CUGS Pharmaceutical Sciences

CUGS Pharmaceutical Sciences

Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Certificate of Undergraduate Study (CUGS) in Pharmaceutical Sciences provides a sequence of courses that combine chemistry and biochemistry topics of relevance to the study of pharmaceutical design, synthesis, testing, and analysis. These courses will provide a strong foundation for students interested in pursuing employment within the local pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, and for those wishing to pursue chemistry and biomedically oriented graduate education (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., D.O., and Pharm.D.).

Core courses - 9 s.h.

  • CHEM07.407 - Advanced Biochemistry Lecture, 3 s.h.
  • CHEM07.490 - General Aspects of Pharmacology, 3 s.h.
  • CHEM07.492 - Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 3 s.h.

Elective Courses (Two courses selected from the elective bank listed below.)

  • CHEM07.357 - Chemical Biology, 3 s.h.
  • CHEM07.410 - Medicinal Chemistry, 3 s.h.
  • CHEM07.464 - Advanced Organic Chemistry I (Lecture) – WI, 3 s.h.
  • CHEM07.465 - Physical Organic Chemistry, 3 s.h.
  • CHEM08.410 - Survey of Molecular Modelling Methods, 3 s.h.
  • CHEM09.322 - Bioanalytical Chemistry, 3 s.h.
  • CHEM05.430* - Advanced Topics in Chemistry*, 3 s.h.
  • CHEM07.431* - Advanced Topics in Biochemistry*, 3 s.h.

To be awarded the CUGS in Pharmaceutical Sciences, students must complete all courses required for the CUGS in Pharmaceutical Science with at least a 2.0 average. All required and optional courses in this CUGS require Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 07.201) as a prerequisite. A core course Advanced Biochemistry Lecture requires Biochemistry (CHEM 07.348 or BIOL 14.348) as a prerequisite.

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