Toxicology is the study of the effects of chemicals and other potentially harmful agents on biological systems. The field draws upon the sciences of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, cell and molecular biology, neuroscience and pathology. The core curriculum provides a comprehensive background in toxicology that is enhanced by elective offerings in the department and the many basic and health science courses available at CSU.

The non-thesis M.S. in Toxicology, Plan B transitions graduates into MD, DVM, PharmD and other professional programs, as well as prepares students for research careers in industry, government and academia. Graduates can also find professional employment in public and private sector positions such as environmental protection, risk assessment or product safety evaluation.

Effective Fall 2017

Core Courses
ERHS 502Fundamentals of Toxicology3
ERHS 601Metabolism and Disposition of Toxic Agents3
ERHS 602Toxicological Mechanisms3
ERHS 603Toxicological Pathology3
ERHS 693CResearch Seminar: Toxicology1
Toxicology Courses 1
Select at least 9 credits from the following: 9
Environmental Contaminants: Exposure and Fate 1
Environmental Exposure Assessment
Equipment and Instrumentation
Environmental Health Risk Assessment
Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents
Forensic Toxicology
Cell and Molecular Toxicology Techniques
Pharmaceutical and Regulatory Toxicology
Immunotoxicology
Environmental Carcinogenesis
Other Requirements
Electives 1,2,310
Program Total Credits:32

A minimum of 32 credits are required to complete this program.  

Successful completion of a comprehensive examination is required.

1

A maximum of 6 credits below 500-level may be counted toward the program total.

2

Eligible courses determined by advisor and graduate committee.

3

No more than a total of 6 credits of Internship, Independent Study, Group Study, and Research courses may be included in the program.