the graduate program in environmental toxicology at clemson university was established in 1992 and has developed into a truly interdisciplinary academic program with participating faculty from the college of science, the college of agriculture, forestry and life sciences, and the department of environmental engineering and earth sciences. the program has produced numerous master’s and ph.d. graduates who are now employed nationally and internationally at academic, industry and government agencies.
an environmental toxicologist is a scientist who uses various disciplines, including molecular biology, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, geochemistry, ecology, social sciences and computer science to determine the fate, effects and risks of toxicants with regards to the environment, wildlife and human health.
our mission is to train new environmental toxicologists and address pertinent environmental toxicology questions through education and research in areas such as chemical fate, bioavailability, biological effect, toxicokinetics and mechanisms of action. a focus on interdisciplinary approaches and sound science is fundamental to our education and research activities.