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Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Ph.D.

Our Alumni Have Careers As:

Work as a researcher in laboratories to discover and develop new drugs and therapies to treat human disease. Ph.D.-level scientists have a wide range of career opportunities including research and development (R&D), manufacturing, quality assurance, patents, and regulation.

A range of companies that support the healthcare industry need scientists with a Ph.D. Some areas of work include sample and data analysis, biomedical engineering, diagnostics, pharmacology, health educator, and science writer.

Government scientists play a crucial role in addressing various societal challenges, advancing scientific knowledge, and ensuring the well-being of citizens. The NIH, NSF, DOE, FDA, and EPA are a few entities that employ Ph.D. scientists focused on drug development, infectious disease, materials science, product safety, grant evaluation, and related policy.
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Learn To

Demonstrate the ability to locate, evaluate, and effectively use scientific information from accepted sources

Demonstrate knowledge of concepts in chemistry (organic, analytical, biochemistry, physical, inorganic, and chemical analysis)

Apply knowledge in chemistry to real-world problems

Conduct chemistry experiments, use various analytical instruments, collect and analyze data

Engage in rigorous scientific inquiry and communicate ideas in writing

Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Ph.D. Program Overview

Are You an International Student?

This is a U.S. Department of Homeland Security STEM designated program that allows eligible F1 international students to apply for a 24-month optional practical training extension.