Certificate in Forensic Toxicology

Certificate in Forensic ToxicologyThe University of Florida's online graduate certificate* program in Forensic Toxicology is comprised of five three-credit courses and has been designed to meet the needs of today's working professionals. The program, which is provided by the Department of Physiological Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine focuses on general and advanced principles of toxicology, forensic toxicology and Drug Biotransformation & Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity providing a strong working background in analytical techniques, pharmacokinetics, drug elimination and toxicology and is novel in featuring modules in forensic pharmacology, doping control, postmortem toxicology, expert testimony and QA/QC procedures.

This program may be of interest to those currently working or seeking employment in the following areas:

  • Crime laboratories
  • Medical Examiners Offices
  • Police departments
  • Criminal defense and prosecution attorneys
  • Hospital and Clinical Chemistry Laboratories
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • High school science teachers

On completion of the 15-credit certificate program students will receive a University of Florida Certificate in Forensic Toxicology. This certificate program is open to appropriately qualified local, national, and international students.

Learn about the faculty for this program.

* This is a certificate program as defined by the University of Florida and is distinct from certification in forensic toxicology offered by the ABFT and FTCB.

Application Information

Certificate Application


Course #Course TitleCreditsSpringSummerFall
PHA 6425 Drug Biotransformation & Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity 3 x   x
VME 6613 Forensic Toxicology I 3 x   x
VME 6614 Forensic Toxicology II 3 x x  
VME 6602 General Toxicology 3 x   x
VME 6605 Toxic Substances 3 x x  

Course Syllabus Catalog

The general course policies and the most recent course syllabus catalog are available as a PDF for download here.

Library Access

Students taking UF Forensic Science courses will also be granted online access to UF's Health Center Libraries.