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Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Collaborative Program of the Faculty of Arts & Science and the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

Pharmaceutical Chemistry combines knowledge of the biological, medical, and physical sciences in the study 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 facets of chemistry the 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.

Undergraduate Office – General Enquiries: Linda Chung, (416-978-2162), l.chung@utoronto.ca

Program Director: Dr. Rob Macgregor, (416-978-7332) rob.macgregor@utoronto.ca

 

Regarding Pharmaceutical Chemistry Programs

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.

This program is offered jointly by the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and the Faculty of Arts and Science.   Students in the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Specialist program will receive a solid background in physical, organic and analytical chemistry, and will also learn the fundamental aspects of the synthesis, manufacture, use and mode of action of drugs.  The fourth-year project course gives students direct involvement in research.  

We also offer an internship in which qualified students may spend 12 or 16 months working at a pharmaceutical company or research lab.  This is a project-based, paid employment placement that takes place between the third and fourth years of undergraduate study. It provides the student with an opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired in the first three years of university to private- or public-sector settings. Placements are available in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, university research labs, university-affiliated organizations, or government research agencies.