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Toxicology Ph.D./M.S. Program of Study Checklist

The Program of Study and Committee form (found in ACCESS PLUS) should reflect all courses you are planning to take to meet the course requirements for an M.S. or Ph.D. in Toxicology.

POSC WORKSHEET for Course Discussion with your committee. Coursework to complete your degree MUST be discussed with all of your committee members PRIOR to submitting a POSC on-line in ACCESS PLUS

Use the comments section on the POSC to indicate information on why a required course is not listed on your POSC.

The Major Professor, committee members, and Chair of the program will likely reject the POSC if all required coursework is not listed or if there is not a satisfactory explanation for why coursework is not listed.

The POSC is required by the end of the first year in your permanent lab. It is HIGHLY recommended that M.S. students complete the POSC at the beginning of their 2nd semester to avoid additional time needed to complete their degree since some important tox courses are offered every other year.

Required Courses

  • If you are taking more than three (3) 400 level courses to meet requirements, please indicate the additional coursework in the comments section along with semester taken and grade received.

  • If your committee has approved other recently taken graduate level coursework at other institutions as meeting any of the required courses, please indicate this course/institution/grade in the comments section.

  • Overage courses (7 years): If your committee believes that you are up-to-date knowledge-wise with what is being taught in a course you took over 7 years ago, you can remove the course from your POSC and put the information about that course (number/grade/when taken) in the comments section.

    Total of 72 credits; can include research TOX 699 and research rotations TOX 697 for a Ph.D. degree.

    Total of 30 credits; can include research TOX 699 and research rotations TOX 697 for an M.S. degree.

    If you need to indicate any POSC committee approved substitutions, please indicate these in the comments section.

    This is a listing of courses that are available to meet the "additional credits in Toxicology" for your Ph.D. (7) or M.S. (3)degree.

    • Tox 419 Foodborne Hazards, Alternative Spring, 2014, 3 credits
    • Tox 420 Food Microbiology, Fall, 3 credits
    • Vet Path 503, Principles of Pathology, Spring, 3 credits
    • STAT 505 Environmental Statistics, Alternative Spring, 2016, 3 credits
    • Tox 506X Diet and Cancer prevention, Alternative Fall, 2014, 1 credit
    • Tox 515 Regulatory Toxicology, Alternative Fall, 2014, 1 credit
    • Tox 519 Food Toxicology, Alternative Fall, 2014, 3 credits
    • VDPAM 521X Risk Benefits Science & Policy Food Safety: RiskLite, 3 credits
    • Tox 526 Veterinary Toxicology, Spring, 3 credits
    • BMS 538 Principles of Physiology, Fall, 4 credits
    • BMS 539 Principles of Pharmacology, Spring, 4 credits
    • BCB 544 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, 4 credits
    • Tox 529 Foodborne Toxicants, Alternative Fall, 2011, 2 credits li> Tox 544
    • Tox 546 Clinical and Diagnostic Toxicology, Fall, Spring, Summer, DVMs only, 1-3 credits
    • Tox 550 Pesticides in the environment, Spring, 2 credits
    • Tox 554 General Pharmacology, Spring, 3 credits
    • Tox 565 Methods of Biostatistics, Alternative Fall, 2015, 3 credits
    • Tox 570 Risk Assement Food, Agriculture, Veterinary, Alternative Fall 2015, 3 credits
    • Tox 575 Cell Biology, Fall, 3 credits
    • ENT 590I Toxicology, Alternative Fall, 2014, 1 credit
    • BCB 590 Applying Computational Methods to Biological Research, offered Spring 2015 1 to 3 credits.
    • Tox 626 Advanced Food Microbiology, Alternative Spring, 2015, 3 credits
    • Tox 627 Rapids Methods in Food Microbiology, Alternative Spring, 2016, 3 credits
    • Tox 656 Cellular and Molecular Pathology II, Alternative Spring 2016, 3 credits
    • Tox 675 Insecticide Toxicology, Alternative Fall, 2015, 3 credits.