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, 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, and 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 2022
|ERHS 502||Fundamentals of Toxicology||3|
|ERHS 601||Metabolism and Disposition of Toxic Agents||3|
|ERHS 602||Toxicological Mechanisms||3|
|ERHS 603||Toxicological Pathology||3|
|ERHS 693C||Research Seminar: Toxicology||1|
|Toxicology Courses 1,2|
|Select at least 9 credits from the following:||9|
|Occupational and Environmental Toxicology|
|Toxicology Toolbox: Fundamentals|
|Toxicology Toolbox: Metabolism and Disposition|
|Environmental Exposure Assessment|
|Equipment and Instrumentation|
|Environmental Health Risk Assessment|
|Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents|
|Cell and Molecular Toxicology Techniques|
|Pharmaceutical and Regulatory Toxicology|
|Program Total Credits:||32|
A minimum of 32 credits are required to complete this program.
Courses selected in consultation with advisor and graduate committee.
A maximum of 7 credits below the 500-level may be included in the program.
No more than a total of 6 credits of Internship, Independent Study, Group Study, and Research courses may be included in the program.
Successful completion of a comprehensive examination is required.
OR with the consent of the major advisor and program coordinator, preparation of a professional paper under the direction of a Toxicology faculty member may be completed in place of the comprehensive examination. For this option, the student must register for ERHS 695C.