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Get certified in Interdisciplinary Toxicology

Toxicology crosses a broad range of disciplines including biology, pharmacology, chemistry and medicine. OSU offers a graduate certificate in Interdisciplinary Toxicology Many students combine the graduate certificate in interdisciplinary toxicology (12 hrs) to further enhance their training.


The Graduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Toxicology provides students with a survey exposure to basic concepts and principles in toxicology. Twelve credit hours to include courses from at least two different participating departments/colleges (see Courses Offered) are required for conferring the Certificate. This Certificate will prepare students from multiple backgrounds in environmental and public health issues surrounding chemical toxicity. Students apply for admission through the Graduate College.

Students in the Certificate Program can apply for funds to support training opportunities/travel. Applications for travel support must be made 30 days in advance of the proposed travel. An annual Paracelsus Award (see Fellowships and Awards) will be given to the top student receiving the certificate based on academic performance and engagement in interdisciplinary efforts within the Program.



Biomedical Sciences

Environmental Toxins and the Brain, BIOM 6543, (ITOX 6543), (Fall- even years) 3 credits **


Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • Selected Topics in Biochemistry, BIOC 6820 (ITOX 6820) (Fall - each year) 1-3 credits*
  • MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry/Introduction to Proteomics
  • Bioinformatics Workshop Review

 Forensic Sciences

  • Forensic Toxicology, FRNS 5523, (ITOX 5523), (Fall-each year) 3 credits**
  • Methods in Forensic Science, FRNS 5282, (ITOC 5282) (Summer - each year) 2 credits


  • Bioinformatics, MICR 5203, (ITOX 5203), 3 credits (Fall - each year)

 Veterinary Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemical Toxicology, CBSC 5103, (ITOX 5103), (Spring - odd years) 3 credits **
  • Toxicology: From Molecules to Ecosystems, CBSC 6213, (ITOX 6213) (Spring - even years) 3 credits **
  • Xenobiotic Disposition, CBSC 6223, (ITOX 6223), (Fall- even years) 3 credits **
  • Nonclinical Drug Development, CBSC 5801, (ITOX 5801), (Spring) 1 credit **
  • Experimental Principles and Approaches, CBSC  5802, (ITOX 5802), (Fall - each year) 2 credits 
  • Toxicology of Chemical Warfare, CBSC 5902, (ITOX 5902), 2 credits **

 Integrative Biology

  • Organismal Ecotoxicology, BIOL 5303, (ITOX 5303), (Spring - even years) 3 credits **
  • Principles of Toxicology, BIOL 5363, (ITOX 5363), (Fall - odd years) 3 credits**
  • Population & Community Toxicology, BIOL 5343, (ITOX 5343), (Fall – even years) 3 credits **
  • Techniques in Environmental Toxicology, BIOL 5423, (ITOX 5423), (Spring – odd years) 3 credits 

*BIOC 6820 is a variable credit course that can be repeated

**These courses can be taken at either CHS-Tulsa or OSU-Stillwater via distance learning



Admissions Requirements and Deadlines

Application Requirements

  • Be a graduate student at OSU
  • Meet the admission standards of the Graduate College
  • Have the equivalent of at least a 3.0/4.0 undergraduate GPA

Graduate Certificate Admissions

Once you have completed the course requirements for the Certificate Program, to receive your certificate you must submit an Application for Certificate Completion Form to the Registrar's Office.

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Interdisciplinary Toxicology Symposium

The 2021 Interdisciplinary Toxicology Symposium will be held via Zoom on Wednesday and Thursday, April 21-22. During the two-day symposium, attendees will hear from undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students, ITP Fellows, invited speakers and ITP faculty members. For the full schedule and Zoom meeting login information, visit 2021 Interdisciplinary Toxicology Symposium.

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