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The minor in Toxicology (formerly known as the (Environmental Toxicology Minor) minor provides undergraduate students with an understanding of how chemicals and physical agents can adversely affect biological systems and the environment. Areas of exploration include the mechanisms of chemically induced toxicity, the fate and effects of chemicals in the environment, and the evaluation of chemical hazards and risks. The Toxicology minor is available to undergraduate students in all majors at NC State University and may be especially appropriate for students majoring in the life sciences, agricultural sciences, physical sciences, natural resources, or science education. Students should be aware that many of the courses in the Toxicology minor have pre-requisites and plan accordingly.
Admissions and Certification of Minor
Students can enroll in the Toxicology Minor after through CODA (in MyPack) after completing TOX 401 with a C or better. All requirements for the minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her major degree program. Students apply to graduate in the minor through MyPack at the same time that they apply to graduate in their major program.
Dr. Elizabeth Ellen Thompson
2202 Toxicology Building
SIS code: 17ETM
- Completion of a minimum of 18 credit hours.
- A grade of ‘C-‘ or better is required for all courses taken to fulfill minor requirements, with a 2.0 GPA required in the minor for graduation.
- No more than one course in the minor can be taken for credit only (S/U).
- Courses taken for the minor can also be used toward major requirements, GEP Electives, or Free Electives.
- At least 9 credit hours of the minor must be completed at NC State.
NOTE: Start with TOX 401
|TOX 401||Principles of Toxicology||4|
|TOX 415||Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry||4|
|TOX 400||Undergraduate Seminar in Toxicology||1|
|NOTE: Take TOX 400 after you have taken several other courses for the minor.|
Complete at least 3 credit hours from the following:
|BIO 414||Cell Biology||3|
|CH 220||Introductory Organic Chemistry||3|
|CH 221||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|GN 311||Principles of Genetics||4|
|MB 351||General Microbiology||3|
|ST 311||Introduction to Statistics||3|
Complete at least 6 credit hours from the following: 1
|AEC 390||Community Ecology||3|
|BIO 416||Cancer Cell Biology||3|
|CH 315||Quantitative Analysis||3|
|ES 400||Analysis of Environmental Issues||3|
|ET 201||Environmental Technology Laboratory I||1|
|ET 202||Environmental Technology Laboratory II||1|
|ET 301||Environmental Technology Laboratory III||1|
|ET 302||Environmental Technology Laboratory IV||1|
|ET 310||Environmental Monitoring and Analysis||3|
|ET/MEA 320||Fundamentals of Air Pollution||3|
|ET 401||Environmental Technology Laboratory V||1|
|FS/MB 405||Food Microbiology||3|
|GN 456||Epigenetics, Development, and Disease||3|
|MEA 323||Geochemistry of Natural Waters||3|
|NTR 419||Human Nutrition and Chronic Disease||3|
|PRT 203||Humans and the Environment||3|
Other courses and research experiences may qualify if they involve significant toxicology content; approval by the Coordinator of the Minor is required. Email BioSciHelp@ncsu.edu with course or experience information if you want to make a request.