Programs

Toxicology and Risk Assessment

Description

This online Graduate Certificate in Toxicology is designed to introduce post-baccalaureate students to fundamental concepts in the discipline of toxicology and risk assessment as they are applied in related professions. This certificate program will advance the knowledge of current professionals in fields related to occupational health and environmental health, and will prepare students with the intention of pursuing a graduate level degree in these fields. Students will apply concepts in the science of toxicology to issues of occupational and environmental health regulations, hazardous materials safety, chemical related illness, and risk analysis.

Course location/delivery

The Certificate is offered fully online

Admission requirements

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in a science-based field (e.g. life science, natural science, and engineering) from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Application process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.

Prerequisites

One course in college level chemistry.

Requirements

13 credit hours.

PHC 6350 Occupational Toxicology & Risk Assessment (3)
PHC 6353 Environmental Toxicology & Risk Assessment (3)
PHC 6373 Bioterrorism & Biodefense (3)
PHC 6934 Hazardous Materials of the Workplace (3)
PHC 7931 Advanced Interdisciplinary Seminar Public Health (1)

Electives

None

Time Limit

Two years

 

Credit toward graduate degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Standardized tests

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.

Contacts

Ray Harbison, Ph.D.
813-974-3467
rharbiso@health.usf.edu

Marie Bourgeois, Ph.D.
813-974-6633
mbourgeo@health.usf.edu

Graduate certificates
813-974-4926
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