Biological and Pharmaceutical Chemistry Major

Biological and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Why Biological and Pharmaceutical Chemistry?

This major combines the best of both worlds: the University of Guelph’s strength in the biological sciences along with the practical application of complex chemical methodology. Study in unique subject areas such as environmental chemistry and organic reactivity while also building your knowledge in biomedical physiology to create broad career outcomes.

The Biological and Pharmaceutical Chemistry major combines the worlds of chemistry and biology in an interdisciplinary fashion, preparing you for a variety of career and research outcomes after your undergraduate degree.

Students in the BPCH program may also be interested in studying Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Physics, Biomedical Science, Biomedical Toxicology, or other majors.

To see all courses offered in this degree, visit our 2023-2024 Academic Calendar.

Gain Valuable Experience Through Co-op

Biological and Pharmaceutical Chemistry co-op is a four-and-a-half-year program, which includes four work terms. This co-op prepares students for their work terms by helping them develop professional attitudes and skills expected in the workplace as well as helping to build a toolkit of resume and cover letter writing as well as interview skills. 

To see all courses offered in the co-op program, visit our 2023-2024 Academic Calendar.

Dive Into the Molecular World

 Join An Interdisciplinary Field of Growth

Combine biology with chemical analysis and advanced computational tools to unlock exciting developments.

 Take Hands-on Training Through Seneca

Third-year students with a strong interest in Pharmacy will have the option to develop additional hands-on training at Seneca College for one semester through a unique partnership.

 Gain Extensive Laboratory Experience

All students graduate with exceptional hands-on experience in analytical instrumental laboratories and exploring molecular structures with the undergraduate nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer.

I knew that I was interested in the Pharmaceutical industry and it was the campus and co-op within the program that caught my eye, as well as the uniqueness of the program.

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