University of Waterloo

Medicinal Chemistry

Program Information

School:University of Waterloo
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study:Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
Chemistry, Other
Description:Medicinal chemistry is the science of drug discovery. You'll be trained as a chemist but will also gain the skills and knowledge necessary for careers involving the design, creation, and evaluation of potential medications. In this co-op only program, you'll gain 20 months of paid co-op work experience. Work for pharmaceutical companies and hospitals to get a head start on your career.

You'll qualify for membership in the Canadian Society of Chemistry and the Chemical Institute of Canada. Labs, such as our Analytical Chemistry Lab, will introduce you to advanced equipment and computer-assisted techniques. Your professors will bring real-world examples of chemistry to the classroom through their research and collaboration with industry.
URL:Medicinal Chemistry at University of Waterloo
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,347

This is an estimate.

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 

Two of the following are required: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Mathematics of Data Management, or Physics. Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, and Physics are particularly recommended.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 28, 2015

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