Our toxicology degree is a STEM program examining the effects of chemicals on human health and the environment.
Toxicology is concerned with understanding the harmful effects of chemicals on human health and the environment. It is an interdisciplinary field that integrates biology, chemistry, medicine, and physiology to make a safer world.
St. John’s University is proud to have created the first toxicology bachelor’s degree with over 50 years of experience guiding students into successful professional occupations.
The St. John’s Toxicology program is a 4-year science degree that includes both the chemical and biological sciences as well as our specialty toxicology courses. Our program includes an automatic minor in chemistry and prepares students for leadership roles in toxicology, research, medicine, public health, pharmaceutical and chemical industries, and numerous other possibilities. In addition to foundational science knowledge, students acquire communication and analytical skills to enable them to use their toxicology expertise to promote the safety of all communities and the environment.
In addition to the bachelor’s degree at St. John’s, we have programs leading to post-graduate toxicology training, including BS/MS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees. There is a great need for toxicologists. Our graduates have launched careers in government agencies (CDC, FDA, EPA, health departments), cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, as well as clinical, forensic, and environmental laboratories. The program is an excellent foundation for medical and dental schools and other health professions.
-Personal Care Products
-Local and federal environmental agencies (eg. EPA)
-Consumer Product Safety
-Food and Drug Administration
-Analytical (Environmental and Forensic)
Dr. Ford is the Director of the Toxicology Program. She can answer questions about the curriculum, activities, and career opportunities.
St. Albert Hall, Room 305
St. John’s Toxicology Program is an INTERDISCIPLINARY program in which students receive a solid background in the basic sciences (biology, chemistry, physics) and applied sciences (biochemistry, pharmacology, anatomy & physiology). In addition, students receive a comprehensive education in the field of TOXICOLOGY taught by expert faculty.
We were the first to offer this degree and have educated students for over 50 years.
Our students have many opportunities for extracurricular activities and professional development.
The scientists who teach toxicology at St. John’s are experts in the field. They are members of professional societies in toxicology with leadership roles.
For more information about admission to this and other acclaimed undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please visit Undergraduate Admission online. Or contact us directly at the campus of your choice:
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