Biology (Pharmacology/Toxicology) (BS)

The Biology program at ASU’s West campus offers a concentration in Pharmacology and Toxicology, studying how foreign materials react with our bodies has been an intense and enduring venture that has yielded astounding breakthroughs and contributions to the medical community. 

In order to have a thorough understanding of the interactions of chemicals in the biological system, students in the program will study both biology and chemistry, and be familiar with chemical interactions at physiological, molecular, and cellular levels.

The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences offers a BS in biology with a concentration in pharmacology and toxicology in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at ASU's West campus.

The pharmacology and toxicology concentration provides an emphasis in the biochemical, molecular and physiological components of drug and body interactions. The degree program emphasizes experiential learning, and all required core courses have laboratories. By learning in an integrative environment that emphasizes the connectedness of the disciplines, students gain a better understanding of larger scientific concepts, and they can view these concepts from multiple perspectives. Undergraduates have the opportunity to conduct independent research under the mentorship of faculty members or in internships outside the school.

Graduates are prepared for entry-level employment in the growing field of environmental toxicology as well as for graduate or professional programs in pharmacology and toxicology.

Degree Offered

Biology (Pharmacology/Toxicology) (BS)
Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, New College of


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Career Outlook

The bachelor's degree program in biology with a concentration in pharmacology and toxicology prepares students for occupations such as:

  • environmental toxicologist
  • laboratory researcher
  • pharmacist
  • physician
  • physician's assistant
  • veterinarian

Graduates may work in governmental agencies or private companies in areas such as:

  • clinical trials
  • product safety evaluation
  • regulatory affairs
  • teaching

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