Medicinal Chemistry : About The Program

About Our Degrees

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.

Acceptance Information

Deadlines: Rolling
Number of applicants/year: 40
Number of accepted majors/year: 40
Total number of majors currently enrolled: 80

Degree Requirements

Please see Degrees and Policies.

About Our Courses

The typical class size for:

Freshman/introductory courses is: 50-300
Sophomore/intermediate courses is: 50-300
Upper level/advanced courses is: 15-30

Suggested Introductory Courses
  • BIO 201 Cell Biology
  • CHE 105 Chemistry: Principles and Applications I (preferred) or CHE 101 General Chemistry I
  • MTH 141 College Calculus I (preferred) or MTH 121 Survey of Calculus and Its Applications 1

For course descriptions, please see Courses.

About Our Faculty

The chemistry faculty includes a number of Ph.D. scientists who maintain active research programs in medicinal chemistry. Many of these have grants and contracts awarded in competitions with other scientists to support their research. The majority of outside support is from the National Institutes of Health. Faculty also hold memberships in various national organizations and several have been honored for their contributions to science.

Practical Experience and Special Academic Opportunities

Notable Program Features

The Medicinal Chemistry program offers an accelerated, 5-year B.S./M.S. for qualified students. Medicinal chemistry majors apply in the junior year. Please contact the Department of Chemistry Graduate Office at 716-645-6800 for more information.

Honors, Awards, and Scholarships

Medicinal chemistry students are eligible for the same awards as chemistry students; for a list of these awards, see the Undergraduate Catalog page for Chemistry.

Extracurricular Activities

Medicinal chemistry students are welcome to join the chemistry undergraduate club, the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society.

See the UB Student Association.

Complementary Programs and Courses

Majors that complement Medicinal Chemistry

Minors that complement Medicinal Chemistry

Courses outside Medicinal Chemistry that would improve employment opportunities:
Chemistry, especially synthetic and organic chemistry courses.

Links to Further Information About this Program

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:01:44 EST