Pharmaceutical Chemistry Program Requirements

Specific classes in pharmaceutical chemistry, as well as introductory and upper-level biology courses, bolster a slate of intensive chemistry courses and labs you are required to take as a pharmaceutical chemistry major.

B.S. Chemistry – Pharmaceutical Chemistry

For students majoring in chemistry, all courses that are required for the major program are included in determination of the grade point average in the major.

Requirements

  • CHEM 103C - P4 General Chemistry I (3 credits)
    CHEM 103L - General Chemistry Lab I (1 credit)
  • CHEM 104C - General Chemistry II (3 credits)
    CHEM 104L - General Chemistry Lab II (1 credit)
  • CHEM 201 - SQ Organic Chemistry I (3 credits)
    CHEM 201L - Organic Chemistry Lab I (2 credits)
  • CHEM 202 - Organic Chemistry II (3 credits)
    CHEM 202L - Organic Chemistry Lab II (2 credits)
  • CHEM 250 - Sophomore Seminar (1 credit)
  • CHEM 315 - Analytical Chemistry I (3 credits)
    CHEM 315L - Analytical Chemistry Lab I (2 credits)
  • CHEM 316 - Analytical Chemistry II (3 credits)
    CHEM 316L - Analytical Chemistry Lab II (2 credits)
  • CHEM 365 - Physical Chemistry I (3 credits)
    CHEM 365L - Physical Chemistry Lab I (2 credits)
  • CHEM 366 - Physical Chemistry II (3 credits)
    CHEM 366L - Physical Chemistry II Lab (2 credits)
  • CHEM 408 - Biochemistry I (3 credits)
  • CHEM 410 - Biochemistry Lab I (1 credit)
  • CHEM 414 - Pharmaceutics (3 credits)
  • CHEM 436 - Advanced Laboratory II (1 credit)
  • CHEM 441 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3 credits)
  • CHEM 449 - Seminar Preparation (0 credits)
  • CHEM 450 - Seminar (1 credit)
  • Choose two:
    • CHEM 453 - Vaccinology 101 (2 credits)
    • CHEM 454 - Current Topics in Drug Delivery (2 credits)
    • CHEM 456 - Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (2 credits)
    • CHEM 457 - Introduction to Forensic Toxicology (2 credits)
  • BIOL 120C - P4 General Biology (3 credits)
  • BIOL 127L - General Biology Lab (1 credit)
  • BIOL 311 - Cell Biology (3 credits)
  • BIOL 311L - Techniques in Cell Biology (2 credits)
  • BIOL 422 - Biopharmacology (3 credits)
  • MATH 120C - P4 Calculus I (4 credits)
  • MATH 122C - P4 Calculus II (4 credits)
  • PHYS 131C - P4 General Physics I* (4 credits)
  • PHYS 132C - P4 General Physics II* (4 credits)

Total: 83 credits

*The Department of Chemistry requires that majors take PHYS 131C and PHYS 132C to satisfy their College physics requirement. Alternatively, students may complete PHYS 121C and PHYS 122C, in addition to MATH 221C, to satisfy this physics requirement. In keeping with the recommended progression for all of the chemistry major programs, students taking PHYS 121C and PHYS 122C must satisfy the MATH 221C requirement prior to the fall semester of their junior year to meet the prerequisites for CHEM 365, or else they would need permission from the chemistry department chair.


Note: The information here is provided for informational purposes only. For exact requirements as well as course descriptions, visit the Undergraduate Catalog.