The Pharmaceutical Chemistry Specialist Program, also called the “Pharm Chem program”, 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 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts & 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.
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 Chemistry or the Graduate Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Program for more information.
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Specialist Information
Admissions Requirements and Application Process
Registration Instructions & Timetable
Academic Rules and Regulations
Arts & Science Internship Program (ASIP)
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Student Union (PCSU)