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Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Pharmaceutical Chemistry combines knowledge of the biological, medical, and physical sciences in the study of the scientific aspect of drug therapy. The emphasis is on the chemical nature of the reactions and interactions involved in drug therapy. The students will receive a solid background in the aspects of chemistry that are most relevant to drugs: physical, organic, and analytical chemistry. They will also learn the fundamental aspects of the synthesis, manufacture, use, and mode of action of drugs.



  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry (specialist)


First-Year Courses

  • The Pharmaceutical Chemistry program does not offer any first-year courses


Advice for First Year

Students who are interested in studying pharmaceutical chemistry should take BIO120H1 – Adaptation and Biodiversity and BIO130H1 – Molecular and Cell Biology, CHM136H1 – Introductory Organic Chemistry I and CHM135H1 – Chemistry: Physical Principles or CHM151Y1 – Chemistry: The Molecular Science, PHY131H1 and PHY132H1 – Introduction to Physics or PHY151H1 and PHY152H1 – Foundations of Physics.


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