How does what we’re exposed to through our air, water, food, and other sources affect our health? Toxicologists help to answer this question by studying the harmful effects of all types of chemicals on biological systems—humans, animals, and plants—and the environment.
The field continues to grow rapidly due to the vast numbers of new chemicals that enter the market each year through the pharmaceutical and chemical industries and the need for careful government oversight of this process. Many job openings go unfilled, making this a great time to obtain a degree in toxicology.
The toxicology degree program at Nazareth College provides a strong foundation for students planning to use their bachelor’s degrees to pursuein industry, government, and academia as well as those planning to further their education through graduate school in the life sciences. A degree is also excellent preparation for medical, dental, veterinary, or pharmacy school. Nazareth is the only college that offers this program in Rochester.
Education: Ph.D., Integrative Biosciences, The Pennsylvania State University; B.S., Biology, Duquesne University
Teaching and Research Interests: Toxicology, microbiology, cell and molecular biology, scientific communication, online education
Stephanie Zamule, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Director of the Toxicology Program
"Toxicologists enjoy an excellent occupational outlook, and Nazareth is one of only a few schools in the nation to offer a bachelor's degree in toxicology. Our small class sizes, state-of-the-art labs, and individualized attention make Nazareth a great place to study this exciting field."