Minor in Medicinal Chemistry

Intakes for this program have been postponed indefinitely.


This minor may be applied towards any KPU bachelor's degree.

Faculty's website: kpu.ca/science

Department's website: kpu.ca/science/chemistry

Admission Requirements

Students pursuing a Minor in Medicinal Chemistry must be admitted to KPU for undergraduate studies.

Declaration Requirements

Students pursuing this minor must declare their intention prior to graduation. A minor may only be declared as part of a bachelor’s degree.

Curricular Requirements

The Minor in Medicinal Chemistry requires completion of 18 credits of upper-level CHEM courses.

Additionally, up to 30 credits of lower-level prerequisite courses in CHEM, MATH and PHYS may be required, depending on the student's academic background.

Lower-Level Prerequisites
CHEM 1210Chemical Energetics and Dynamics4
CHEM 2315Analytical Chemistry4
CHEM 2320Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 2420Organic Chemistry II4
Select one of the following:3
Differential Calculus
Calculus for Life Sciences I
Calculus I (Business Applications)
MATH 1220Integral Calculus3
or MATH 1230 Calculus for Life Sciences II
PHYS 1101Physics for Life Sciences I4
or PHYS 1120 Physics for Physical and Applied Sciences I
PHYS 1102Physics for Life Sciences II4
or PHYS 1220 Physics for Physical and Applied Sciences II
Upper-Level Requirements
CHEM 3320Natural Products Chemistry4
CHEM 4320Drug Discovery, Design & Development4
CHEM 4330Modern Alchemy3
CHEM 4399Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry3
CHEM 4610Instrumental Analysis4
Total Credits48

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of the minor as part of a bachelor’s degree program, transcripts will indicate a Minor in Medicinal Chemistry.

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