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Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Study how the pharmaceutical industry, designs, synthesizes and develops new drugs.


Be involved in scientific research that makes a real difference in advancing our understanding of life and how to improve it.

Learn the science behind drug design and development.

Enjoy the many benefits of small class sizes, such as greater interaction with professors, lab time, personal tutorial sessions, and a great group dynamic.

Gain hands-on experience by working on research projects with your professors and scientists at the university, the Health Sciences North Research Institute, and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.

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Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Key Features

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Great preparation for students interested in a career in Pharmacy
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Small classes provide unique opportunities: paid teaching assistantships, one on one instruction during labs, use of research-grade equipment
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Participate in the co-op program to gain paid work experience in your field and network with potential employers during your studies

Career Opportunities

School of Pharmacy, research and development (pharmaceutical industry, university sector), drug design and development, drug testing (efficacy, dosage, etc), patent agent, science teacher, quality control chemist, laboratory manager, sales representative for chemical products and equipment.

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Esther Barclay, first year student, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

The Chemistry and Biochemnistry Department is filled with faculty members that are highly experienced in the research and education field, providing the best learning experience possible. They have personally reached out to ensure that students, myself included, are successful and have a pathway planned out to reach their goals.

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