Medicinal and biological chemistry is an interdisciplinary science. This major focuses on synthetic organic chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, pharmacology and pharmaceutical chemistry underlying the design, synthesis and development of drugs.
BSPS Internship Description
All six majors in the Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree program require a real-life workplace internship available in a variety of appropriate settings at local, regional, national and international sites. Most students schedule their internships in the summer after their P1 year. Students are generally assigned to ongoing projects at the site and are evaluated on their performance by the site supervisor. A written internship paper or a technical report and/or a presentation, along with the supervisor's evaluation are submitted to the internship course instructor following completion of the experience.
Medicinal and Biological Chemistry Major & Master of Science (M.S.) in Medicinal Chemistry Option
The combination of BSPS and M.S. in Medicinal and Biological Chemistry (MBC) gives students the ability and choice to get two degrees in five years. Students in this program are able to complete the BSPS portion in 3.5 years by graduating in December of the P2 year.
Once the B.S.P.S. degree is awarded the student can move from provisional to accepted in the graduate program. Information on and requirements for the M.S. portion of the B.S.P.S. MBC Major & M.S. Medicinal Chemistry option is in the CPPS Graduate Catalog in the section entitled: Master of Science in Medicinal Chemistry.
The student would begin the Master's portion in the spring semester following the B.S.P.S. MBC graduation at the end of the Fall term, and could complete the M.S. degree by the end of the spring semester of the following year. Therefore the two degrees, B.S.P.S. MBC and M.S. Medicinal Chemistry, could be accomplished in 5 calendar years.
Below is a sample plan of study. Consult your degree audit for your program requirements.
BSPS MEDICINAL AND BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY MAJOR CURRICULUM (FOR P1 STUDENTS ENTERING IN FALL 2018 AND AFTER)
|MATH 1850||Single Variable Calculus I *||4|
|CHEM 1230||General Chemistry I *||4|
|CHEM 1280||General Chemistry Lab I||1|
|BIOL 2170||Fundamentals of Life Science: Biomolecules, Cells, and Inheritance||4|
|BIOL 2180||Fundamentals of Life Science Laboratory: Biomolecules, Cells, and Inheritance||1|
|PHCL 2610||Introductory Physiology||3|
|MATH 2640||Statistics for Applied Science *2||3|
|CHEM 1240||General Chemistry II||4|
|CHEM 1290||General Chemistry Lab II||1|
|ENGL 1110||College Composition I||3|
|Diversity of US 3||3|
|CHEM 2410||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 2460||Organic Chemistry Laboratory I for Non-Majors||1|
|PHYS 1750||Introduction To Physics 1||4|
|ENGL 1130||College Composition II: Academic Disciplines And Discourse||3|
|Social Sciences Core 3||3|
|CHEM 2420||Organic Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 2470||Organic Chemistry Laboratory II for Non-Majors||1|
|Social Sciences Core 3||3|
|Arts/Humanities Core 3||3|
|Arts/Humanities Core 3||3|
|Non‐US Diversity 3||3|
Only offered during fall semesters
Not required prior to P1 for BSPS-only applicants
If double-dip, PREP courseload reduced by 3 hours. Only one double dip is allowed for the UT Core requirements.
Students accepted into the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences should be academically prepared to be placed into MATH 1850 and CHEM 1230. Students placing into a lower math level - MATH 1200, MATH1320 or MATH1750 and/or placing into a lower level chemistry - CHEM 1090 (based on students' testing scores) will require additional hours for graduation.
Students should consult their Degree Audit for coursework that fulfills elective course requirements in the General Education/Core area.
|MBC 3310||Medicinal Chemistry I: Drug Action And Design||2|
|MBC 3330||Techniques in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry||2|
|MBC 3340||Techniques in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry Laboratory||1|
|PHCL 3700||PHARMACOLOGY I: PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOLOGY, AUTONOMIC PHARMACOLOGY AND RELATED PHARMACOLOGY||3|
|MBC 3550||Physiological Chemistry I: Structure And Function Of Biological Macromolecules||3|
|MBC Laboratory (Recommend MBC 3880) 1||3|
|Major Elective 2||2|
|MBC 3100||Practices in Pharmaceutical Research||1|
|MBC 3320||Medicinal Chemistry II: Drug Design and Drug Action||3|
|MBC 3560||Physiological Chemistry II: Chemical Regulation Of Cells And Organisms||3|
|PHCL 3730||BSPS Pharmacology II: Endocrine and CNS Pharmacology||3|
|MBC Laboratory (Recommend MBC 4870) 1||3|
|Major Elective (Recommend MBC 3860) 2||2|
|MBC 4710||Targeted Drug Design 3||3|
|MBC Laboratory (Footnote 1) or Major Elective (Footnote 2) 1 2||13|
|Free electives, if necessary||2|
|MBC 4780||Internship in Medicinal Chemistry 4||6-12|
The MBC major requires that 3 semester hours of laboratory instruction be taken at the 3000 level or higher in a course taught by the MBC Department. Completion of 3 semester hours of any of the following courses will satisfy this requirement: MBC 3880, MBC 4850, MBC 4870, MBC 4880, MBC 4900, MBC 4950, or MBC 4960.
A total of 20 hours of course work to be chosen from the MBC electives list.
MBC 4720, Advances in Drug Design, when offered, will also fulfill the requirement.
Internship can be taken in summer before P2 year.
All requirements listed above must be fulfilled with a minimum of 120 semester hours required for graduation.
A total of 20 hours of course work must be selected from the list of elective courses below. Other electives require approval of the MBC adviser.
|BIOL 3010||Molecular Genetics||3|
|BIOL 3020||Molecular Genetics Laboratory||2|
|BIOL 3030||Cell Biology||3|
|BIOL 3040||Cell Biology Laboratory||2|
|BIOL 4010||Molecular Biology||3|
|BIOL 4110||Human Genetics and Genomics||3|
|CHEM 3310||Analytical Chemistry||2|
|CHEM 3360||Analytical Chemistry Laboratory||2|
|CHEM 3560||Biochemistry Laboratory||2|
|CHEM 3610||Inorganic Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 3720||Physical Chemistry For The Biosciences II||3|
|CHEM 3730||Physical Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 3740||Physical Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 3860||Advanced Laboratory I||2|
|CHEM 3870||Advanced Laboratory II||2|
|CHEM 4300||Instrumental Analysis||2|
|CHEM 4620||Inorganic Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 4880||Advanced Laboratory III||2|
|CHEM 4980||Special Topics In Chemistry||2|
|EEES 4300||Field Botany||3|
|EEES 4450||Hazardous Waste Management||3|
|EEES 4510||Environmental Microbiology||3|
|MBC 3800||Microbiology And Immunology||3|
|MBC 4300||MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY III: INFECTIOUS DISEASE CHEMOTHERAPY||2|
|MBC 3860||Microbiology for Pharmaceutical Professionals||2|
|MBC 4470||Advanced Immuno-Therapeutics||2|
|MBC 4720||Advances In Drug Design||3|
|MBC 4850||Advanced Immunology And Tissue Culture Laboratory||1-10|
|MBC 4870||Biomedicinal Chemistry Laboratory||1-10|
|MBC 4900||Honors Seminar In Medicinal And Biological Chemistry||1-3|
|MBC 4910||Problems In Biomedicinal Chemistry||1-3|
|MBC 4950||Research In Medicinal Chemistry||3-8|
|MBC 4950||Research In Medicinal Chemistry (Honors)||3-8|
|MBC 4960||Honors Thesis In Medicinal And Biological Chemistry||2-5|
|MBC 4980||Special Topics In Drug Design||1-4|
|PHCL 4810||BSPS Pharmacology III: CNS and Cardiovascular Pharmacology||3|
|PHCL 4820||BSPS Pharmacology IV: Chemotherapeutic Agents||3|
|PHCL 4730||Toxicology I||3|
|PHCL 4750||Toxicology II||3|
(a) Interpret the results of studies as presented in reviews and in the primary literature.
(b) Apply the concepts of controlled experimentation and evidence-based practice.
(c) Be able to use primary literature and reference materials to acquire and evaluate relevant information and frame questions requiring further research.
(d) Be able to begin a process of a critical evaluation of technical issues related to the pharmaceutical sciences.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with other professionals and the public; write an interpretable technical report and/or business plans.
Work cooperatively as part of both disciplinary and interdisciplinary teams.
Apply the basic principles of chemistry, life science, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology and biochemistry as they apply to the activity of drugs, biological, and toxins.
Be able to apply appropriate computer technology to create effective written, graphic, and oral presentations.
Apply computer technology to the collection, processing, and analysis of data appropriate to medicinal and biological chemistry.
Discuss the organization of the scientific community and the roles of academia, government, and private industry as well as how this organization affects research, drug development, health care, and technical decision making.
Develop skills to carry out duties in accordance with accepted legal, ethical, social, economic, and professional practices and interact in a professional manner with managers, colleagues, and subordinates.
Develop the skills necessary to maintain professional competence and incorporate new developments and technologies into practice.
Recognize key contemporary problems in a discipline, and understand how these are being addressed through research.
Perform basic chemical, biochemical, pharmaceutical calculations, and stoichiometric calculations, make solutions, control pH, measure concentrations of solutes, and make formulations.
Explain the physical basis and application of the analytical measurements that underlie the field of pharmaceutical chemistry.
Design and interpret a simple controlled experiment.
Critically discuss the rational development of a new drug or therapy.