Toxicology

The Environmental Toxicology program within the University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health prepares students to investigate and communicate the effects of toxic agents on human health and the environment.

The field of toxicology is focused on developing improved ways to identify and ameliorate the harmful effects of chemical, physical, and biological agents at all levels of biological organization, from molecules to complex ecosystems. University of Washington toxicologists investigate a broad scope of the field and integrate tools and methods of biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology, epidemiology and biostatistics.

The program offers an MS and PhD degree in Environmental Toxicology.

Students who graduate with a degree in Environmental Toxicology find careers in a range of private, public and academic positions, which include consulting firms; state and federal health and environmental regulatory agencies; product safety evaluation organizations; chemical, consumer products, pharmaceutical industries; and major universities.