Pharmacology and Toxicology

Pharmacology Studies is a major program that focuses on the scientific study of drug interactions on biological systems and organisms and the sources, chemical properties, biological effects, and therapeutic uses of drugs.

A major program in Pharmacology Studies will likely include instruction in pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, toxicology, drug therapeutics, drug action, bodily responses to drug events, biochemical proliferation and differentiation, apoptosis, cell biology, medicinal chemistry, and studies of specific drugs and drug interactions.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Pharmacology Studies (use the College Search feature and enter " Pharmacology Studies " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Pharmacology Studies?

Typically, an advanced degree is required for a career in the field of Pharmacology.  You likely will work for (but not limited to) the government/military or as a pharmacist in a variety of venues such as drug stores, hospitals, clinics, grocery stores, and community outreach organizations.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Pharmacology Studies:

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Pharmacology Studies?