PHARMACOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY (CH35) FALL 2017

Requirements for the PHARMACOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY B.S. Degree

The Pharmacological Chemistry major provides a strong background in chemistry and includes most courses required by California pharmacy schools. The major is intended primarily to prepare students for pharmacy school (Pharm.D.). Students fulfilling their elective requirements with appropriate courses would be prepared for graduate school to obtain a Ph.D. in pharmacology, biochemistry or other areas of science. Degree recipients would also be prepared for most jobs in the biotechnology and chemical industries.

Pharmacological chemistry students are strongly encouraged to complete a full year of general chemistry and a full year of lower-division biology. As with some medical programs, some pharmacy programs may require a full year of these courses and may not accept tests such as the Advanced Placement exam to satisfy these requirements. Click here to read more about the Learning Objectives for the Pharmacological Chemistry major.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WHO MATRICULATED FALL 2017 AND AFTER.

CLICK HERE FOR REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS THAT MATRICULATED PRIOR TO 2017


The following courses must be taken for a letter grade:

Lower-Division Requirements

  1. General Chemistry (6A, 6B & 6C or 6AH, 6BH & 6CH)
  2. General Chemistry Laboratory (7L or CHEM 7LM)
  3. Physics  (2A, 2B & 2C or 2D)
  4. Physics Laboratory (2CL or 2DL)
  5. Calculus (20A, 20B, 20C & 20D)
  6. Organic Chemistry  (40A, 40B & 40C or 40AH, 40BH & 40CH)
  7. Organic Chemistry Laboratory (43A or 43AM)
  8. Biology (BILD 1 & 2)

Upper-Division Requirements

  1. Physical Chemistry (CHEM 126 & 127 Recommended, CHEM 130, 131, & 132 Acceptable)
  2. Biochemistry (CHEM 114A, 114B, & 114C)   
  3. Pharmacology and Toxicology (CHEM 118)
  4. Medicinal Chemistry (CHEM 167)
  5. Drug Synthesis and Design (CHEM 168)
  6. Required Laboratory Courses:  
    • Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 100A)
    • Organic Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 143B)
    • Choose One:  Protein Biochemistry Lab (CHEM 108), Recombinant DNA Laboratory (CHEM 109), or Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 143C)
  7. Elective: This elective is defined as a four-unit (minimum) upper division or graduate course offered by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and taken for a letter grade.  4 units of a non-letter graded courses such as CHEM 195 and CHEM 199, may be petitioned to fulfill this elective.

For ACS Certification

Replace the elective listed above (#7) with the following 3 courses:

  1. Inorganic Chemistry I (CHEM 120A)
  2. Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 105A)
  3. Select 1 of the following labs:
    • Instrumental Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 100B)
    • Advanced Physical Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 105B)
    • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 123)
    • Protein Biochemistry Lab (CHEM 108), Recombinant DNA Laboratory (CHEM 109), or Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 143C) (if not already taken as the Biochemistry Laboratory)


Suggested Program for Pharmacological Chemistry B.S. Major who began at UCSD Fall 2017

  • Talk to your college for planning general education courses   
  • ACS Certification requires additional courses not included below
  • Most California pharmacy schools require a course in public speaking for admission to the school. Students planning to apply to these programs should take Introduction to Speech, Theatre TDGE 25, or an appropriate course at a community college.
  • Best time to study abroad is Fall quarter of Sophomore or Junior year. Education Abroad Program deadlines for upcoming year vary by country. See EAP website. See the Chemistry & Biochemistry Undergraduate Advisor for assistance in planning to study abroad.

The quarter in which a course is offered is subject to change based on space and instructor availability.  Please check the department website (http://chemistry.ucsd.edu/graduate-program/courses14-15.html) each academic year to see a projection of classes offered by quarter. Many courses have enforced prerequisites or are offered once per year. 

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

FRESHMAN YEAR
CHEM 6A CHEM 6B CHEM 6C
MATH 20A MATH 20B CHEM 7LM
BILD 1 MATH 20C
SOPHOMORE YEAR
CHEM 100A CHEM 40B CHEM 143B
CHEM 40A CHEM 43A CHEM 40C
MATH 20D PHYS 2A PHYS 2B
JUNIOR YEAR
CHEM 114A CHEM 114B CHEM 114C
PHYS 2C/2D BILD 2 PHYS 2CL
CHEM 167 CHEM 168
SENIOR YEAR
CHEM 126/127 CHEM 126/127 Elective
Lab** CHEM 118

** CHEM 108 or 109 or 143C (CHEM 109 is usually offered in winter). 

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