The Pharmaceutical Chemistry Specialist program leads to an undergraduate degree from the Faculty of Arts and Science. This subject 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. The program is offered jointly by the Faculty of Arts and Science and the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto. 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.
Professor David Dubins, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
Students who successfully complete this program will receive a Bachelor of Science degree from the Faculty of Arts and Science. Prospective students interested in pursuing graduate studies in this field should refer to the Graduate Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Program for more information.
University of Toronto students can apply through ACORN in the spring during the first and second request periods after completing (or being close to completing) the first or second year of courses listed in the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Specialist program. Students from other subject POSts who would like to change programs will go through the same process.