Medicinal & Biological Chemistry B.S.

A Unique Offering

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.

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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

Distinctively PBA

As one of the few undergraduate medicinal and biological chemistry programs in the nation, PBA offers you a distinctive learning experience. You’ll be positioned for any number of professional paths in the sciences. Here are some key aspects of the program to consider:

  • Guided by Faith—A Christian worldview is integrated throughout the curriculum, equipping you with a principled mindset.
  • Unparalleled Offerings—In addition to the uniqueness of this program, we also offer a distinctive 3+1 program in which you can earn your B.S. in Medicinal and Biological Chemistry and your PharmD in just four years.
  • Research and Authorship—You’ll have the opportunity to take part in serious research, co-author published papers with faculty and present your findings at local, regional and national conferences.
  • Expert Faculty—Our faculty has a broad range of research interests from heavy metals in consumer products to the effects of essential oils in breast cancer and melanoma cell lines, that will allow your perfect niche.

Not sure about the major? Check out our chemistry minor option. 

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

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