Toxicology is a multidisciplinary field of study that integrates chemistry, biochemistry, biology, medical and environmental sciences toward understanding and preventing “the adverse effects of chemical, physical, or biological agents on people, animals, and the environment” (htpp://

The Curriculum in Toxicology offers two degree programs:


PhD Program Overview

The Curriculum in Toxicology is a multidisciplinary program, drawing on expertise from the faculty in the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health and from accomplished scientists at research institutions in the area, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The diversity of research opportunities offered by the Curriculum in Toxicology members is a unique strength. Research advisers are highly collaborative, serving as role models for the evolving paradigm of multidisciplinary research.

The PhD program develops future scientists who:

Research activities emphasize:

Major training areas include:

A PhD in Toxicology can lead to a variety of potential job opportunities in:


MPS Program Overview

Note:  This program is not part of BBSP and requires a separate application process.  For more details see the Toxicology Professional Science Masters Program page

MPS in Toxicology graduates will find potential job opportunities in: