Chemistry, Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Medicinal Chemistry

Requirements

A Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry with a Concentration in Medicinal Chemistry requires a minimum of 51 credit hours of course work in both chemistry and biology.

Required Chemistry Courses
CHEM 1180
CHEM 1184
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
4
CHEM 1190
CHEM 1194
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY
4
CHEM 2250ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 2260ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II3
CHEM 2274ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY2
CHEM 2400
CHEM 2404
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS
and QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS LAB
4
CHEM 2500INTRODUCTION TO INORGANIC CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 3350
CHEM 3354
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I
and PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
4
CHEM 3710ESSENTIALS OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY3
CHEM/BIOL 4650BIOCHEMISTRY I (with the following lab)3
CHEM/BIOL 4654BIOCHEMISTRY I LABORATORY1
Additional Lecture
Select one of the following:3-4
INTRODUCTION TO MOLECULAR MODELING
ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY - SYNTHESIS
ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY - MECHANISM
ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY: MECHANISM AND MODELING
BIOCHEMISTRY II
Additional Lab1
SPECTROMETRIC CHARACTERIZATIONS
BIOCHEMISTRY II LABORATORY
CHEMISTRY PROJECTS
Biology Requirements
BIOL 1450BIOLOGY I5
BIOL 2140GENETICS4
Advanced Courses
Select 4 credit hours from advance courses (listed below)4
Total Credits51-52

Advanced Courses

Analytical
CHEM 3414INSTRUMENTAL METHODS1
CHEM 3424SPECTROMETRIC CHARACTERIZATIONS1
CHEM 4400INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS3
CHEM 4404INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS LABORATORY1
Biochemistry
CHEM/BIOL 4660BIOCHEMISTRY II3
CHEM/BIOL 4664BIOCHEMISTRY II LABORATORY1
CHEM 4670PROTEIN PURIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION2
Inorganic
CHEM 3514INORGANIC PREPARATIONS1
CHEM 4500ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 4510SOLID STATE INORGANIC CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 4540GEOCHEMISTRY3
Organic
CHEM 3210INTRODUCTION TO MOLECULAR MODELING3
CHEM 4230ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY - SYNTHESIS3
CHEM 4240ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY - MECHANISM3
CHEM 4250ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY: MECHANISM AND MODELING4
Physical Chemistry
CHEM 3360PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II3
CHEM 3364PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY1
Polymer
CHEM 4310POLYMER CHEMISTRY3
Research
CHEM 4950CHEMISTRY PROJECTS1
CHEM 4960CHEMISTRY PROBLEMS1-3
Internship
CHEM 4810CHEMISTRY INTERNSHIP1-6
Special Topics
CHEM 4930SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY1-3
Biology
BIOL 3020MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL3
BIOL 3240INTRODUCTION TO IMMUNOLOGY3
BIOL 3830BIOLOGY OF PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISMS3
BIOL 4130MOLECULAR GENETICS4
BIOL 4140CELLULAR BIOLOGY4
BIOL 4450VIROLOGY3
BIOL 4640MICROBIAL PHYSIOLOGY4
BIOL 4730VERTEBRATE ENDOCRINOLOGY3
BIOL 4850DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY3
BIOL 4860COMPARATIVE GENOMICS3

Required Cognate Courses

MATH 1950CALCULUS I5
MATH 1960CALCULUS II5
Select one of the following sequence:
Sequence I
PHYS 2110
PHYS 1154
GENERAL PHYSICS I - CALCULUS LEVEL
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I
5
PHYS 2120
PHYS 1164
GENERAL PHYSICS-CALCULUS LEVEL
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY II
5
Sequence II
PHYS 1110
PHYS 1154
GENERAL PHYSICS I WITH ALGEBRA
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I
5
PHYS 1120
PHYS 1164
GENERAL PHYSICS
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY II
5
Recommended but not required
MATH 1970CALCULUS III4

These courses can be applied to pre-professional curricula. For example, with proper selection of electives and sequencing of requirements, pre-pharmacy students may meet UNMC College of Pharmacy entrance requirements in three years and still be able to complete a B.S. in chemistry with a concentration in medicinal chemistry in four years.

To graduate with an ACS certified degree, see your chemistry advisor for proper course selection.