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Pharmacology & Toxicology Minor

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Want a step ahead in a career that involves medication prescribing?

Pharmacology is the study of how chemical agents, both natural and synthetic (i.e. drugs), affect biological systems. Toxicology is the study of drug overdoses and other poisonings. The Pharmacology and Toxicology Minor explores fundamental and advanced concepts in pharmacology and toxicology. In this minor you will learn basic pharmacology and toxicology concepts that will prepare you for further education and careers in medical and health science professions.

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The Exploratory Studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the Exploratory Studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a Career Coach in the Office of Career Development.