Undergraduate Major Details

Environmental Toxicology

What Can I Do With This Major?

About this major

The Environmental Toxicology major is in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

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The following are examples of locations where students in this major have completed internships in past years. If you're a student thinking about participating in an internship, this list is a great place to start your search.

Internship Sponsors
Burger Rehabilitation Systems, Inc.
Child Family Health International
CommuniCare Health Centers
District of Columbia Department of Forensic Sciences
Paul Hom Asian Clinic
Rite Aid Pharmacy
Sutter Medical Center Sacramento
UC Davis Cadenasso Lab
UC Davis Coffee House
UC Davis Internship and Career Center (ICC)
UC Davis Medical Center (UCDMC)
UC Davis Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
UCDHS Emergency Medicine Research Associate Program
UCDMC Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
UCDMC Pediatric Emergency Room
VietNamese Cancer Awareness Education & Research Society
Woodland Chiropractic Clinic

Graduating Class Demographics

The following are self-reported data from the Internship and Career Center's First Destination Survey (FDS). The FDS provides a snapshot of what students in this major do directly following graduation. In some instances, the sample size is too small to report reliable results.

Year Graduating Class Completed First Destination Survey Response Rate
2012-13 31 9 29.0%
2013-14 32 7 21.9%

Post-Graduation Endeavor

Some graduates immediately enter the workforce, whereas others pursue further education. Some have different plans entirely. The table below details what students in this major typically do following graduation.

Year Employed* Seeking Employment Attending Graduate School Other+
2012-14 50.0% 18.8% 25.0% 6.3%
2014-15 45.5% 36.4% 9.1% 9.1%
2015-17 39.1% 17.4% 34.8% 8.7%
* Employment includes having any job, not just a full-time career-related position.
+ Other endeavors typically include traveling or family obligations.


Of those students from this major who enter the workforce, the table below lists their employer and job title. This list is not exhaustive, and is just meant to provide basic guidance to upcoming graduates looking to enter the workforce. Check out this diverse list of jobs, and then use it to start your own search.

Companies Position
ARCADIS Environmental Scientist
Cardno Chemrisk Assistant Health Scientist
City of Salinas Administrative Coordinator
Delta Dental of California Quality Assurance Officer
Marrone Bio Innovations Research Scientist
Novozymes Summer intern
Sterling Healthcare Services. Scientist
University of California, Irvine Junior Specialist

Salary Summary Statistics

The table below presents the salary distribution for recent graduates who reported full-time employment in the FDS. Salaries vary widely by position type and geography. Thus, the numbers below are a rough guide to what graduates in this major can expect to make in a 'typical' entry-level position.

Year Mean Median
2012-15 $41,125 $43,000
2015-17 $48,000 $43,000