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Medicinal and Biological Chemistry is the scientific discipline involved with designing, synthesizing and developing pharmaceutical drugs. It involves the invention, discovery, design, identification and preparation of biologically active compounds, the study of their metabolism, the interpretation of their mode of action at the molecular level and the construction of structure-activity relationships. Medicinal and biological chemistry is a chemistry-based discipline involving aspects of biological, medical and pharmaceutical sciences. Medicinal and Biological Chemistry is an interdisciplinary science. This major focuses on synthetic organic chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, pharmacology, and pharmaceutical chemistry underlying the design, synthesis, and development of drugs.
This major prepares students for medical school (Pre-Med). Professional chemists are in demand in industry, education, business, research organizations and the public sector. Students graduating from this major will be ideal for a variety of careers, such as drug analysts, research chemists, technical writers, sales representatives, biochemistry technical officers, and forensic scientists. Employers include large and small pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, hospital laboratories, government laboratories, and the chemical industry. The broad base on which the major is structured does not limit employment to pharmaceutical or biotechnology options and also allows students to compete for positions requiring a knowledge of chemistry, such as in the petrochemical industry, wine industry, polymer industry, and paint industry, etc. Graduates are also able to move on to graduate programs in the field, medical school, or other professional schools.
BSPS/MS in Medicinal Chemistry
Students can obtain both a BS and MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree in five years and one summer. The program allows BSPS students to choose a faculty mentor as an internship mentor during the undergraduate years and continue the MS thesis research with the same mentor.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Student Learning Outcomes for Medicinal/Biological Chemistry
- Perform basic chemical, biochemical, pharmaceutical calculations, and stoichiometric calculations, make solutions, control pH, measure concentrations of solutes, and make formulations.
- Explain the physical basis and application of the analytical measurements that underlie the field of pharmaceutical chemistry.
- Design and interpret a simple controlled experiment.
- Critically discuss the rational development of a new drug or therapy.
MBC Professional Division Curriculum
- Medicinal & biological Chemistry Curriculum for students entering the P1 year in Fall 2013
- Medicinal & Biological Chemistry Curriculum for students entering the P1 year in Fall 2012 (page 1)
- Medicinal & Biological Chemistry Curriculum for students entering the P1 year in Fall 2011 (page1)
- Medicinal & Biological Chemistry Curriculum for students entering the P1 year in Fall 2010 (page 2)
- Medicinal & Biological Chemistry Curriculum for students entering the P1 year in Fall 2009 (page 2)
- Medicinal & Biological Chemistry Curriculum for students entering the P1 year before Fall 2009