Undergraduate Minor in Environmental Toxicology

Contact and Advising Information

If interested in applying for the Environmental Toxicology Minor, please send an email to

Dr. Ernest Smith with your full name, email contact information, and R#.  He will then return a signed and approved minor degree plan to you for submission to undergraduate advising services. Please allow between 1-2 weeks for a response.

 

• Environmental Toxicology Minor Degree Plan Form

 

Dr. Ernest Smith  •  ernest.smith@ttu.edu  •  Phone: (806) 834-0983

 

Environmental Toxicology

Minor Degree Program

 

The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) integrates STEM efforts to assess the impacts of toxic chemicals and other stressors on the natural environment. Attracting students at all levels to work with faculty with backgrounds in biological sciences, medicine, epidemiology, biostatistics, engineering, chemistry, computer science, law, mathematics, pharmacology, physiology, and wildlife biology.

 

The Department of Environmental Toxicology offers graduate and undergraduate (minor) programs within the College of Arts & Sciences. The courses are designed to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to learn about and conduct scientific research in the Department of Environmental Toxicology. Generally, a background in the natural, physical, or health sciences will provide the necessary preparation for completion of these courses. Interested students should contact faculty within the department.

 

The Environmental Toxicology Minor program (18 hours) composed of coursework emphasizing the principles of toxicology, the environmental fate of chemicals, statistical approaches to study design, data handling, and data analysis, and seminars in environmental toxicology. Supplemental coursework, research hours are chosen by the student with the guidance of faculty advisor.

 

Courses may be used simultaneously for major and minor (double-dip), however, may NOT be simultaneously used for minor to minor programs.

Students are required to take 9 credit hour

from the following list of courses:

 

Keep in mind: Certain courses require that prerequisites be taken before enrollment in desired course. Prerequisite courses do not count toward the minor.

 

ENTX 3300 - Biological Effects of Chemicals in the Environment (3 SCH):

Introduces students to the biological effects following exposure to chemicals in the environment.

 

ENTX 3301 - Introduction to Ecotoxicology (3 SCH): A comprehensive overview of wildlife and ecological problems with a focus on toxicology.

 

ENTX 4325 - Principles of Toxicology I (3 SCH): Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of instructor. First half of two-semester course. Examines foundations of toxicological sciences, covering principles, disposition and half of toxicity mechanisms.

 

ENTX 4326 - Principles of Toxicology II (3 SCH): Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of instructor. Second half of two-semester course. Examines foundations of toxicological sciences, covering principles, disposition and half of toxicity mechanisms.

 

ENTX 4371 - Procedures and Techniques in Ecologic Risk Assessment (3 SCH): Designed to provide students with a solid foundation in risk assessment methods. Students will learn how the ecological risk assessment framework developed by U.S. EPA is used to assess the potential hazards of chemicals.

 

ENTX 4000 - Undergraduate Research in Environmental Toxicology

 

ENTX 4301 - Special Topics in Environmental Toxicology

 

Students are required to take 9 credit hours of

electives from the list in the section below:

 

ANSC 3301 - Principles of Nutrition (3 SCH)

 

ANSC 3402 - Animal Breeding and Genetics (4 SCH)

 

BIOL 1401 - Biology of Plants (4 SCH)

 

BIOL 1402 - Biology of Animals (4 SCH)

 

BIOL 1403 - Biology I (4 SCH)

 

BIOL 1404 - Biology II (4 SCH)

 

BIOL 3320 - Cell Biology (3 SCH)

 

CHEM 1307 - Principles of Chemistry I (3 SCH)

 

CHEM 1308 - Principles of Chemistry II (3 SCH)

 

CHEM 3305 - Organic Chemistry I (3 SCH)

 

CHEM 3306 - Organic Chemistry II (3 SCH)

 

NRM 2406 - Wildlife Anatomy and Physiology (4 SCH)

 

NRM 2307 - Diversity of Life (3 SCH)

 

NRM 3314 - Wildlife and Livestock Nutrition (3 SCH)

 

NRM 4408 - Wildlife Population Dynamics and Analysis (4 SCH)

 

ZOOL 2403 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 SCH)

 

ZOOL 2404 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 SCH)

 

*(SCH) - Semester Credit Hours

 

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