Get practical experience for a career in pharmaceutical science.
The Pharmaceutical Science Minor includes advanced coursework covering aspects of drug design and synthesis, mechanisms of drug action, pharmacology, and toxicology. The minor will allow you to gain critical skills in these areas and pursue diverse positions in industrial, academic, or other research environments within the areas of drug discovery, development, and commercialization. You will discover how drugs work and are developed and learn about the transition metals and the role they play in organic synthesis. In project-oriented laboratories, you will use spectrophotometry, potentiometry, polarography, and chromatography. As you learn advanced chemistry research methods, you will develop and execute a research project in a field of chemistry under the direction of a faculty member. You may also get hands-on experience in an internship. This minor is particularly suited for biotechnology majors who may want to explore opportunities in advanced drug discovery.