B.S. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Program Profile Download ImageThe Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry is designed for students to become immersed in chemistry and biology and gain an understanding of how the two fields can be leveraged to improve patient outcomes.

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About the Program

The program will provide a thorough background in chemistry, biology, physics and mathematics as well as a broad, general education in the liberal arts and social sciences. Students who select this major will gain the foundational knowledge and skills necessary for health care scientists and professionals to understand the chemistry associated with drug design and synthesis.

Advanced courses in the degree include:

  • Pharmaceutical chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Cheminformatics and programming
  • Chemical analysis
  • Drug design
  • Synthetic chemistry
  • Biotechnology

The curriculum culminates in individual research opportunities that will allow students to develop their skills beyond their coursework experiences.

Student Outcomes

After completing the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, students may choose to continue on to graduate or professional study, or they can immediately enter the workforce.

Graduates will be well-prepared for positions as laboratory assistants and technicians, and they will be able to gain employment in fields where training in chemical sciences is necessary.

Graduates of the pharmaceutical chemistry program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an interdisciplinary understanding of the fundamentals of biology, chemistry and physics
  • Design experiments and understand the limitations that come with the experimental approach
  • Use oral, written and visual presentations to present their work to both a scientifically literate audience and the general public
  • Demonstrate basic quantitative literacy skills, basic laboratory and research skills

A Premier Biomedical Community

The College is located within the Washington University Medical Campus, one of the nation’s leading biomedical complexes. Through our partnerships with neighboring institutions, you will have access to elite educational, professional and research experiences with some of the top health care professionals, faculty and researchers in the nation.

Take the Next Step

To learn more about St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry or to schedule a visit, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@stlcop.edu or 314.446.8328.

This program has been approved by St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s Board of Trustees to offer beginning fall 2019, and it is pending approval from our regional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission.