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medicinal chemistry

Learn how to leverage chemistry and biology to improve patient outcomes through drug discovery and optimization. Our Bachelor of Science in Medicinal Chemistry program will prepare you to work as a laboratory assistant or technician or in chemical sciences.

Gain a thorough background in chemistry, biology, physics and mathematics with a broad education in the liberal arts and social sciences. Conduct collaborative research as early as your first year. In our undergraduate Medicinal Chemistry program, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills to understand the chemistry behind drug design and synthesis.

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Expected chemist and materials scientist job growth through 2032


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Expected chemist and materials scientist job openings over the next decade

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Looking Forward

Your B.S. in Medicinal Chemistry will make you a competitive candidate for jobs as a:

  • Researcher
  • Laboratory Supervisor
  • Chemical Scientist
  • Laboratory Technician

Your degree also can serve as the perfect foundation for graduate or advanced study in a variety of in-demand fields, including:

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Dentistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Medical Research
  • Agriculture Science
  • Materials Science

The Fast Track to Your Master’s Degree

Accelerate your education with UHSP’s 4+1 path which allows you to integrate the B.S. in Medicinal Chemistry with a Master of Science in Medicinal Chemistry, earning two valuable degrees in just five years.

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Student work in lab with help from faculty mentor

Develop Your Research Skills

Gain the research skills to succeed on the job and throughout your academic career. UHSP offers several opportunities for students to work alongside expert faculty and clinicians in our state-of-the-art labs, starting as early as your first year.

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