Queen's University

New 'green' program prepares students for jobs in risk assessment

2010-03-19

In efforts to meet society’s need for university graduates with skills to manage problems of chemical toxicity in our ecosystems, Queen’s is introducing a new program in environmental toxicology this fall.
Offered by the School of Environmental Studies, the program is a combination of environmental studies courses with science courses related to environmental quality, environmental chemistry, human toxicology and ecotoxicology.  The new program also includes a new course called Ecotoxicology.
Students who graduate from the program will obtain a Bachelor of Science with an Honours Subject of Specialization in Environmental Toxicology.
Peter Hodson, a professor of Environmental Studies, who took the lead on developing the program, says that there are good employment prospects for graduates.
“They’ll be particularly suited to positions involving ecological risk assessments of chemical contamination, biomonitoring of ecosystems, and regulatory toxicity testing.”
To speak with Dr. Hodson contact Molly Kehoe, molly.kehoe@queensu.ca, 613.533.2877 or Alissa Clark, alissa.clark@queensu.ca, 613.533.6000 ext 77513, Queen’s News & Media Services
 

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