Pharmacology and Toxicology Minor

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Pharmacology and Toxicology - Undergraduate Minor

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.

The minor in Pharmacology and Toxicology may be earned by completing the following courses. 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. There are three required courses for all Pharmacology and Toxicology undergraduate minors: TOX 4010, BMS 4390, and one physiology course selected from BMS 3290, BMS 4380 or BIOL 3350. The remaining credits are fulfilled by any of the electives listed below.

Required Core Courses:

TOX 4010Principles of Toxicology3
BMS 4390Principles of Pharmacology4
Select one of the following:3-4
Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals
Principles of Physiology
Principles of Human and Other Animal Physiology
Total Credits10-11


ENSCI 4240AAir Pollution: Air Quality and Effects of Pollutants1
ABE 4510Food and Bioprocess Engineering3
BBMB 3160Principles of Biochemistry3
BBMB 4040Biochemistry I3
BBMB 4050Biochemistry II3
BIOL 3190Analysis of Environmental Systems3
BIOL 4230Developmental Biology3
BIOL 4340Endocrinology3
BIOL 4360Neurobiology3
BME 4400Biomedical Applications of Chemical Engineering3
BMS 7443Pharmacology and Therapeutics3
BMS 4480Principles of Human Gross Anatomy4
CHEM 2110
Quantitative and Environmental Analysis
and Quantitative and Environmental Analysis Laboratory
CHEM 2310Elementary Organic Chemistry3
CHEM 3310Organic Chemistry I3
ENSCI 4860Aquatic Ecology3
ENT 4500Pesticides in the Environment3
FSHN 2640Fundamentals of Nutritional Biochemistry3
FSHN 4420Issues in Food and Society2
FSHN 4610Medical Nutrition and Disease I4
FSHN 4640Medical Nutrition and Disease II4
FSHN 4670Molecular Basis of Nutrition in Disease Etiology and Health Promotion3
FSHN 4890Issues in Food Safety1
TOX 7354General Pharmacology3
TOX 4190Foodborne Hazards3
TOX 4200Food Microbiology3
TOX 4260Veterinary Toxicology3
TOX 4900Independent Study1-2
TOX 4990Undergraduate Research1-3