Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology concentration (credits: 66-69)

The Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology Emphasis Program is designed for students interested in applying for professional programs, such as Pharmacy School, Medical School, and Dental School, or for students wishing to pursue Graduade School in focus areas such as Medicinal Chemistry, Biochemistry, Cancer Research, Toxicology, and Pharmacology. Thus, the entry requirements for several medical schools, dental schools, pharmacy schools, and graduate programs, nation-wide, have served as the basis for the development of this program.  This has resulted in a multi-dischiplinary degree plan that incorporates key elements of the chemical, physical, and biological sciences. The primary focus of this program is to apply chemistry to the study ob biologically and clinically active substances.  Course study will focus on biological and pharmacological molecular toxicology and the biological mechanisms of drug action, molecular graphics and rational drug design, quantitative structure-activity relationships, organic chemistry, molecular biology, and analytical chemistry techniques used in natural product isolation and drug development.

Students majoring in this emphasis area will receive a B.S. or B.A. degree in Chemistry with a minor in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology – Natural Sciences Track.  This degree plan provides a broad education in both the biological and chemical sciences, requiring 39 credits of biology coursework and 64 credits of chemistry coursework.  The Natural Sciences Track minor option may be taken by majors in scientific disciplines other than Chemistry providing that they complete the General Chemistry Series, CH221-223.  The Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology Minor – Health and Community Track will provide a scientific foundation in biological chemistry for students majoring in the Health Sciences, Computer Sciences, Gerontology, Psychology, or other health-related programs.  Emphasis-specific courses will also provide elective course offerings that will be of high interest and relevance to Nursing majors. Students earning a B.S. Degree in Chemistry with a Concentration in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology must complete the Core Chemistry Coursework and the Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology Concentration Coursework below:

 

BI 211 Principles of Biology Credits: 5

BI 212 Principles of Biology Credits: 5

BI 213 Principles of Biology Credits: 5

BI 314 Introduction to Genetics Credits: 4

BI 315 Cell Biology Credits: 4

BI 331 Microbiology Credits: 4

CH 322 Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology Credits: 4

CH 340 Elementary Physical Chemistry Credits: 4

CH 347 Integrative Medicinal Science Credits: 3

CH 451 Biochemistry II Credits: 3

MTH 243 Introduction to Probability and Statistics Credits: 4

 

Choose 1 Series Credits: 12

PH 201 General Physics Credits: 4

and PH 202 General Physics Credits: 4

and PH 203 General Physics Credits: 4

or

PH 211 General Physics with Calculus Credits: 4

and PH 212 General Physics with Calculus Credits: 4

and PH 213 General Physics with Calculus Credits: 4

 

Electives Credits: 9-12

BI 334 Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology Credits: 4

BI 335 Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology Credits: 4

BI 336 Human Histology and Physiology Credits: 4

CH 345 Introduction to Toxicology Credits: 3

CH 452 Biochemistry Lab Credits: 3

CH 445 Toxicology Laboratory Techniques Credits: 3

BI 432 Immunology Credits: 4

BI 437 Neurobiology Credits: 4

BI 426 Developmental/Molecular Biology Credits: 4