Biomedical Toxicology

Regular and Co-op

Toxicologists study the effects and mechanisms of action of toxic substances from a variety of perspectives. Toxic impact on the wider environment, whole body systems and organs to the molecular and biochemical levels are issues of concern. Substances of interest include therapeutic agents, metals, industrial chemicals, natural toxins found in foodstuffs, pollution, and pesticides that are deliberately introduced into the environment. Also addressed is toxicological testing, which is required to assure the safety of pesticides, new drugs, consumer products, and industrial chemicals before they can be released into the marketplace. Guelph’s Biomedical Toxicology Program offers a strong foundation in science disciplines related to toxicology, including biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, physiology, and risk assessment.

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Information about what students have done with a Toxicology major can be found on the Career Services website.

A complete listing of all courses required for this major can be found in the Schedule of Studies and Co-op Schedule of Studies located in the Undergraduate Calendar.