Medicinal Chemistry, PhD
This specialization offered by the Center for Drug Discovery (CDD) trains students in the design and synthesis of novel, biologically active compounds and in the study of their mechanisms of action using biochemical, biophysical, and pharmacological approaches. Specializations are available in synthetic, biochemical/pharmacological, and biophysical medicinal chemistry. These will be targeted to treat drug abuse; addiction; and other indications such as neuropathic pain, obesity, neuropsychiatric disorders (psychoses, ADHD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders); and neurodegenerative disorders.
Please visit Bouvé College Learning Outcomes for the specific student learning outcomes for this program.
Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.
A grade of C– or higher is required in each course.
|Complete the following (repeatable) course twice:||2|
|Pharmaceutical Science Seminar|
|PHSC 6810||Pharmaceutical Science Colloquium||1|
|PHSC 5100||Concepts in Pharmaceutical Science||2|
|PHSC 5102||Concepts in Pharmaceutical Science 2||2|
|PHSC 5212||Research Skills and Ethics||2|
|PHSC 6213||Ethical Problems in Health Sciences Research||2|
|PHSC 7020||Scientific Writing: Thesis Proposal||2|
|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|
|PHSC 6290||Biophysical Methods in Drug Discovery||2|
|Complete 6 semester hours in the following subject areas: BIOL, BIOT, CHEM, NNMD, PHSC, PMCL, PMST||6|
Research and Dissertation
|PHSC 8940||Doctoral Training and Research||1|
|PHSC 9681||Doctoral Proposal||2|
|Complete the following (repeatable) course twice:|
Program Credit/GPA Requirements
45 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required