Learn about the science that underlies pharmacy. The medicinal and biological chemistry program teaches you to be a professional scientist and to develop pharmaceutical drugs.
Pharmacy school isn’t just for pharmacists. The University of Toledo also educates future pharmaceutical 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 healthcare and developing medications.
UToledo 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.
About half the students in UToledo’s medicinal and biological chemistry program choose to go to graduate or medical school.
Professional chemists and biochemists are in demand in:
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Medicinal and biological chemistry 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 medicinal and biological chemistry curriculum is interdisciplinary and includes classes in pharmacology, chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences and life sciences.
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.
"I appreciate that all the faculty and professors are always helpful. If they don’t know how to help me with something, they direct me to someone who can. I feel like more than a student on a class roster and they want to see me succeed in all aspects and will help in any way they can."
Selena Farmer, Bachelor of Science in Medicinal and Biological Chemistry with Pre-Med Concentration