Medicinal Chemistry, MS
This Master of Science program integrates aspects of contemporary medicinal chemistry and pharmacology, emphasizing topics most relevant to therapeutics design, discovery, and action. The core curriculum is an interdisciplinary combination of synthetic organic chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and pharmaceutical sciences courses. In-depth electives are available in these areas. The program offers students the opportunity to develop knowledge of medicinal chemistry that can be applied to a practice-oriented career in the pharmaceutical industry.
Undergraduate prerequisites are general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, or cell/molecular biology.
Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.
A grade of C– or higher is required in each course.
|PHSC 5100||Concepts in Pharmaceutical Science||2|
|PHSC 6210||Drug Design, Evaluation, and Development||2|
|BIOL 6381||Ethics in Biological Research||2|
|or PHSC 6212||Research Skills and Ethics|
|CHEM 5612||Principles of Mass Spectrometry||3|
|CHEM 5626||Organic Synthesis 1||3|
|CHEM 5628||Principles of Spectroscopy of Organic Compounds||3|
|CHEM 5672||Organic Synthesis 2||3|
|CHEM 5676||Bioorganic Chemistry||3|
|PHSC 5400||Principles of Drug Design||3|
|PHSC 6222||The Chemistry and Biology of Drugs of Abuse||2|
|PHSC 6224||Behavioral Pharmacology and Drug Discovery||2|
|Complete 6–7 semester hours in the following subject areas:||6-7|
BIOL, BIOT, CHEM, NNMD, PHSC, PMCL, PMST
Program Credit/GPA Requirements
33 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required