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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

Jerome Keister
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Katie Stanton
Undergraduate Secretary

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the Medicinal Chemistry BS Program

Academic Requirements

Minimum GPA of 2.0 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

Required Courses

BIO 201 Cell Biology
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 201 Organic Chemistry or CHE 251 Contemporary Organic Chemistry
CHE 202 Organic Chemistry or CHE 252 Contemporary Organic Chemistry
CHE 214 and CHE 215 Analytical Chemistry
CHE 301 Intermediate Organic Chemistry Laboratory
CHE 312 Chemistry of Biological Systems (recommended) or BCH 403 Principles of Biochemistry
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*
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: CHE 322, CHE 329, or CHE 330
15 credit hours of science electives

*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: Dec 05, 2019 11:41:26