Pharmacology and Toxicology Studies is a major program with an integrated, combined approach to the study of pharmacological and toxicological issues in biology and the biomedical sciences.
A major program in Pharmacology and Toxicology Studies will likely include instruction in topics such as solvents, xenobiotic metabolism, chemical toxicity, neurotoxicology, immunopharmacology, biotransformation, tissue culture and in vitro studies, biomolecular analysis, bioactivation and inactivation, enzyme regulation, chemoprevention and chemotherapy, industrial and chemical studies, radiation health, and bioinformatics.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology Studies (use the College Search feature and enter " Pharmacology and Toxicology Studies " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology Studies?
Typically, an advanced degree is required for a career in the field of Pharmacology and Toxicology. You likely will prepare for a career in medical research devising new types of medication for a drug company. As well, you might work for a government department like the Federal Drug Agency or the Center for Disease Control.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Pharmacology and Toxicology Studies:
Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- S. Food and Drug Administration
- American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- American Pharmacists Association
- Society of Toxicology
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