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Toxicology, Bachelor of Science

BS Toxicology
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.

Offered through St. John’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the
128­credit Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Toxicology provides students with a solid foundation in the theory and practice of the profession.  Graduates will be prepared for roles in research and applied aspects of toxicology including biomedical, analytical, 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. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for toxicologists are expected to grow by 8 percent throughout the next decade.

Program Contact 
Sue Ford, Ph.D, DABT
Director, Toxicology Program
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
St. Albert Hall Rm305
(718) 990-6220
[email protected]



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:

Admission Office - Queens Campus
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Career Outcomes

The program will prepare graduates to:

  • Demonstrate a fundamental competency in applied areas of toxicology: biomedical, 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 presentation

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.

Additional Information

Students who excel may apply in their junior year for admission to the BS/MS program, which allows them to take graduate courses in their senior year which can be applied to the master’s degree in toxicology at St. John’s.

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 40,000­square­foot Dr. Andrew J. Bartilucci Center.  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 Expo 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 Tau Omega Chi (TOX), the student toxicology club.  Activities of toxicology students and faculty are highlighted in the program newsletter.

Campus facilities include high­tech classrooms, laboratories and our 1.7 million­volume Library. Our D'Angelo Center is a five­story, 127,000­square­ foot University and Student Center with classrooms, lecture halls, a Starbucks café and full­service 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.

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. Now...