BS in Medicinal Chemistry

Chemistry students in the Natural Sciences Complex.

The BS in Medicinal Chemistry is designed to provide students with a basic chemical understanding of life processes and biological control and the laboratory skills necessary for research in medicinal chemistry.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all requirements, students will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge in the basic sub-divisions of the science (organic, inorganic, analytical, physical and biological chemistry)
  • Use modern instrumentation and classical laboratory techniques
  • Design and conduct scientific experiments for the purpose of solving a scientific problem and to record and analyze the results
  • Understand the proper procedures for safe use of chemicals and can follow the proper procedures for chemical waste disposal
  • Use modern library searching and retrieval methods to obtain information about a topic, chemical, chemical technique, or an issue relating to chemistry
  • Identify and solve chemical problems and explore new areas of research
  • Understand the chemical basis for the rational design, synthesis, and mechanism of action of drugs, and selective metabolic inhibition
  • Find employment in industry or government or be accepted at graduate or professional schools (pharmacy, medicine, etc.)

Email or contact Prof. Troy Wood, director of undergraduate studies, for more information on this program.