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What is medicinal chemistry?

Medicinal chemistry provides you with topics ranging from investigations of water surrounding pharmaceutical agents and chemical components in biological systems, to new methodologies for drug syntheses. This program is designed as a formal and direct pathway to medical school and other health professions programs.

Why medicinal chemistry at OSU?

Our faculty to student ratio is low, which means personalized attention in the advanced courses. Students have access to state-of-the-art instrumentation and the ability to perform cutting edge undergraduate research. Providing you with practical, hands-on experience.

Career Paths

Students interested in medicinal chemistry have found success in the following areas:


Finish in Four

OSU’s “Finish In Four” plans are designed to assist you in an eight semester plan guiding you to graduate within four years.

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Financial Aid

The Department of Chemistry offers departmental level scholarships for eligible students. The Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (OK-LSAMP) scholarship program on campus provides scholars with increased opportunities and connections, including undergraduate research experiences, graduate school preparation, international experiences and internships/externships with companies in the STEM fields.

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