Medicinal & Biological Chemistry, B.S. (Pharmaceutical Concentration)

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After successful completion of additional coursework in the first and second semesters of the PharmD program, a student is awarded a degree in Medicinal Chemistry. This degree is attractive to early admission applicants who have yet to complete a four-year degree, but have the prerequisites for the PharmD program.

School of Liberal Arts & Sciences

West Palm Beach



If you desire to pursue a career in pharmacy, Palm Beach Atlantic University can help prepare you for your future to make a difference in the lives of others. As a freshman, you can select an undergraduate major in Medicinal and Biological Chemistry. PBA is one of few universities in the country that offers this degree program with a Pharmaceutical Concentration, anchored in PBA’s natural science and pharmacy programs and designed for today’s life and pharmaceutical science industries.

Speaking of PBA…

“The pre-pharmacy program gave me the opportunity to get involved in the pharmacy school while I was taking my undergraduate courses and get a glimpse of what was going to come next for me. It was easy to interact with the students who were already in pharmacy school at the time and get their advice and opinions.”

— Jennifer Cortes, PharmD alumnus, Critical care pharmacy resident at Shands Jacksonville





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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
  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • 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.

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

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

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