Curriculum

UNC Professional Science Master’s









Am I prepared for the MPS in Toxicology coursework?

Students with a bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry or chemistry will be best prepared for the study of toxicology. Basic knowledge of biochemistry, a

t the level offered by a comprehensive undergraduate course, will be important. However, the absence of a biochemistry course will not be sufficient for rejection of an otherwise competitive candidate. An appropriate course can be taken at UNC-Chapel Hill prior to the toxicology courses listed in the curriculum.

What are examples of courses I will take in this program?

The MPS in Toxicology program can be completed in 16 months by full-time students and includes the following requirements:

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

TOXC 442

Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology

3 hours

PATH 713/714L or

PHYI 702

Disease Mechanisms or

Physiology of Human Health and Disease I

5 hours or

4 hours

TOXC 707

Advanced Toxicology

3 hours

PATH 715/716L or

PHYI 703

Systemic Pathology or

Physiology of Human Health and Disease II

5 hours or

4 hours

BIOS 600

Principles of Statistical Inference or equivalent

3 hours

TOXC 722

Seminars in Toxicology (1 credit h per semester)

3 hours

Elective Science Courses*

3+ hours

GRAD 721

Ethics

1 hour

GRAD 725

PSM Seminar Series (1 credit h per semester)

3 hours

GRAD 8XX

Professional Skills I: Communication

3 hours

GRAD 8XX

Professional Skills II: Organization/Leadership

3 hours

GRAD 8XX

Professional Skills III: Business Fundamentals

3 hours

TOXC 992

Summer Internship (full-time during the summer at a non-academic institution)

3 hours

TOXC 992

Capstone Report

3 hours

*The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers a large selection of graduate level courses in the biomedical and environmental sciences, epidemiology, public health, computational biology, etc. Course descriptions can be found in the Graduate School Record: http://www.unc.edu/gradrecord/programs/deptintro.html.