About the Program
The Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology (NST) offers a minor in Toxicology. The course work for the minor addresses topics in the basic principles of toxicology and molecular toxicology as well as computational toxicology, pharmacology, and pesticide chemistry. The minor works best for students already pursuing a bioscience degree as a background in chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, and biochemistry is necessary to be prepared for upper division work in this field.
Declaring the Minor
For information regarding how to declare the minor, please contact the CNR Office of Instruction and Student Affairs in 260 Mulford Hall.
Other Major and Minor Offered by the Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology
Nutritional Science (Major and Minor)
Students who have a strong interest in an area of study outside their major often decide to complete a minor program. These programs have set requirements and are noted officially on the transcript in the memoranda section, but they are not noted on diplomas.
All courses taken to fulfill the minor requirements below must be taken for graded credit.
A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 is required for courses used to fulfill the minor requirements.
No more than one upper division course may be used to simultaneously fulfill requirements for a student's major and minor programs.
At least one of the five upper division courses below must be taken during the academic year (i.e., not all courses may be Summer Session courses).
No substitutions to the courses listed below will be permitted.
Lower Division Prerequisites
|CHEM 1A||General Chemistry||3|
|CHEM 3A||Chemical Structure and Reactivity||3|
|CHEM 3B||Chemical Structure and Reactivity||3|
|BIOLOGY 1A||General Biology Lecture||3|
|NUSCTX 11||Introduction to Toxicology||3|
|NUSCTX C114/ESPM C148||Pesticide Chemistry and Toxicology||3|
|NUSCTX 121||Computational Toxicology||3|
|Select at least one elective from the following:|
|NUSCTX 103||Nutrient Function and Metabolism||3|
|NUSCTX 104||Food, Culture, and the Environment||2|
|NUSCTX 108A||Introduction and Application of Food Science||3|
|NUSCTX 115||Principles of Drug Action||2|
|NUSCTX/ESPM C159||Human Diet||4|
|NUSCTX 160||Metabolic Bases of Human Health and Diseases||4|
|NUSCTX 161A||Medical Nutrition Therapy||4|
|NUSCTX 166||Nutrition in the Community||3|
|NUSCTX 190||Introduction to Research in Nutritional Sciences||1|
|NUSCTX 193||Introduction to Research in Toxicology||1|
|NUSCTX H196||Honors Research||4|
|NUSCTX 199||Supervised Independent Study and Research||1-4|
Faculty and Instructors
+ Indicates this faculty member is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award.
John E. Casida, Professor. Pesticides, insect biology, environmental science, pest management, molecular toxicology.
Danica Chen, Assistant Professor. Aging, stem cell, diseases of aging.
Brenda Eskenazi, Professor. Public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, maternal and child health.
+ Gary L. Firestone, Professor. Cancer, steroid hormones, molecular endocrinology, tumor biology, growth factors, dietary compounds, tumor cells, glucocorticoids.
+ Tyrone Hayes, Professor. Genetics, amphibians, developmental endocrinology, steroid hormones, metamorphosis, sex differentiation, hormonal differentiation, African clawed frog, Japnanes Kajika, Pine Barrens treefrog.
Isao Kubo, Professor. Agriculture, insect biology, pest management.
Fenyong Liu, Professor. Public health, infectious diseases.
Sheng Luan, Professor. Microbial biology, plant biology.
Daniel K. Nomura, Associate Professor. Chemical biology, metabolism, toxicology, cancer.
Barry Shane, Professor. Plant biology, health and nutrition, nutritional sciences and toxicology.
Martyn T. Smith, Professor. Cancer, genomics, toxicology, molecular epidemiology, exposome.
Norman Terry, Professor. Phytoremediation, Bioremediation, environmental cleanup, soil and water, plant biology, microbial biology.
Christopher D. Vulpe, Professor. Genetics, genomics, ecotoxicology, gene expression, water quality, copper, iron, toxicology, susceptibility, environmental, ecotoxicogenomics.
Jen-Chywan (Wally) Wang, Associate Professor. Steroid hormones, glucocorticoids, molecular physiology, Metabolic Diseases.
Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology
119 Morgan Hall