Toxicology and Risk Assessment
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.
The Certificate is offered fully online
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.
To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.
One course in college level chemistry.
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)
Time Limit for Completion of Certificate
Per University Policy, all Certificates have a five year time limit; however, the approximate time to complete the Certificate is two years.
Credit toward Graduate Degree
Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.
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.
Ray Harbison, PhD
Marie Bourgeois, PhD
Pre-Admissions Advising - Public Health