Bachelor of Science Medicinal Chemistry Option

A B.S. degree in chemistry with a concentration in medicinal chemistry requires course work in both chemistry and biology.

The required 38 credit hours of chemistry include: CHEM 1180, CHEM 1184, CHEM 1190, CHEM 1194, CHEM 2250, CHEM 2260, CHEM 2274, CHEM 2400, CHEM 2404, CHEM 2500, CHEM 3350, CHEM 3354, CHEM 3710, CHEM 4650, CHEM 4654, one additional lecture from CHEM 3210, CHEM 4230, CHEM 4240, CHEM 4660 and one additional lab from CHEM 3424, CHEM 4664, or CHEM 4950.

The required nine credit hours of biology course work are BIOL 1450 and BIOL 2140.

Four additional credit hours must come from CHEM 3120, CHEM 3360 (CHEM 3364), CHEM 3414, CHEM 3424, CHEM 3514, CHEM 4230, CHEM 4240, CHEM 4400 (CHEM 4404), CHEM 4500, CHEM 4660 (CHEM 4664), CHEM 4670, CHEM 4810, CHEM 4930, CHEM 4950, CHEM 4960 or BIOL 3020, BIOL 3240, BIOL 3830, BIOL 4130, BIOL 4140, BIOL 4450, BIOL 4640, BIOL 4720 (BIOL 4730), BIOL 4850, BIOL 4960.

Required cognates are Calculus (MATH 1950, MATH 1960); and a year sequence of general physics with laboratories. Graduates meeting ACS requirements will be certified.

These courses can be applied to pre-professional curricula. For example, with care to the 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.

A sample program can be found at www.unomaha.edu/chemistry/academic_plans/plans.php.

Adviser: Dr. Douglas Stack.