Credits required
19-20 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 19-20 quarter credits are equal to 12.67-13.33 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$571 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
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Graduate Certificate in Toxicology – Online

Help limit toxicity risks in our environment

Advancements in science and technology have created compound chemicals that increase toxicity risks for all living beings. From pharmaceuticals and pesticides to heavy metals and forever chemicals, toxins are everywhere today — in our soil, food systems, waterways and bodies.

When you earn a Graduate Certificate in Toxicology online from Oregon State University, you’ll explore how toxins impact our environment, human health and food safety and learn how to mitigate, regulate and limit their effects. In addition to learning advanced principles in toxicology and pharmacokinetics, you’ll gain insight into critical regulatory and research issues related to chemical exposure and human health risk assessments.

A unique, interdisciplinary program

Oregon State’s online toxicity graduate certificate bridges three important disciplines: environmental toxicology, which explores how chemicals move through ecosystems; molecular toxicology, which explores how chemicals impact living organisms at the cellular level; and computational toxicology, which uses computer modeling and simulation to predict potential health risks and toxicity.

Benefits of an Oregon State University online program

  • All classes are developed by Oregon State's renowned faculty, who are known worldwide for their research, expertise and innovation in natural resources and science fields.
  • Oregon State is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Online students receive the same credits as on-campus students, and credits transfer to most higher education institutions.
  • OSU Ecampus is consistently ranked as one of the nation's best providers of online education.
  • Students can complete their courses from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.

NOTE: The U.S. Department of Education has approved this certificate for federal financial aid eligibility as part of a full degree program, but not as an independent certificate program. Alternate funding sources (e.g. loans, private funds) may be required to cover the costs associated with this program.


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