graduation.