Environmental Toxicology Minor - Calendar Program Description

Below is a list of courses that might be of interest to a student wishing to pursue an environmental toxicology minor. Note that this is only a recommendation and that there are many other possible courses that could be used.

Lower Division Courses

Code Credits Name Requires Reason WQB
BISC 101 4 General Biology 1   Required B-Sci
BISC 102 4 General Biology 2   Required B-Sci
BISC 204 3 Introduction to Ecology BISC 101, BISC 102 Required  
CHEM 121 4 General Chemistry and Laboratory 1 Recommended Co-Req: MATH 151, PHYS 120 Required Q, B-Sci
CHEM 122 2 General Chemistry 2 CHEM 121. Recommended Co-Req: MATH 152, PHYS 121 Required Q
CHEM 126 2 General Chemistry Laboratory 2 CHEM 121. Co-req: CHEM 122 Required Q
CHEM 281 4 Organic Chemistry 1 CHEM 121. Co-req: CHEM 122 Required Q
CHEM 282 2 Organic Chemistry 2 CHEM 281 Required Q
CHEM 286 2 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2 CHEM 281. Co-Req: CHEM 282 Required Q
MBB 222 3 Molecular Biology and Biochemistry CHEM 281 Required  
MBB 231 3 Cellular Biology and Biochemistry MBB 222, BISC 101, CHEM 281. Co-Req or Pre-Req: CHEM 282 Required  
PHYS 120 3 Mechanics and Modern Physics Co-Req: MATH 151 Required Q, B-Sci
PHYS 121 3 Optics, Electricity and Magnetism PHYS 120. Co-Req: MATH 152 Required Q, B-Sci
STAT 201 3 Statistics for the Life Sciences* 30 Units Required Q
    * Contact the environmental toxicology program advisor to see about counting STAT 270 for STAT 201  

Upper Division Courses

Code Credits Name Requires Reason WQB
BISC 313 3 Environmental Toxicology MBB 231 Required  
BISC 432 3 Chemical Pesticides and the Environment BISC 305 or 366 Required  
BISC 305 3 Animal Physiology MBB 231, PHYS 121 Pre-Req for BISC 432  
BISC 445 3 Environmental Physiology of Animals BISC 305 Recommended  
HSCI 323 3 Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology MBB 231, CHEM 282 Recommended  
HSCI 304 3 Perspectives on Environmental Health Two 200-level HSCI courses** Recommended  
Total: 18        
Required: 15        
    ** Contact the health sciences undergraduate program assistant about getting this pre-requisite waived  

Synergy

Environmental toxicology often deals with large, complex datasets. Training in statistics can help to properly analyse these datasets and make valid inferences from them.

Possible Careers (Please consult other resources e.g. Career Services)

  • Environmental Impact Assessor
  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Ecologist