Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Medicinal Chemistry - Overview

Department of Chemistry

Contact Information

College of Arts and Sciences
363 Natural Sciences Building
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-3000

Phone: 716.645.6626
Fax: 716.645.6963
Email: chemug@buffalo.edu
Web Address: chemistry.buffalo.edu
Michael R. Detty
Jerome Keister
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Graduate Secretary


The bachelor of science degree 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.

Depending upon the choice of electives, 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.

Last updated: February 22 2022 21:08:39