Pharmaceutical Chemistry Curriculum

Pharmaceutical chemistry students at University of the Sciences receive a comprehensive education in an uncommon undergraduate program, one that will introduce you to all aspects of drug development, from initial design of a new drug to delivery of the drug to the patient. In your first two years, you will be provided with a solid foundation in areas such as general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, math and physics. In your third and fourth years, you will have the opportunity to take a combination of required and elective courses, such as computer-aided drug design, medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutics that are directly related to drug development.

In addition, you will complete the General Education Curriculum, a collection of interdisciplinary, humanities and social sciences courses that enhance critical writing and speaking skills and add breadth to your educational experience.

The following is a typical curriculum for chemistry students entering University of the Sciences in Fall 2015; other students should refer to their advisor for their curricula.

First Year

Introductory Biology I
Principles of Chemistry I, II
Principles of Chemistry Lab I, II
Orientation for the Chemical Sciences
Precalculus, Calculus I
Writing and Rhetoric I, II
Physical Education I, II
General Education Requirement

Second Year

Principles of Organic Chemistry I, II
Principles of Organic Chemistry Lab I, II
Basic Inorganic Chemistry
Calculus II, III
Physics I, II
Multidisciplinary Inquiry Requirements

Third Year

Discussions in Chemistry
Physical Chemistry I, II
Molecular Structure in Biochemistry
Principles of Analytical Chemistry
Analytical and Physical Methods Lab I, II
Intermediary Metabolic Biochemistry
Instrumental Analysis
Literature of Chemistry
Public Speaking
General Education Requirement

Fourth Year

Seminar in Chemistry I, II
Physical Chemistry Lab I
Medicinal Chemistry
Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry
Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry Lab
Chemistry Electives including research
Free Elective
General Education Requirements

Additional general education courses are required as part of this program.

For detailed course descriptions and other information about the pharmaceutical chemistry curriculum, see the University Catalog.

University Catalog
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