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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Toxicology, PhD

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Program Description

The graduate program in Environmental Toxicology is an interdisciplinary program preparing students for careers in academia, private businesses or government agencies involved in environmental issues. Candidates enrolling in the MS and PhD programs must meet all requirements for admission to the Graduate School and have an adequate background in the natural sciences, including organic chemistry, physics, calculus, biology, ecology, biochemistry, and physiology.

Our mission is to train new environmental toxicologists and address pertinent toxicological questions on chemical fate, bioavailability, biological effects, toxicokinetics and mechanisms of action of pollutants in the environment. A focus on interdisciplinary approaches and sound science is fundamental to our education and research activities with participating faculty from the College of Science, the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, and the Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences.

For additional information, please visit https://www.clemson.edu/science/academics/departments/biosci/academics/grad-overview.html.

Summary of Degree Requirements

The Environmental Toxicology PhD program requires 30 credits beyond the MS degree, or a total of 60 credits after the undergraduate degree, with a minimum of 18 hours of dissertation research. In addition to coursework, the student must perform original research, prepare and present a written research proposal, pass a comprehensive exam, and defend their dissertation.


Required coursework includes:

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