Toxicology

Administrative Committee: M. Wickstrom (Chair, Veterinary Biomedical Sciences), K. Liber (Toxicology Centre), B. Blakley (Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, Toxicology Graduate Program Academic Coordinator), D. Janz (Veterinary Biomedical Sciences), S. Niyogi (Biology), S. Siciliano (Soil Science), J. Smits (Veterinary Pathology). For more information, email:contact.toxicology@arts.usask.ca

The Interdisciplinary Program in Toxicology is a joint program of the Toxicology Centre and four academic departments: Biology, Soil Science, Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, and Veterinary Pathology. The program has been designed to provide students with a basic understanding of how people, other biota and natural ecosystems function, how contaminants behave in the body and in the natural environment, how and by what mechanisms toxicants may adversely affect individuals, populations and ecosystems, and how to measure toxicants and their potential effects. The program consists of a core of toxicology, biology, and chemistry courses, with supplemental required courses from several other departments. Program C Requirements 2 through 5 of the College of Arts & Science must also be met. The program allows students to choose from a large number of electives so that they can focus, under the guidance of the Academic Advisor, their undergraduate program to emphasize either environmental toxicology or biomedical toxicology. On completion of the program, students receive a B.Sc. Four-year, or a B.Sc. Honours, degree depending on their academic standing.

Major Average

The major average in Toxicology programs includes the grades earned in:

  • BIOL 120.3; BIOL 121.3; CHEM 112.3; CHEM 115.3; PHYS 115.3; and PHYS 117.3 or PHYS 125.3
  • MATH 110.3 or MATH 125.3; one of PLSC 214.3, STAT 245.3, or STAT 246.3
  • All TOX and all courses listed in the Major Requirement C6.

Residency Requirements in the Major

To receive a degree in Toxicology, students must complete at least two-thirds of the following coursework (to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units) from the University of Saskatchewan.

  • BIOL 120.3; BIOL 121.3; CHEM 112.3; CHEM 115.3; PHYS 115.3; and PHYS 117.3 or PHYS 125.3
  • MATH 110.3 or MATH 125.3; one of PLSC 214.3, STAT 245.3, or STAT 246.3
  • Minimum requirements in Major Requirement C6.

See Residency for additional details.

Bachelor of Science Four-year (B.Sc. Four-year) - Toxicology

Bachelor of Science Honours (B.Sc. Honours) - Toxicology

Suggested Sequence of Courses

Toxicology - Minor