Toxicology, Bachelor of Science

127 Credits
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Queens Campus


Toxicologists have the critical responsibility of keeping the public safe from harmful substances found in food, the environment, drugs and other sources. Through research, frequent testing and data collection, toxicologists can help protect and improve the lives
of millions.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for toxicologists are expected to grow by 12 percent throughout the next decade.

Offered through St. John’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the 127-credit Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Toxicology provides students with a solid foundation in the theory and practice of the profession, grounded in the natural and biomedical sciences.

Graduates will be prepared for roles in research and applied aspects of clinical, forensic, biomedical, occupational and environmental toxicology. The program also qualifies graduates for careers in risk assessment and public health, while strengthening their ability to contribute as citizens as well as scientists.

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Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Toxicology are identical to those currently outlined for admission to a four-year, Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

For more information about admission to this and other undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please visit Undergraduate Admission online. Or contact us directly at the campus of your choice:

Admission Office - Queens Campus


Admission Office -  Staten Island campus

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Career Outcomes

In the Department of Toxicology students will learn the theory and practice of the profession, which is grounded in the natural and biomedical sciences. Through the study of theology, philosophy and the humanities, graduates will understand the broad implications of their professional expertise.

The program will prepare graduates to:

  • Develop the published research in toxicology math and science necessary to broaden their knowledge in the field
  • Demonstrate the application of fundamental competencies in toxicology
  • Demonstrate a fundamental competency in applied areas of toxicology occupational, regulatory, risk analysis
  • Perform laboratory exercises using modern techniques and equipment
  • Explain the missions of federal agencies involved in advancement of public health related to chemical exposure (EPA, FDA, CPSC, OSHA, etc.)
  • Communicate risk effectively through oral presentations, written communication, poster presentations, and web presentations
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Global Approach to Education

Students also benefit from St. John's focus on an international academic experience. The University offers extensive study abroad courses during the academic year as well as the winter and summer semesters. Students can live and learn at St. John's Rome, Italy, campus and Paris, France, location.

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Additional Information


Students in the Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Toxicology at St. John's benefit from outstanding academic, technological and pre-professional resources.

St. Albert Hall, home to the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences on the Queens campus, features recently renovated, ultramodern science labs. Students have full access to St. John's 40,000-square-foot Dr. Andrew J. Bartilucci Center. The Center features modern classrooms and laboratories as well as a library of more than 700 books on topics ranging from accreditation standards to world health, anatomy to pharmaceutics. The Center also provides outstanding placement opportunities, symposiums and seminars.

Every year undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to present their research at the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences’ annual Toxicology Showcase as well as other symposiums and conferences.

Toxicology students gain an academic and professional edge by joining any of the more than 180 student clubs and organizations at St. John's, including these:

  • Toxicology Club
  • American College of Healthcare Executives (Student ACHE)
  • Omicron Delta Kappa: Honor society recognizing leadership
  • Watson Pre-Health Honor Society
  • Lambda Kappa Sigma: Pharmacy Society

Of course, Toxicology majors also benefit from the outstanding resources all St. John's students enjoy. For example, all new students receive their own wireless laptop computer with full access to St. John’s award-winning network.

Campus facilities include high-tech classrooms, laboratories and our 1.7 million-volume Library. Our D'Angelo Center is a five-story, 127,000-square-foot University and Student Center with classrooms, lecture halls, a Starbucks café and full-service food court.

Students take advantage of St. John’s location in dynamic New York City. Our faculty and Career Center have strong ties to employers and other professional and educational resources throughout the New York area. Students make New York their classroom through innovative courses like Discover New York.


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Success Story

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Program News

More than 30 undergraduate students showcased their research at the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences annual Toxicology Expo, held April 29 at St. John's University's Queens campus....