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Electives and Focus Areas


Cheminformatics refers to the use of computational and other data handling techniques to derive relationships from large amounts of chemical data. Its most well known applications are to determine the relationships between structure and properties of compounds to aid in the discovery and synthesis of new pharmaceuticals, and graduates with knowledge in this area are in demand in the pharmaceutical industry, but it has wider applications. A B.S. in chemistry with an emphasis on computer science provides a  background for this field.

Suggested electives are:

CSCI-1100 Computer Science I *
CSCI-1200 Computer Science II*
CHEM-4330 Drug Discovery*
CHEM-4340 Drug Discovery Lab
MATP-4600 Probability Theory and Applications
BIOL-4540 Bioinformatics I
BIOL-4550 Bioinformatics II

* These courses are particularly valuable for this focus area.

Environmental Chemistry | Materials Chemistry | Polymer Chemistry | Medicinal Chemistry | Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Studies | Pre-Law | Management | Engineering Chemistry | Forensic Science | Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science | Cheminformatics

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