Environmental Science draws on basic knowledge of the physical, chemical, biological, and quantitative aspects of natural systems. This knowledge is applied to problems often caused by human activities. In environmental toxicology, these problems include chemical releases into the air, the water and soil and result in effects to the organisms living in those systems. Effects are often detrimental to the organisms and can occur at all levels of biological organization, including: molecular, cellular, individual, population, communities and ecosystems.
In addition to the Environmental Science, BS degree, Toxicology is one of four possible areas of Environmental Science emphasis. The others are Freshwater Ecology, Marine Ecology and Terrestrial Ecology.
Sample coursework includes:
- ESCI 445 - Marine Geochemistry
- ESCI 454 - Science and Management of Contaminated Sites
- ESCI 455 - Environmental Toxicology I
- ESCI 455 - Environmental Toxicology II