Our Pharmaceutical Chemistry program combines three major disciplines: basic sciences, biomedical sciences, and pharmaceutical sciences.

Which are related through scientific research, biotechnology and innovation for the design and development of products and processes necessary for the care and protection of human, animal and environmental health.

We train professionals with high human and ethical standards and with a sense of social responsibility. Passionate about science, motivated by service to others, without fear of facing the challenges that knowledge proposes.

You have the possibility of carrying out a double program with Ecology The Biology

We have a curriculum that promotes the construction and permanent development of our students with high standards of quality and excellence, in order to offer society a comprehensive, responsible and leading pharmaceutical chemist.

For this, we also rely on the development of lines and research groups that project the student before society, through advisory and consulting activities that support the academic and teaching activity of the University.

Enter the study plan - Pénsum 2020

Enter the study plan - Pénsum

Know our rates and dates 2021-1
Registration: until July 9, 2021
Interview: You will find the information in the registration credential that will be sent to the email you registered. In case the complete information does not reach you, you can contact the faculty and request it
Admission results: You can check if you were admitted on our website or by calling the faculty of the chosen program.
Program duration: 10 semesters (5 years)
Registration date: The registration payment will arrive to your email where you will find information on dates, value and forms of payment
Classes start: July 12, 2021 (confirm with the faculty)
Registration PIN cost: $ 170,000 COP
Cost of academic credit: $ 347,000 COP
* The cost of the semester depends on the number of credits that are enrolled.

Learn about our registration requirements:
Extended and legible identity document.
Recent color photo with a white background, 3 × 4 size.
Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 (if the latter applies).
Copy of the bachelor's degree certificate.
If you are not yet a high school graduate, attach proof that you are in the last year.
ICFES or SABER 11th test result. If you do not have the result of the
tests, attach the citation to the exam or proof of being enrolled in them.
Certificate of affiliation to a health system (EPS) or prepaid medicine.

Program Assistant
Ximena Restrepo Macías
E-mail: mxrestrepo@ces.edu.co
Phone: (57) (4) 444 05 55, Ext. 1240

Head of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Program
Diego Fernando Rojas Vahos
E-mail: qf@ces.edu.co
Telephone: (57) (4) 444 05 55 Ext. 1268

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of the applicant

If you have a scientific vocation and are passionate about experimentation and science, this program is for you.

of applicants

To start a new learning experience we offer you our seedbeds of applicants.

of the graduate

Our professionals have basic and specific competencies to develop their skills in the labor field.

To be part of the Pharmaceutical Chemistry program you must be attracted to natural sciences, mathematics and biomedical sciences.

You must have a taste for reading and research, be passionate about the challenge of discovering, innovating and inventing, and have the initiative to propose theories and methods.

You must also be observant, reflective, analytical, and purposeful. Feeling that the life and health of many depends on the effort of those who are passionate about research in the laboratory or in the field.

In our Pharmaceutical Chemistry hotbed you will identify the academic aspects that characterize this profession, the possibilities of pharmaceutical research and innovation in all its fields and the future of its worldwide development.

With this information, based on theoretical and practical elements, you will be able to develop a better idea of what pharmaceutical chemistry is,

what subjects are taken during university academic training, in which fields of research and innovation the pharmaceutical world operates, how it relates to other sciences and what are your possibilities for professional performance.

Sign up for our seedbed

Our graduate acts autonomously and with ethical thinking. Understand the needs of today's pharmaceutical industries.

Advises and executes scientific research and development programs of interest to the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, clinical pharmacy, community pharmacy, healthcare pharmacy and other products, processes and services.

Efficiently manage work resources and techniques. It develops research and innovation projects in the field of products of biological and biotechnological origin.

It produces new knowledge based on its thinking and investigative capacity, in addition to generating continuous learning behaviors to be updated on new knowledge, contexts and strategies in the area.


Know the necessary requirements to access the degree process of our University.


We have agreements with 17 universities in the world that have the Pharmaceutical Chemistry program.

and scholarships

We offer financing options and scholarships to our students with entities in agreement.

In order to graduate you must:
Approve all the subjects of the study plan and the specific requirements for each program, reported in the minutes by the Promotions Committee.
2. Present the current evidence that the State determines to be mandatory.
3 . Comply with the requirement of a second language as stated in an agreement of the Superior Council.

4. Present a certificate of attendance to the CES Chair.
5. Present the payment of the degree fees, established by the Administrative Committee.
6. Approve the degree work
7.Be at peace and safe with the University for all reasons.

With these universities we have an agreement so that our students can carry out rotations, practices and training activities:

University of Texas (USA)
University of Kentucky (USA)
University of New Mexico (USA)
University of Salamanca (Spain)
University of Granada (Spain)
University of Seville (Spain)
University of Valencia (Spain)

• Alonso X El Sabio University (Spain)
University of Camerino (Italy)
National Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico)
Veracruzana University (Mexico)
University of Guadalajara (Mexico)
University of Chile (Chile)
University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil)
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

For financing we have agreements with:
CES Educational Strengthening Program
Pichincha Bank
Sapiencia Fund
Fincomercio (Fincoeducar)
National Savings Fund (FNA)

We have our own scholarships and in alliance with the following entities:
Public entities

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We open the doors for you to complete your academic training with us.Plus

and innovation

We promote activities that impact and project scientific, social and environmental aspects. Plus

Laboratories and Simulation

We take the theoretical activities to scenarios that resemble real places and situations. Plus

Practice fields
(Own and in agreement)

We leave the classroom to put our knowledge into practice in real life. Plus


We offer spaces and programs for the personal and collective development of the CES community. Plus

Legal information of the program

Program name:
Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Faculty of Sciences and Biotechnology

Program modality:

SNIES code:

Program type:

Qualified record:
Resolution 14200 of December 10, 2019


Title awarded:
Pharmaceutical chemist

5 years (10 semesters)

Cost of academic credit:
$ 347,000 COP

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