Applied Medical Sciences

Minor in Toxicology and Environmental Health

PLEASE NOTE: The University of Maine Board of Trustees has eliminated this department. Currently enrolled students with questions should contact the Dean of CSTH for more information.


 

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 Toxicology 4
     AMS 491 Environmental Toxicology or AMS 493 Molecular Methods in Toxicology 4
     AMS 496 Introductory Seminar in Biomedical Sciences 2
   
In addition students must choose from the following courses for their final 8 credits: 7
    AMS 435 Introduction to Epidemiologic Research 3
    AMS 491 Environmental Toxicology (if not used above) 4
    AMS 492 Introduction to Research Techniques in Toxicology and Environmental  Health 4
    AMS 493 Molecular Methods in Toxicology (if not used above) 4
     AMS 494 Marine Mammal Biology and Toxicology 4
    AMS 497 Introduction to Research Techniques in Toxicology and Environmental Health  Cr var
     AMS 530 Molecular Biology 3
     AMS 552 Immunology 3
     AMS 555 Environmental Health 3
     AMS 578 Epidemiology of Infectious Disease 3
     AMS 594 Marine Mammal Biology & Toxicology 4
     BIO 305 Developmental Biology 3

     BIO 281/282  Microbiology

3
     BIO 321 Neurobiology 3
     BIO 407 Environmental Modulation of Developmental Mechanisms 3
     BIO 408 Experimental Genetics 2
     BIO 409 Cell and Molecular Biology 3
     BIO 431 Principles of Immunology 3
     CHY 461 Biochemistry 3
     ESP 375 Environmental Risk Assessment and Management 3