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KU Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

KU PharmChem offers developing scientists an opportunity to study alongside world-class faculty researchers.

About KU PharmChem


The KU Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry currently offers a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and a Distance Master of Science (M.S.) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

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KU Pharmaceutical Chemistry

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Our Research

Our world-class faculty engage in a broad range of research projects ranging from traditional pharmaceutics to biotechnology.
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Globalization of Pharmaceutics Education Network (GPEN)

Founded in 1996 by the KU Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry in cooperation with several educational institutions in Europe and Asia, GPEN, Inc. was created for the sole purpose of fostering and facilitating international scientific exchange in the pharmaceutical sciences.
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Undergraduate Research Program

The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry offers a 10-week summer undergraduate research program. Students perform independent research under the supervision of faculty members, applying chemical principles to problems involving drugs and related molecules.

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