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Medicinal Chemistry (for Medical Science)


The Medicinal Chemistry major will provide you with the knowledge, training and skills needed for employment and research opportunities in drug discovery and development. 

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About this major

A major in Medicinal Chemistry requires 48 credit points, consisting of:

(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iii) 12 credit points of 3000-level core units
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level selective chemistry units
(v) 6 credit points of 3000-level selective pharmacology units

Graduate opportunities

With a major in medicinal chemistry, you can work in:

  • universities
  • corporate laboratories
  • pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries
  • hospitals

You will possess strong analytical and laboratory expertise in determining possible curative and preventative drugs for diseases such as cancer, AIDS, hepatitis, polio and even the common cold.

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