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
$560 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.
Start term

Graduate Certificate in Toxicology – Online


Oregon State’s online toxicology certificate will expose you to cutting-edge research methodologies and technologies that are driving advanced biomedical and environmental health research. Additionally, you’ll explore key contemporary issues in risk assessment and safety regulations.

Curriculum details and certificate information are available on Oregon State’s academic catalog.

Required courses (16 credits)

  • TOX 511/411 – Fundamentals of Toxicology (3)
  • TOX 529/429 – Toxic Substances in Food (3) 
  • TOX 580/480 – Human Health Risk Assessment & Computational Toxicology (3)
  • H 524 – Introduction to Biostatistics (4)
  • H 548/448 – Public Health Toxicology (3)

Elective courses (3 credits) 

  • GRAD 514 – Introduction to Graduate Writing (4)
  • H 518 – Public Health Ethics and Issues (3)
  • PHAR 594 – Advantages in Manipulating the Human Genome (3)
  • ST 592 – Statistical Methods for Genomics Research (3)
  • BB 585 – Applied Bioinformatics (3)
  • ENSC 520 – Environmental Analysis (3)
  • SOC 580 – Environmental Sociology (4)
  • BIOE 513 – Drug & Medical Device Regulations in Technology Development (3)
  • MB 580 – General Parasitology (3)
  • H 520 – Health Disparities (3)

Continue on to a master's degree

Credits earned from courses in this online toxicology graduate certificate may be applied toward Oregon State’s Master of Toxicology, which is offered on campus through the College of Agricultural Sciences. Up to 22 graduate credits may be transferred toward a 45-credit master’s degree.



Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization and compliance.

Related stories

Oregon State Everywhere: ‘Live your life with passion and don’t be afraid to connect with others’

For his online fisheries, wildlife, and conservations sciences degree, Marc Mains traveled to Costa Rica to intern as a wildlife researcher and says "I have grown personally and professionally from this experience as I gained valuable skills and knowledge."...

‘Dream job’ empowers Oregon State grad to make an instant impact

Marty Marrs graduated from Oregon State after earning a B.S. in Natural Resources online through OSU Ecampus. Prior to that, she spent 18 years raising a family, which she loved, and also working in administrative jobs, which she wasn’t as passionate about. “I...

Oregon State Everywhere: Finding community and support from all points on the map

Faculty made time to tutor me, teach me, counsel me, write recommendations and discuss professional opportunities. Although I was an Ecampus student, the Oregon State community is so strong that I felt its support from wherever I was in the world." — Jane Vinesky, fisheries, wildlife,...