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Environmental Toxicology

Environmental Toxicology

Environmental toxins include pesticides, food additives, industrial waste, plants, chemicals, metals, fungi and bacteria. Environmental toxicology majors study how many of these agents exist around us, how much of them we are actually exposed to, how sensitive we are to these agents and how we should regulate their use. Toxicologists address constantly-changing concerns about the safety of our environment and natural resources.

Real World

Since the major covers an extremely broad range of courses and topics, graduates are in high demand in the contemporary work force. Environmental toxicology majors from UC Davis are currently working as forensic analysts, pharmaceutical test agents, pest control officers, risk assessors and field sample monitors.

Major Requirements

Mastering the subject of toxicology requires extensive preparatory work in chemistry biology, biochemistry and physiology. More specialized study topics include ecology, genetics, physics, mathematics and computer science.

Major Adviser

Name: Susan Kancir
Contact: sgkancir@ucdavis.edu, (530) 752-1042


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