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Medicinal Chemistry Minor


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

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

All of:
  CHEM 1210 Chemical Energetics and Dynamics 4 credits
  CHEM 2315 Analytical Chemistry 4 credits
  CHEM 2320 Organic Chemistry I 4 credits
  CHEM 2420 Organic Chemistry II 4 credits
One of:
  MATH 1120 Differential Calculus 3 credits
  MATH 1130 Calculus for Life Sciences I 3 credits
  MATH 1140 Calculus I (Business Applications) 3 credits
One of:
  MATH 1220 Integral Calculus 3 credits
  MATH 1230 Calculus for Life Sciences II 3 credits
One of:
  PHYS 1101 Physics for Life Sciences I 4 credits
  PHYS 1120 Physics for Physical and Applied Sciences I 4 credits
One of:
  PHYS 1102 Physics for Life Sciences II 4 credits
  PHYS 1220 Physics for Physical and Applied Sciences II 4 credits

Upper-Level Requirements

  CHEM 3320 Natural Products Chemistry 4 credits
  CHEM 4320 Drug Discovery, Design & Development 4 credits
  CHEM 4330 Modern Alchemy 3 credits
  CHEM 4399 Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry 3 credits
  CHEM 4610 Instrumental Analysis 4 credits

Credential Awarded

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

At a Glance

Faculty of Science and Horticulture


Program Type:

  • Undergraduate

Credential Granted:

  • Baccalaureate Degree

Offered At:

  • KPU Surrey  Surrey

Start Date(s):

  • Fall Intake (September)  September
  • Spring Intake (January)  January
  • Summer Intake (May)  May

Intake Type:

  • Open Intake  Open intake


  • Full-time  Full-time
  • Part-time  Part-time

Minimum Credits Required:

  • 120

Instructional Cycle:

  • Semester-based

Curriculum Effective Date:

  • 01-Sep-2017

How to Declare:

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 14-Jun-2017

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