Auburn Bulletin 2023-2024

Pharmaceutical Sciences: Medicinal Chemistry Option - Graduate Certificate

This graduate certificate enables students to obtain training and to become credentialed in the field of medicinal chemistry.  This field encompasses the study of drug mechanisms of action and biodisposition (absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination), the design and synthesis of bioactive molecules, the detection and quantification of bioactive molecules, and the chemistry of natural products.  Thus, the knowledge base and credentialing available through this program will enhance the ability of students to obtain employment, particularly, but not exclusively, in the pharmaceutical industry.

CHEM 7200Physical Organic Chemistry3
CHEM 7220Organic Reactions3
DRDD 7230Advanced Medicinal Chemistry I3
DRDD 7240Advanced Medicinal Chemistry II3
Elective Courses3
Biochemistry of Macromolecules
Special Topics in Organic Chemistry
Advances in Bioanalytical Chemistry
Formal Presentations in Modern Chemistry
Drug Action and Design
Separation Science
Mass Spectrometry of Organic Compounds
Heterocyclic Medicinal Chemistry
Total Hours15