Environmental Toxicology (Minor)

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The Environmental and Molecular Toxicology program offers an undergraduate minor in Environmental Toxicology that is available to all baccalaureate degree students at North Carolina State University. The minor is intended to provide undergraduate students with an understanding of how chemicals and physical agents can adversely affect biological systems and the environment, including the mechanisms of chemically induced toxicity, the fate and effects of chemicals in the environment, and the evaluation of chemical hazards and risks. The minor is especially appropriate for (but not limited to) students majoring in the biological or agricultural sciences, physical sciences or science education.

Admissions and Certification of Minor

The minor will be administrated by Dr. Seth Kullman, the Undergraduate Coordinator. NC State undergraduate students may be admitted to the minor after successfully completing 60 credit hours. Students should contact the minor coordinator and complete a minor application form/work plan. This form will be forwarded to the student’s advisor.

Contact Person

Dr. Elizabeth Ellen Thompson
2202 Toxicology Bldg

 SIS code: 17ETM

Plan Requirements

  • Completion of 15 credit hours.
  • 9 credit hours will be required courses and 6 credit hours will be elective courses.
  • A grade of ‘C-‘ or better is required for all courses taken to fulfill the minor requirements.
Required Courses
TOX 401Principles of Toxicology4
TOX 415Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry4
TOX 4901
Elective Courses
Select six credits of the following: 16
TOX 495
TOX 499
Principles of Biochemistry
BO/ZO 360
CE 280
Quantitative Analysis
CH/MEA 323
Introduction to Environmental Sciences
Environmental Technology Laboratory I
Environmental Technology Laboratory II
Environmental Technology Laboratory III
Environmental Technology Laboratory IV
Environmental Technology Laboratory V
Environmental Monitoring and Analysis
Fundamentals of Air Pollution
ET 450
Food Microbiology
Wildlife Management
Principles of Genetics
Human Nutrition and Chronic Disease
Introduction to Statistics
TC/TAM 401
ZO 421
Honors Research or Teaching I 2
Honors Research or Teaching II 2
Total Hours15