Dual Degree Option (BS/MS in Chemistry)

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Students accepted into the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry program are eligible to earn a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry in conjunction with their undergraduate degree through a five-year dual degree program. If accepted into the dual degree program, the MS coursework will begin in the fall of the student's fourth year. 

Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry Curriculum

COURSE

TITLE

SEMESTER HOURS

Year G1–Fall (BS/MS)

CHE 731

Advanced Organic Chemistry

4

CHE 714

Spectroscopic Analysis (w/ Lab)

3

PSB 346

Physio-Chemical Properties of Drug Molecules

3

Distribution Elective

3

Advanced Chemistry Elective

3

Semester Total

16

Year G1–Spring (BS/MS)

CHE 445L

Experimental Techniques in Chemistry

2

CHE 450

Pharmaceutical Chemistry I (w/ Lab)

4

CHE 710

Seminar

1

CHE 880

Research

CHE 885

Literature Based Research

3

Advanced Chemistry Elective

2-3

Semester Total

12-13

Year G1–Summer

CHE 880

Research

CHE 885

Literature Based Research

3

Semester Total

3

Year G2–Fall

CHE 711

Seminar

1

CHE 751

Pharmaceutical Chemistry II (w/ Lab)

4

CHE 810

Heterocyclic Chemistry

2

CHE 880

Research

CHE 885

Literature Based Research

3

Semester Total

10

Year G2–Spring*

CHE 825

Internship

9

Semester Total

9

Year G2–Summer

CHE 880

Research

CHE 885

Literature Based Research

3

Semester Total

3

*CHE 825 Internship could be taken in either of the three semesters: G1-Summer, G2-Spring, or G2-Summer. Research will be taken in the other two semesters.

Elective Options

CHE 347

Advanced Topics in Biochemistry at Simmons (w/ Lab)

4

CHE 435

Green Chemistry (w/ Lab)

3

CHE 437

Computational Methods in Chemistry

3

CHE 470

Characterization of Solids

3

CHE 530

Undergraduate Research Project

2

PSB 802

Chemistry of Macromolecules

3

PSB 815

Drug Metabolism

3

PSB 820

Advanced Medicinal Chemistry I

3

PSB 822

Enzyme Kinetics

2

PSB 851

Bio-Organic Chemistry

2