Pharm/Tox Undergraduate Minor

MISSION STATEMENT: The interdisciplinary pharmacology and toxicology minor is intended to significantly increase the number of ISU graduates who can:

  • Understand, use and define key terms and concepts related to pharmacology and toxicology;
  • Apply concepts and standard practices in pharmacology and toxicology to solving practical problems relevant to these fields;
  • Analyze scientific data in pharmacology and toxicology;
  • Synthesize detailed and accurate descriptions of current knowledge on key topics in pharmacology and toxicology;
  • Make informed decisions about current controversies in pharmacology and toxicology, using appropriate scientific methods and ethical reasoning.

UNDERGRADUATE MINOR: All minors require at least 15 credits; 9 credits of the courses listed in the minor must not be used to meet any other department, college, or university requirement except the credit requirement for graduation. 
The minor in Pharmacology and Toxicology may be earned by completing the following. There are three required courses for all Pharmacology and Toxicology undergraduate minors: Tox 401, BMS 439, and one physiology course selected from BMS 329, BIOL 334 or BIOL 335. The remaining credits to fulfill the 15 credit minimum are fulfilled by any of the electives listed below under ELECTIVES.

Click here for the REQUEST FOR MINOR FORM

  • Minor Requested: Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Catalog for Minor: 2017-2018
  • Department offering the Minor: Biomedical Sciences

 

REQUIRED CORE COURSES

  • Required: TOX 401 Principles of Toxicology
    3 credits (fall)
  • Required: B M S 439 Principles of Pharmacology 4 credits (spring)
  • Required: Physiology
    (select 1 from following three)
    • B M S 329 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals 3 credits (spring)
    • BIOL 334 Metabolic Physiology
      of Mammals 3 credits (spring)
    • BIOL 335 Principles of Human and Other Animal Physiology 4 credits (fall)

ELECTIVES

  • A B E 424A Air Pollution 1 credit
  • A B E 451 Food and Bioprocess Engineering 3 credits
  • BBMB 316 Principles of Biochemistry 3 credits
  • BBMB 404 Biochemistry I 3 credits
  • BBMB 405 Biochemistry II 3 credits
  • BIOL 381 Environmental Systems I 3-4 credits
  • BIOL 382 Environmental Systems II 3 credits
  • BIOL 423 Developmental Biology 3 credits
  • BIOL 434 Endocrinology 3 credits
  • BIOL 436 Neurobiology 3 credits
  • BIOL 439 Environmental Physiology 3-4 credits
  • B M E 440 Biomedical Applications of Chem Engineering 3 credits
  • B M S 443 Pharmacology and Therapeutics 3 credits
  • CHEM 211 Quantitative and Environmental Analysis 2 credits
  • CHEM 331 Organic Chemistry 3 credits
  • ENSCI 486 Aquatic Ecology 3 credits
  • ENT 450 Pesticides in the Environment 2 credits
  • FS HN 264 Fundamentals of Nut. Biochem. & Metabolism 3 credits
  • FS HN 442 Issues in Food and Society 2 credits
  • FS HN 461 Medical Nutrition and Disease I 4 credits
  • FS HN 464 Medical Nutrition and Disease II 3 credits
  • FS HN 467 Molecular Basis of Nutrition in Dis. Prevention 3 credits
  • FS HN 489 Issues in Food Safety 1 credit
  • TOX 354 General Pharmacology 3 credits
  • TOX 419/FS HN 419 Foodborne Hazards 3 credits
  • TOX 420/FS HN 420 Food Microbiology 3 credits
  • TOX 426 Veterinary Toxicology 3 credits
  • TOX 490 Independent Study 1-3 credits
  • TOX 499 Undergraduate Research 1-3 credits

Contact Information

  • Vlastislav Bracha, Biomedical Sciences, Program Coordinator for the Minor (PCM)
  • Arthi Kanthasamy, Biomedical Sciences/Toxicology, Associate PCM
  • Emma Hashman, office personnel
  • 2008 Veterinary Medicine
  • pharmtox@iastate.edu
  • 515-294-2440 (ask for Pharm & Tox minor)
  • Governance Document