Applied Medical Sciences

Minor in Toxicology and Environmental Health

The undergraduate minor in Toxicology and Environmental Health provides students with a comprehensive overview of the scientific disciplines that are most relevant to understanding the effects of environmental hazards on human health. The effects of pollutants on various organ systems in humans and in marine mammals are emphasized.

Students can minor in Toxicology and Environmental Health by completing 18 credits of curriculum involved in the minor with a grade of C (2.0) or higher. Interested students should contact the AMS office for additional information.

All students will be required to take the following core courses (10 credits):

 Credits
     AMS 490 Principles of Toxicology4
     AMS 491 Environmental Toxicology or AMS 493 Molecular Methods in Toxicology4
     AMS 496 Introductory Seminar in Biomedical Sciences2
  
In addition students must choose from the following courses for their final 8 credits:7
    AMS 435 Introduction to Epidemiologic Research3
    AMS 491 Environmental Toxicology (if not used above)4
    AMS 492 Introduction to Research Techniques in Toxicology and Environmental  Health4
    AMS 493 Molecular Methods in Toxicology (if not used above)4
     AMS 494 Marine Mammal Biology and Toxicology4
    AMS 497 Introduction to Research Techniques in Toxicology and Environmental Health Cr var
     AMS 530 Molecular Biology3
     AMS 552 Immunology3
     AMS 555 Environmental Health3
     AMS 578 Epidemiology of Infectious Disease3
     AMS 594 Marine Mammal Biology & Toxicology4
     BIO 305 Developmental Biology3

     BIO 281/282  Microbiology

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     BIO 321 Neurobiology3
     BIO 407 Environmental Modulation of Developmental Mechanisms3
     BIO 408 Experimental Genetics2
     BIO 409 Cell and Molecular Biology3
     BIO 431 Principles of Immunology3
     CHY 461 Biochemistry3
     ESP 375 Environmental Risk Assessment and Management3