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Course Requirements


Core Course Requirement

The following courses or course areas are required of all graduate students in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program prior to graduation. Courses and course areas similar to those listed, which have been taken prior to entry in the program, may satisfy the requirement and courses other than those listed may be substituted.

  • PCEU 607 and 608 Introduction to Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • IBMS 600 Laboratory Safety
  • MICR 510 Scientific Integrity
  • MEDC 690 Seminar
  • MEDC 697 Directed research


All students will complete the following core courses:

Course   Credits
MEDC 591 Special Topics in Medicinal Chemistry  3
MEDC 601 Advanced Medicinal Chemistry I 1
MEDC 610 or MEDC 620 Advanced Medicinal Chemistry II or III 2
MEDC 526 Research Techniques 1-4
PHTX 691 Special Topics in Pharmacology 1.5
CHEM 504 Advanced Organic Chemistry I 3
MEDC 541 Survey of Molecular Modeling Methods or CHEM 510 Atomic and Molecular Structure 1-3
BIOC 503 or 504 Biochemistry  5


In addition, elective courses are deemed necessary to the student's program; these electives may include courses outside the department.