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Program Details

The University of Florida’s Certificate in Forensic Toxicology is an exciting course of study through the College of Veterinary Medicine and under the Department of Physiological Sciences. This program is intended to offer a solid educational foundation in this exciting field for individuals who are currently working, or seeking employment, in settings such as Crime Laboratories, Medical Examiners Offices, Police Departments, Criminal Defense, Hospitals, Clinical Chemistry Laboratories, Pharmaceutical Industry, and High School Science teachers.

This program’s distance learning delivery was designed with working professionals in mind who wouldn’t normally have the freedom to pursue a traditional certificate on-campus due to family, location, or work commitments. Through this program, students may be able to build a foundation in public health, expand job opportunities, and possibly enhance a current degree program.

The core curriculum consists of five courses, or 15 semester hours. This certificate program focuses on general and advanced principles of toxicology, forensic toxicology, drug biotransformation, and the molecular mechanisms of toxicity. Through this course of study, students may also gain a strong working background in analytical techniques, pharmacokinetics, drug elimination, and toxicology. This program also offers some unique topic modules such as forensic pharmacology, doping control, postmortem toxicology, and expert testimony.


Students must have an undergraduate degree in a science subject with a GPA of 2.0 or better.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges