Bachelor Of Science In Chemistry With A Concentration In Medicinal Chemistry

A B.S. degree in chemistry with a concentration in medicinal chemistry requires a minimum of 51 credit hours of course work in both chemistry and biology.

The required 38 credit hours of chemistry include:

CHEM 1180General Chemistry I

3 credits

CHEM 1184General Chemistry I Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 1190General Chemistry II

3 credits

CHEM 1194General Chemistry II Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 2250Organic Chemistry I

3 credits

CHEM 2260Organic Chemistry II

3 credits

CHEM 2274Organic Chemistry Laboratory

2 credits

CHEM 2400Quantitative Analysis

3 credits

CHEM 2404Quantitative Analysis Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 2500Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry

3 credits

CHEM 3350/CHEM 8355Physical Chemistry I

3 credits

CHEM 3354/CHEM 8359Physical Chemistry I Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 3710Essentials of Medicinal Chemistry

3 credits

CHEM 4650/BIOL 4650/BIOL 8656/CHEM 8656Biochemistry I

3 credits

CHEM 4654/BIOL 4654/BIOL 8654/CHEM 8654Biochemistry I Laboratory

1 credit

One additional lecture from:

CHEM 3210/CHEM 8215Introduction to Molecular Modeling

3 credits

CHEM 4230/CHEM 8236Advanced Organic Chemistry - Synthesis

3 credits

CHEM 4240/CHEM 8246Advanced Organic Chemistry - Mechanism

3 credits

CHEM 4660/BIOL 4660/BIOL 8666/CHEM 8666Biochemistry II

3 credits

And one additional lab from:

CHEM 3424/CHEM 8429Spectrometric Characterizations

1 credit

CHEM 4664/BIOL 4664/BIOL 8664/CHEM 8664Biochemistry II Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 4950Chemistry Projects

1 credit

The required 9 credit hours of biology course work are:

BIOL 1450Biology I

5 credits

BIOL 2140Genetics

4 credits

In addition, 4 credit hours must come from the following advanced courses:

 

Analytical

CHEM 3414/CHEM 8419Instrumental Methods

1 credit

CHEM 3424/CHEM 8429Spectrometric Characterizations

1 credit

CHEM 4400/CHEM 8406Instrumental Analysis

3 credits

CHEM 4404/CHEM 8409Instrumental Analysis Laboratory

1 credit

Biochemistry

CHEM 4660/BIOL 4660/BIOL 8666/CHEM 8666Biochemistry II

3 credits

CHEM 4664/BIOL 4664/BIOL 8664/CHEM 8664Biochemistry II Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 4670/CHEM 8676Protein Purification and Characterization

2 credits

Inorganic

CHEM 3514Inorganic Preparations

1 credit

CHEM 4500/CHEM 8506Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

3 credits

CHEM 4510Solid State Inorganic Chemistry

3 credits

CHEM 4540Geochemistry

3 credits

Organic

CHEM 3210/CHEM 8215Introduction to Molecular Modeling

3 credits

CHEM 4230/CHEM 8236Advanced Organic Chemistry - Synthesis

3 credits

CHEM 4240/CHEM 8246Advanced Organic Chemistry - Mechanism

3 credits

Physical Chemistry

CHEM 3360/CHEM 8365Physical Chemistry II

3 credits

CHEM 3364/CHEM 8369Physical Chemistry II Laboratory

1 credit

Polymer

CHEM 4310Polymer Chemistry

3 credits

Research

CHEM 4950Chemistry Projects

1 credit

CHEM 4960/CHEM 8966Chemistry Problems

1 - 3 credits

Internship

CHEM 4810Chemistry Internship

1 - 6 credits

Special Topics

CHEM 4930/CHEM 8936Special Topics in Chemistry

1 - 3 credits

Biology

BIOL 3020Molecular Biology of the Cell

3 credits

BIOL 3240Introduction to Immunology

3 credits

BIOL 3830Biology of Pathogenic Microorganisms

3 credits

BIOL 4130/BIOL 8136Molecular Genetics

4 credits

BIOL 4140/BIOL 8146Cellular Biology

4 credits

BIOL 4450/BIOL 8456Virology

3 credits

BIOL 4640/BIOL 8646Microbial Physiology

4 credits

BIOL 4720/BIOL 8726Experimental Endocrinology

2 credits

BIOL 4730/BIOL 8736Vertebrate Endocrinology

3 credits

BIOL 4850/BIOL 8856Developmental Biology

3 credits

BIOL 4960/BIOL 8966Advanced Genetics

3 credits

Required cognate courses are:

MATH 1950Calculus I

5 credits

MATH 1960Calculus II

5 credits

AND either the recommended sequence of

PHYS 2110General Physics 1 - Calculus Level

4 credits

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1 credit

PHYS 2120General Physics - Calculus Level

4 credits

PHYS 1164General Physics Laboratory II

1 credit

OR

PHYS 1110General Physics I with Algebra

4 credits

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1 credit

PHYS 1120General Physics

4 credits

PHYS 1164General Physics Laboratory II

1 credit

Recommended but not required:

MATH 1970Calculus III

4 credits

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.