Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

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: 50-375
Sophomore/intermediate courses is: 50-250
Upper level/advanced courses is: 15-100

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
    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.

Please visit our department website for additional information about our faculty.

Practical Experience and Special Academic Opportunities

Students are encouraged to participate in undergraduate research through CHE 290 or CHE 498.
External internships may be used to serve as research 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 716-645-6807 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

Last updated: November 22 2021 21:01:55