The department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics offers a five-year program that allows qualified students to attain a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry and a Master of Science degree in chemistry with a pharmaceutical chemistry concentration.

Degree Plan

NOTE: All students are required to complete the General Education Requirements of their campus in fulfillment of their Bachelor degree requirements.

Semesters 1 and 2

  • CHEM1201 General Chemistry I Lecture
  • CHEM1203 General Chemistry I Laboratory
  • CHEM1202 General Chemistry II Lecture
  • CHEM1204 General Chemistry II Laboratory

Semeters 3 and 4

  • CHEM2261 Organic Chemistry I Lecture
  • CHEM2263 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
  • CHEM2262 Organic Chemistry II Lecture
  • CHEM2264 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

Semesters 5

Semester 6

Semester 7

  • CHEM2211 Inorganic Chemistry Lecture
  • CHEM2221  Analytical Chemistry Lecture
  • CHEM2223 Analytical Chemistry Lecture / Laboratory
  • Pharm Chem Requirement
  • Graduate Elective

Semester 8

  • CHEM2314 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM4233 Instrumental Analysis Lecture
  • CHEM4234 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
  • CHEM4215 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (or)
  • CHEM4373 Polymer Chemistry
  • Pharm Chem Requirement (3 credits)

9th Semester

  • Pharm Chem Requirement (9 credits)
  • Graduate Elective (3 credits)

10th semester

  • Pharm Chem Requirement (3-4 credits)
  • Pharm Chem Elective (6 credits)
  • Graduate Elective (3 credits)

Cognate Requirements

Semesters 1 and 2

Semesters 3 and 4

Semester 6

Major Requirements:

Advance Mathematics Course: select one course, three credits, from the following:
Graduate Courses for BS and MS degree: Students should consult with their advisors for course selections and new course offerings.
Required Courses: The following 12 credits must be taken
Six/Seven (6-7) credits from the following:
  • CHEM6755     Medicinal Chemistry (or)
  • CHEM6752     Drug Design & Discovery (and)
  • CHEM7737     Chemical Analysis of Pharmaceuticals (or)
  • BIOL6845/BIOL6846  Molecular Biology Techniques with Lab
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Electives (6 credits)
  • Any 5000 or higher level Marketing (MKTG), Management (MGMT), Pharmaceutical Chem (PHAR), Math (MATH), Biology (BIOL), Chemistry (CHEM), or Cosmetic Science (COSC) course
Graduate Electives (9 credits):
  • Any 5000 or higher level CHEM, COSC or BIOL course.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for the BS degree, and a minimum of an additional 24-25 graduate credits is required for the MS degree, for a total of 144-145 credits for the combined degree.

Course Descriptions