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Begin Date: Fall Semester 2004
End Date: Spring Semester 2008

Toxicology - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of Agricultural Sciences (TOX)

PROFESSOR JAMES ENDRES HOWELL, Program Coordinator

Toxicology addresses adverse effects of chemicals on animals and humans and includes exposure assessment, hazard identification, dose-response analysis, and risk characterization. This discipline relies on cutting-edge biotechnological approaches to gain insight into drug and toxicant action at the molecular level. Students enrolled in the Toxicology program will develop an understanding of the principles by which chemicals affect the health of humans and animals either adversely, as toxic agents, or beneficially, as therapeutic agents. Students will learn about: 1) mechanisms of action of drugs and toxicants on organ systems of the body; 2) general principles for assessing the safety of chemicals and therapeutic efficacy of drugs; and 3) state-of-the-art molecular, biological, and genetic approaches to understanding drugs, toxicants, and disease through a combination of laboratory and lecture experiences. The B.S. degree in Toxicology provides a strong foundation for graduate work leading to a Ph.D. in most biomedical fields. Students may choose to pursue a Ph.D. degree in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Pathobiology, Oncology, or Molecular Biology. Alternatively, students prepare for employment as research technicians, drug/toxicant specialists, or pharmaceutical sales representatives.

For the B.S. degree in Toxicology, a minimum of 124 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(15 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 15-19 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 75-79 credits
(This includes 15 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (49 credits)
BIOL 110 GN(4), CHEM 110 GN(3), CHEM 111 GN(1), CHEM 112 GN(3), CHEM 113 GN(1), MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 141 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
PHYS 250 GN(4), PHYS 251 GN(4) (Sem: 3-6)
BIOL 220W GN(4), BIOL 230W GN(4), BIOL 240W GN(4) (Sem: 3-6)
E R M 431(3)[1], VB SC 430(3)[1], VB SC 433(3)[1] (Sem 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (17-21 credits)
Select 6-8 credits from CHEM 202(3), CHEM 203(3); or CHEM 210(3), CHEM 212(3), CHEM 213(2) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 3-4 credits from STAT 200 GQ(4) or STAT 250 GQ(3) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3 credits from AN SC 423(3) or BIOL 472(3) (Sem: 5-6)
Select 5-6 credits from B M B 211(3), B M B 212(1), B M B 221(2); or B M B 401(2), B M B 402(3) (Sem: 5-6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)
Select 9 credits of 400-level courses from department list (must include 6 credits of a grade of C or better[1]) (Sem: 7-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2004

Blue Sheet Item #: 32-06-001

Review Date: 4/13/04

UCA Revision #1: 8/14/06

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