B.Sc. Major in Pharmacology (67 credits)

This program incorporates extensive studies in Pharmacology with a strong component of related biomedical sciences, providing a solid preparation for employment opportunities or for entry into graduate or professional training programs. Students must consult the Student Affairs Officer (undergradstudies.pharmacology [at] mcgill.ca) upon entering the program and every year thereafter to verify courses and progress.

Major in Pharmacology (67 credits) (revised July 2022)

U1 Required Courses (24 credits)

BIOL 200 Molecular Biology 3 Credits
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BIOL 202 Basic Genetics 3 Credits
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CHEM 212 Intro Organic Chemistry 1 4 Credits
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CHEM 222 Intro Organic Chemistry 2 4 Credits
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PHAR 200 Introduction to Pharmacology 1 1 Credits
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PHAR 201 Introduction to Pharmacology 2 1 Credits
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PHGY 209 Mammalian Physiology 1 3 Credits
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PHGY 210 Mammalian Physiology 2 3 Credits
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PHGY 212 Introductory Physiology Lab 1 1 Credits
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PHGY 213 Introductory Physiology Lab 2 1 Credits
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N.B. Students who have taken the equivalent of CHEM 212, CHEM 222, and/or MATH 203 in CEGEP (as defined at: McGill students transfer credit prospective/cegep) are exempt and may not take these courses at McGill. Students must replace these credits with appropriate complementary course credits to satisfy the total credit requirements for their degree.

U2 Required Courses (16 credits)

BIOC 311 Metabolic Biochemistry 3 Credits
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BIOL 301 Cell and Molecular Laboratory 4 Credits
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PHAR 300 Drug Action 3 Credits
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PHAR 301 Drugs and Disease 3 Credits
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PHAR 303 Principles of Toxicology 3 Credits
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Complementary Courses (27 credits total)

    9 credits selected as follows:

    3 credits, one of (recommended to be taken in Year 1):

ANAT 212 Molec Mechanisms of Cell Funct 3 Credits
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BIOC 212 Molec Mechanisms of Cell Funct 3 Credits
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BIOL 201 Cell Biology & Metabolism 3 Credits
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    3 credits, one of (usually in Year 2):

CHEM 203 Survey of Physical Chemistry 3 Credits
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CHEM 204 Physical Chem/Biological Scis1 3 Credits
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    3 credits, one of (usually in Year 2):

BIOL 373 Biometry 3 Credits
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MATH 203 Principles of Statistics 1 3 Credits
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PSYC 204 Intro to Psychological Stats 3 Credits
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   9 credits selected from the following Pharmacology courses:

PHAR 503 Drug Discovery & Development 1 3 Credits
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PHAR 505 Structural Pharmacology 3 Credits
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PHAR 504 Drug Discovery & Development 2 3 Credits
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PHAR 508 Drug Discovery and Develop. 3 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHAR 510 New Advs: Antimicrobial Drugs 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHAR 540 Advances in Ind Biotech 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHAR 562 Neuropharmacology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHAR 563 Endocrine Pharmacology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHAR 565 Epigenetic Drugs and Targets 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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9 credits selected from the following courses:  Committee approval is required to substitute a science course not in the list below. PHAR 599D1 and PHAR 599D1 are taken together. 

ANAT 321 Circuitry of the Human Brain 3 Credits
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ANAT 322 Neuroendocrinology 3 Credits
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ANAT 365 Cellular Trafficking 3 Credits
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ANAT 381 Experimental Embryology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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ANAT 458 Membranes & Cellular Signaling 3 Credits
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BIOC 458 Membranes & Cellular Signaling 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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BIEN 510 Eng'd Nanomtls for Biomed Appl 3 Credits
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BIOC 312 Biochemistry of Macromolecules 3 Credits
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BIOC 450 Protein Structure and Function 3 Credits
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BIOC 470 Lipids&Lipoproteins in Disease 3 Credits
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BIOC 454 Nucleic Acids 3 Credits
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BIOC 458 Membranes & Cellular Signaling 3 Credits
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BIOL 300 Molecular Biology of the Gene 3 Credits
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BIOL 303 Developmental Biology 3 Credits
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BIOL 306 Neural Basis of Behaviour 3 Credits
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BIOL 314 Molecular Biology of Cancer 3 Credits
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BIOL 370 Human Genetics Applied 3 Credits
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BIOT 505 Sel Topics in Biotechnology 3 Credits
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CHEM 302 Intrdctry Organic Chemistry 3 3 Credits
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CHEM 334 Advanced Materials 3 Credits
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CHEM 462 Green Chemistry 3 Credits
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CHEM 482 Organic Chem:Natural Products 3 Credits
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CHEM 502 Advanced Bio-Organic Chemistry 3 Credits
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CHEM 503 Drug Discovery 3 Credits
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CHEM 504 Course not available
CHEM 522 Stereochemistry 3 Credits
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CHEM 552 Physical Organic Chem 3 Credits
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COMP 204 Comp. Programming for Life Sci 3 Credits
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EXMD 401 Physiol&Biochem Endocrin Sys 3 Credits
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EXMD 504 Biology of Cancer 3 Credits
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EXMD 509 Gastro Phys & Pathophysiology 3 Credits
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EXMD 511 Joint Venturing with Industry 3 Credits
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HGEN 400 Genetics in Medicine 3 Credits
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MIMM 387 The Business of Science 3 Credits
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MIMM 414 Advanced Immunology 3 Credits
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MIMM 466 Viral Pathogenesis 3 Credits
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NEUR 310 Cellular Neurobiology 3 Credits
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PARA 410 Environment and Infection 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PATH 300 Human Disease 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHAR 503 Drug Discovery & Development 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHAR 504 Drug Discovery & Development 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHAR 505 Structural Pharmacology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHAR 508 Drug Discovery and Develop. 3 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHAR 510 New Advs: Antimicrobial Drugs 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PHAR 540 Advances in Ind Biotech 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PHAR 562 Neuropharmacology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PHAR 563 Endocrine Pharmacology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PHAR 565 Epigenetic Drugs and Targets 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PHAR 599D1 Pharmacology Research Project 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHAR 599D2 Pharmacology Research Project 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHGY 311 Channels, Synapses & Hormones 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHGY 312 Resp.,Renal,&Cardio Physiology 3 Credits
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PHGY 313 Blood,GI,Imm.Syst.Physiol 3 Credits
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PHGY 314 Integrative Neuroscience 3 Credits
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PHGY 425 Analyzing Physiological Sys. 3 Credits
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PHGY 520 Ion Channels 3 Credits
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PHGY 524 Chronobiology 3 Credits
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PPHS 501 Population Health&Epidemiology 3 Credits
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PSYC 302 The Psychology of Pain 3 Credits
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PSYC 305 Statistics for Exper Design 3 Credits
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PSYC 311 Human Cognition and the Brain 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PSYC 317 Genes and Behaviour 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PSYC 318 Behavioural Neuroscience 2 3 Credits
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PSYT 301 Issues in Drug Dependence 3 Credits
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PSYT 455 Neurochemistry 3 Credits
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PSYT 500 Adv: Neur of Mtl Disorders 3 Credits
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REDM 410 Writing Research Articles 3 Credits
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 NB: Students may take either ANAT 458 or BIOC 458

Students may take either PHAR 503 or PHAR 505, but not both

Access to these courses is not guaranteed: ANAT 381, BIOC 470, CHEM 462, EXMD 509, HGEN 400, MIMM 466, PHGY 425, PSYC 305, PSYC 317, PSYC 318.

 

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