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Medicinal Chemistry

Minor

The Medicinal Chemistry minor will provide you with the knowledge, training and skills needed for employment and research opportunities in drug discovery and development. The discovery of new drugs is one of the most exciting and rapidly developing fields in science, and there is a growing need for safer, more effective pharmaceuticals against old diseases (like cancer), new ones (such as HIV/AIDS) and diseases that are becoming more widespread (such as malaria and tuberculosis). Society also faces challenges ranging from antimicrobial resistance through to cancer and dementia. Medicinal chemistry looks at how to find drugs to combat these diseases, and how to make those drugs.

About this minor

Graduate opportunities

With a minor in medicinal chemistry, you can work in universities, corporate laboratories, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and hospitals. You will possess strong analytical and laboratory expertise in determining possible curative and preventative drugs for diseases such as cancer, AIDS, hepatitis, polio and even the common cold.

Career pathways

The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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