Pharmacology and Toxicology, BS

ASU’s West campus offers the Pharmacology and Toxicology degree. With a heavy focus on experiential learning within the laboratory, graduates of the program are better prepared to obtain careers ranging from clinical research coordinators, to veterinarians, to even governmental roles.

The human body comes into contact with countless chemicals and drugs during the course of a lifetime. The study of how these foreign materials react with our bodies has been an intense and enduring venture that has yielded astounding breakthroughs and contributions to the medical community.

The West campus of Arizona State University is proud to be part of that venture, offering the BS program in pharmacology and toxicology. In order to have a thorough understanding of the interactions of chemicals in the biological system, students in the program study both biology and chemistry, and become familiar with chemical interactions at physiological, molecular and cellular levels.

With a heavy focus on experiential learning within the laboratory, graduates of the pharmacology and toxicology degree program are better prepared to obtain careers ranging from clinical research coordinators to veterinarians to even governmental roles.

Program Offered

Pharmacology and Toxicology, BS

Offered by
New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Location
West

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Career Outlook

The pharmacology and toxicology degree program prepares students for a number of career paths including:

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

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

  • Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
  • city government
  • clinical trials
  • Department of Transportation
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • product safety evaluation
  • regulatory affairs
  • teaching

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 16.2%$74,580
Clinical Research Coordinators 3.3%$120,050
Natural Sciences Managers 3.3%$120,050
Water Resource Specialists 3.3%$120,050
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists8.3%$79,930
Molecular and Cellular Biologists -0.4%$74,720
Veterinarians8.9%$87,590

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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