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Undergraduate Chemistry Program

apply-to-major-calloutChemistry offers two degree programs. The B.A. program is designed for students who wish to pursue a flexible course of study, and the B.S. program is for students who desire a more rigorous and complete training in chemistry and plan to continue professionally in the field after graduation, either in graduate school or in industry. The curriculum for the B.S. degree meets the certification requirements of the American Chemical Society . Further details are provided in our Undergraduate Handbook.

Undergraduate Medicinal Chemistry Program

The B.S. program in medicinal chemistry provides (1) a basic chemical understanding of life processes and biological control; (2) a chemical basis for the rational design, synthesis, and mechanism of action of drugs, and selective metabolic inhibition; (3) the basic laboratory skills necessary for research in medicinal chemistry; (4) an appreciation of medicinal chemistry and the chemical aspects of pharmacology; and (5) a chemically oriented foundation for postbaccalaureate research and study in medicinal chemistry and professional studies in the health sciences.

This program can provide an optimum background for employment as a B.S.-level medicinal chemist in research institutes, industry, and government; for entrance to graduate school in this or related areas; and for entrance to professional school in the health sciences.