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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Toxicology

Page address: http://cset.mnsu.edu/biology/programs/ugrad/toxicology.html

Toxicology is the study of the harmful effects of chemicals, radiation, and other stressors on biological systems. This is a wide-ranging course of study, allowing students to connect their background on chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, etc. to understand all aspects of how an exposure may or may not yield a toxic result. Then students can do elementary risk assessment and environmental or medical analyses. The purpose of this option is to train students in the theory and hands-on research techniques of an interdisciplinary biological science at the undergraduate level in a field where there are few programs in the United States. Since toxins can be antibiotics antiviral or other chemotherapeutic medications, antidotes, agricultural chemicals, industrial chemicals, radiation, or just stressors such as poor ergonomics, graduates can and have proceeded into research an testing of pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and environmental toxicology in industry, government, or academic institutions. Additionally, training in risk assessments leads to additional opportunities for statistical modeling, which is BIOL 105, BIOL 106, BIOL 211, CHEM 201 and ENG 217W.

Sample 4-year plan for students starting in an even year.
Sample 4-year plan for students starting in an odd year.


 

Emphasis Required General Education (choose 8 credits)

  • MATH 121 Calculus I (4)
  • PHYS 211 Principles of Physics I (4) 

 Emphasis Common Core (choose 65 credits)

  • BIOL 105 General Biology I (4)
  • BIOL 106 General Biology II (4)
  • BIOL 211 Genetics (4)
  • BIOL 215 General Ecology (4)
  • BIOL 220 Human Anatomy (4)
  • BIOL 270 Microbiology (4)
  • BIOL 330 Principles of Human Physiology (4)
  • BIOL 460 Introduction to Toxicology (3)
  • BIOL 461 Environmental Toxicology (4)
  • BIOL 462 Toxicology Seminar (1)
  • BIOL 464 Methods of Applied Toxicology (3)
  • BIOL 465 Applied Toxicology Project (3)
  • BIOL 466 Principles of Pharmacology (3)
  • BIOL 467 Industrial Hygiene (3)
  • CHEM 201 General Chemistry I (5)
  • CHEM 202 General Chemistry II (5)
  • CHEM 305 Analytical Chemistry (4)
  • CHEM 322 Organic Chemistry I (4)
  • CHEM 324 Organic Chemistry II (3)
  • CHEM 460 Biochemistry I (3)
  • CHEM 461 Biochemistry II (3)
  • CHEM 465 Biochemical Techniques I (1)
  • CHEM 466 Biochemical Techniques II (2)
  • ENG 271W Technical Writing (4)
  • HLTH 475 Biostatistics (3)

 Required Minor: None

 


 

Minnesota State University Mankato
Department of Biological Sciences
S-242 Trafton Science Center South
Mankato, MN 56001
(507) 389-2786

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