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Medicinal Chemistry BS - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 19.10 PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY, CIP: 40.0599 Chemistry, Other)

Department of Chemistry

363 Natural Sciences Building
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-3000

David F. Watson

Troy Wood
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Professor, Undergraduate Advisor

Katie Stanton
Undergraduate Secretary

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the Medicinal Chemistry BS Program

Academic Requirements

Minimum GPA of 2.000 overall required.

Transfer Credit Policy

The Department of Chemistry does not evaluate credit hours from the transfer institution—this is the responsibility of the Office of Admissions. However, the Director of Undergraduate Studies is able to make value judgments concerning whether or not a departmental degree requirement has been completed. The judgment is made primarily on the basis of exposure to the subject matter and not merely on the basis of the number of credit hours earned or the title of the course. Rather, prerequisites and the number of lectures and laboratory sessions per week are used as a general guide. In almost every case the Director finds that the students have correctly evaluated the course in question. If there is a disagreement, a petitioning procedure is available to the student. Difficulties are very seldom serious enough to delay graduation beyond the fourth year of academic study.

Residency Requirement

Prerequisite Courses

CHE 101/CHE 102 General Chemistry or CHE 105/CHE 106 Chemistry: Principles and Applications
BIO 201 Cell Biology & BIO 211 Cell Biology Lab
MTH 141/MTH 142 College Calculus I & II

Required Courses

BIO 201 Cell Biology
BIO 211 Cell Biology Lab
CHE 101 General Chemistry w/ CHE 113 Lab, or CHE 105 Chemistry Principles and Applications
CHE 102 General Chemistry w/ CHE 114 Lab, or CHE 106 Chemistry Principles and Applications
CHE 203/CHE 205 Organic Chemistry or CHE 251 Contemporary Organic Chemistry
CHE 204/CHE 206 Organic Chemistry or CHE 252 Contemporary Organic Chemistry
CHE 301 Intermediate Organic Chemistry Laboratory
CHE 312 Chemistry of Biological Systems (recommended) or BCH 403 Principles of Biochemistry
CHE 314 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
CHE 315 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
CHE 319 Physical Chemistry I
CHE 320 Physical Chemistry II
CHE 321 Inorganic Chemistry I
CHE 455 Synthetic Organic Chemistry
MCH 401 Principles of Med Chem I
MCH 498 Undergraduate Research Participation in Medicinal Chemistry* (2 credit hours)
MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
PHY 107 General Physics I
PHY 108 General Physics II
PHY 158 General Physics II Lab
One chemistry laboratory elective course chosen from the following list:

  • CHE 322 Inorganic Chemistry I
  • CHE 329 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
  • CHE 330 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II

15 credit hours of science electives at the 300/400 level

*MCH 498 is recommended, not required.

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Medicinal Chemistry BS degree
Credits Required for Major84
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 32
Additional Credits Required for Electives 4
Total Credits Required for Degree 120

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Aug 10, 2022 11:43:07