Medicinal and Biological Chemistry Bachelor's Degree Overview
Pharmacy school isn’t just for pharmacists. The University of Toledo also educates future pharmacy scientists. We have one of the best pharmaceutical sciences programs in the U.S.
The medicinal and biological chemistry program blends chemistry and life sciences. Think chemistry for those also interested in health care and developing medications.
UT undergrads study how to design, synthesize and develop pharmaceutical drugs. This interdisciplinary science focuses on synthetic and organic chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology and immunology.
Medicinal and Biological Chemistry Bachelor's Degree Highlights
- America’s most comprehensive pharmacy program. UToledo offers five majors in pharmaceutical sciences and a path to medical school.
- Strong research focus. Medicinal and biological chemistry students are encouraged to participate early in research. They are trained in the development of new drugs and therapeutics. This is excellent experience for those who want careers in applied research in rational drug design.
- Cutting-edge classrooms and labs. UToledo offers some of the nation's most advanced facilities for pharmacy, chemistry and life sciences. The Shimadzu Laboratory for Pharmaceutical Research Excellence has a mass spectrometer and other sophisticated equipment.
- Excellent prep for medical school. The MBC major is a great option for students interested in medical, dental or veterinary school, as well as a physician assistant program.
- Flexibility. Take electives in forensic science, biomedical science or any other area that lets you meet your career goals.
- Study abroad. UT’s medicinal and biological chemistry program partners with universities and research centers in Hungary, Japan, India, Saudi Arabia and Jordan.
- BSPS/MS in medicinal chemistry. Earn your master’s degree with an extra year and summer of study.
- Learn in a real-world, health care environment. MBC majors spend their final two years mainly on UT’s Health Science campus. The campus is home to The University of Toledo Medical Center, other clinical practices and research facilities, and the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
About half the students in UT’s medicinal and biological chemistry program choose to go to graduate or medical school.
Professional chemists and biochemists are in demand in:
|Pharmaceutical companies||Research foundations|
|Biotechnology companies||The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency|
|Chemical companies||The U.S. Food and Drug Administration|
|Colleges/universities||The U.S. Department of Defense|
|Hospitals/medical centers||The National Institutes of Health|
|Clinical research organizations|
They find employment as:
|Drug analysts||Drug design research assistants|
|Research chemists||Clinical development and testing scientists|
|Forensic scientists||Technical writers|
|Technical laboratory assistants||Quality control and quality assurance positions|
|Risk assessment officers||Regulatory affairs specialists|
Medicinal and Biological Chemistry Bachelor's Degree Plan of Study
MBC undergraduates spend the first two years in pre-pharmacy classes. You will take the same courses as students in the other four programs in pharmaceutical sciences. The MBC curriculum is interdisciplinary and includes classes in pharmacology, chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences and life sciences.
Medicinal and Biological Chemistry Bachelor’s Degree Samples Courses
- Practices in Pharmaceutical Research
- Advances in Drug Design
- Environmental Microbiology
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Internship Opportunities for Medicinal and Biological Chemistry Bachelor's Degree
Ten-week internships locally or abroad are required for all pharmaceutical sciences majors. Students also take professional skills classes before starting their internships.
UToledo pharmaceutical science students are encouraged to conduct research. Pharmacy faculty members are engaged in cutting-edge research.