Department of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry

MBC Undergraduate Courses

Undergraduate courses currently offered by the Department of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry:

  • MBC2960 Undergraduate Research [1-6 credit hours] Development and pursuit of undergraduate research in Medicinal and Biological Chemistry.
  • MBC3100 Practices in Pharmaceutical Research [1 credit hours] Consideration of the scientific, ethical, and legal obligations expected in the conduct of academic and industrial pharmaceutical research.
  • MBC3310 Medicinal Chemistry I: Drug Action and Design [2 credit hours] A course presenting basic chemical principles governing the behavior of drugs and the design of new therapeutics. Prerequisites: (CHEM 2420 Corequisite: MBC 3550)
  • MBC3320 Medicinal Chemistry II: Endocrine, Reproductive, and Cardiology Drugs [2 credit hours] A course presenting basic chemical principles governing the design and behavior of therapeutics targeted to receptors in physiologic systems which are key to the integrated control of human metabolism. Prerequisites: (MBC 3310 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF D- AND MBC 3550 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF D-)
  • MBC3330 Techniques in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry [2 credit hours] A consideration and application of analytic and chemistry techniques useful for pharmaceutical and medicinal chemistry students.
  • MBC3340 Techniques in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry Laboratory [1 credit hours] A laboratory course that fosters development of analytical and chemistry techniques useful for pharmaceutical and medicinal chemistry students.
  • MBC3550 Physiological Chemistry I: Structure And Function Of Biological Macromolecules [3 credit hours] An examination of the levels of structure of proteins, nucleic acids, other biomolecules and biomolecular assemblies. Prerequisites: CHEM 2420 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF D-
  • MBC3552 Physiological Chemistry II: Cellular Metabolism and Homeostasis [2 credit hours] An examination of the chemistry and regulation of metabolic processes in cells, interacting cells and tissues.
  • MBC3560 Physiological Chemistry II: Chemical Regulation Of Cells And Organisms [3 credit hours] An examination of the chemistry and regulation of metabolic processes in cells, interacting cells and tissues. Prerequisites: MBC 3550 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF D-
  • MBC3860 Microbiology for Pharmaceutical Professionals [2 credit hours] Lecture and laboratory course with emphasis on microorganisms that cause disease. Special attention will be paid to structures and mechanisms present in microorganisms that can be exploited to inhibit the growth and survival of these organisms in a human host. Prerequisites: MBC 3550 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF D-
  • MBC3880 Medicinal And Biological Chemistry Laboratory [3 credit hours] Laboratory and lecture teaching fundamental laboratory skills in synthetic medicinal chemistry.
  • MBC4380 Medicinal Plants [3 credit hours] A lecture/field course emphasizing medicinal and poisonous plants of this locale.
  • MBC4400 Cannabis Science: Plants and Products [3 credit hours] CS Plants & Products considers in-depth the growth of Cannabis sativa and its subspecies as well as the production and physical properties of both chemical and consumer products derived from them. Examining the factors, procedures, and techniques that make for optimal medicinal and recreational outcomes, the course is designed for learners with diverse backgrounds, interests, and intents.
  • MBC4470 Advanced Immunotherapeutics [2 credit hours] This course emphasizes the development of methods for immunotherapeutic intervention in cancer and autoimmune and infectious disease. The course has a seminar/discussion/student presentation format. 
  • MBC4710 Targeted Drug Design [3 credit hours] A survey of novel macromolecular targeting approaches to drug design in important human disorders. The course has a seminar/discussion/student presentation format. Prerequisites: MBC 3320 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF D-
  • MBC4720 Advances In Drug Design [3 credit hours] A survey of novel approaches to drug design and development. The course has a seminar/discussion/student presentation format. Prerequisites: MBC 3320 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF D-
  • MBC4780 Internship In Medicinal & Biological Chemistry [6-12 credit hours] An experiential course in which students acquire practical knowledge through hands-on experience in an area of medicinal and biological chemistry by working in an academic, private or government laboratory or professional site. Prerequisites: MBC 3320 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF D- AND MBC 3560 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF D-
  • MBC4850 Advanced Immunology And Tissue Culture Laboratory [1-10 credit hours] Research experience in medicinally related immunology including literature investigations, tissue culture, cell sorting and sterile biotechniques and culminating with a seminar and written report.
  • MBC4870 Biomedicinal Chemistry Laboratory [1-10 credit hours] Research experience in biomedicinal chemistry including literature investigations and chemical synthesis of medicinally important compounds and culminating with a seminar and written report.
  • MBC4900 Honors Seminar In Medicinal And Biological Chemistry [1-3 credit hours] An examination of a specific question in the context of the primary literature in medicinal or biological chemistry.
  • MBC4910 Problems In Biomedicinal Chemistry [1-3 credit hours] Selected study of topics in biomedicinal chemistry. New chemical and biochemical strategies in drug design are examined in detail.
  • MBC4950 Research In Medicinal Chemistry [3-8 credit hours] Selected research and study in medicinal chemistry.
  • MBC4960 Honors Thesis In Medicinal And Biological Chemistry [2-5 credit hours] An examination of a specific research question in medicinal or biological chemistry that can be answered through experimental work.
  • MBC4980 Special Topics In Drug Design [1-4 credit hours] A detailed examination of new chemical and biochemical strategies in drug design. Prerequisites: (MBC 3320 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF D- AND MBC 3560 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF D-)
Last Updated: 5/9/22