Medicinal & Biological Chemistry, B.S.

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The field of chemistry offers an outstanding foundation upon which to build any number of fulfilling careers. At PBA, the medicinal and biological chemistry program is truly unique, offering you a deep dive into the core aspects of the natural sciences as it relates to life in the 21st century.

School of Liberal Arts & Sciences

West Palm Beach



What Can I Do With This Degree?

With your medicinal and biological chemistry degree, you’ll be prepared for graduate studies or careers in areas such as:

  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy – If you are interested in pursuing pharmacy, this major may be for you. If you major in Medicinal and Biological Chemistry, we guarantee an interview with PBA’s Gregory School of Pharmacy through our Early Assurance program.

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As a student in the School of Arts & Sciences, you’ll find a rich array of programs—from creative writing and philosophy to mathematics and the sciences—all of which are delivered with a Christian worldview. And you’ll discover opportunities that could include studying marine wildlife in the Galapagos, the Atlantic or the Everglades; interning at a Fortune 500 company; or exploring the ancient architecture of Rome. On any given day as a student in the School of Arts & Sciences you may find yourself:
  • Presenting research at a national psychology conference
  • Analyzing polling data as an intern for a candidate for Congress
  • Studying sea turtles in the Atlantic
  • Participating in exciting educational tripsincluding to the Galapagos or the Everglades.
  • Supporting the computer network for one of West Palm Beach’s Fortune 500 companies
  • Analyzing DNA
  • Publishing a story in PBA’s literary journal Living Waters Review
  • Walking the stages of London’s renowned theatres
  • Enhancing your knowledge and skills through clubs and organizations, like the Mathematics Club or the Marine Biology Club

Anchored in Excellence

Anchored in PBA’s highly-respected natural science and pharmacy programs, the medicinal and biological chemistry program will take you on an exploration of today’s pharmaceutical science challenges. It is one of the few programs of its kind anywhere in the U.S., incorporating the study of biochemistry, cell and molecular biology; as well as independent and faculty research activities. Students also may gain internships at impressive organizations, some of which include:
  • Sancilio Pharmaceuticals
  • Scripps Research Institute
  • Max Planck Research Institute
  • South Florida Water Management District
  • South Florida Science Museum
  • Community Health Center of West Palm Beach
  • Atlantic Clinical Research

Graduates of the program leave with a unique undergraduate experience under their belts, and have been accepted into respected graduate programs. Some of these include:
  • PBA’s Gregory School of Pharmacy
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Old Dominion University
  • University of Florida
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • University of Central Florida
  • Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Midwestern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Miami University College of Medicine
  • Florida Atlantic University Medical School
  • University of Florida School of Pharmacy

And you’ll find them working with impressive organizations, including:

  • Scripps Research Institute
  • Max Planck Research Institute
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Walgreens Pharmacy
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Publix Pharmacy
  • Palm Beach County School District
  • Palm Beach Day Academy

Learn more about your classes and requirements in the course catalog.

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