Majoring in Nutritional Sciences: Toxicology

Undergraduates who wish to pursue studies in toxicology will be admitted to the specialization in Nutritional Sciences-Toxicology in the department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology. The "major" has been reformulated as a "specialization" to foster a unifying theme in NST education under an umbrella of metabolic biology, while continuing to allow for distinct interests (specializations). Required courses for graduating with a specialization in molecular toxicology will remain the same as the major, but broader elective options will be encouraged. Diplomas and transcripts of NST undergraduates will denote the specialization undertaken: e.g. Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology: specialization in Toxicology.


Undergraduate Advisor: Nicole Lowy
(510) 642-2879
260 Mulford Hall
University of California 
Berkeley, CA 94720


Dietetics Program Director: Mikelle McCoin, MPH, RD
(510) 642-2790
223 Morgan Hall #3104
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 642-2790

Nutritional Sciences Peer Advisors

Kristin Cheng


Hailey Zhou

Jennifer Chang

(Physiology &



For more information about CNR Peer Advising, visit the PAL Page.