Forensic Toxicology Program

College of Pharmacy
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Graduate Program and Curriculum

  The M.S. program in forensic toxicology is administered by the Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy. The program encompasses a broad knowledge of all areas of forensic toxicology such as forensic urine drug testing, postmortem and antemortem toxicology, human performance testing, alternative specimens, as well as the instrumental analysis of biological specimens, analytical method development and validation, interpretation of the results, expert witness testimony, etc. 

Degree Requirements

The M.S. degree program in forensic toxicology requires the completion of 42 credits of graduate study including a research component.

1. Required Courses (Core):

BPS 570 Foundations of Forensic Toxicology - 2 cr
BPS 573 Drug Identification Chemistry - 4 cr
BPS 574 Forensic Toxicology - 4 cr
BPS 587 Forensic Science Seminar - 1 cr
BPS 598 M.S. Thesis Research - min 6 cr        
GCLS 500 Physiology - 3 cr
GCLS 501 Biochemistry - 3 cr
GCLS 503 Cell Biology - 3 cr
PHYB 552 Translational and Applied Physiology - 3 cr
PCOL 501 Medical Pharmacology I - 3 cr
PCOL 502 Medical Pharmacology II - 3 cr
 

2. Electives

 
BPS 501 Biopharmaceutical Sciences I - 4 cr
BPS 502 Biopharmaceutical Sciences II - 4 cr
BPS 542 Pharmacodynamics of Substance Abuse - 2 cr   
BPS 588 Expert Witness Testimony and Courtroom Demeanor - 3 cr
PCOL 430 Principles of Toxicology - 2 cr