Bachelor of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

Pharmacology and toxicology professionals require an understanding of the properties of chemicals and how they interact with biological systems. You’ll learn about drugs and poisons, how they act on the body, and how to develop new medicines. You’ll learn through hands-on experience in state-of-the-art facilities such as our immersive virtual learning environment, and formulation, pharmacology and analytical laboratories. This degree has a strong jobs and industry focus, providing a pathway to many new careers in pharmacology, toxicology or drug research, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and other health industries. Its focus on pharmacology will also provide you with an excellent foundation if you are considering a degree in an area such as medicine (Doctor of Medicine), pharmacy (Master of Pharmacy), dentistry (Bachelor of Dental Health Science) or medical research (Master of Medical Research). For more course information, visit Bachelor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at GU.


Pharmaceutical industry; pre-clinical.

Fee notes

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Other requirements

Students must meet all professional practice requirements. For more information, visit the Griffith University website.

Admissions Criteria

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Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Additional entry requirements

Griffith ATAR Guarantee, VET Guarantee and the Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee apply to this program. For more information visit

Assumed knowledge

This program has assumed knowledge. Refer to QTAC’s Course Search.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors




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Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

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Career opportunities

You will be prepared for work in a wide variety of public and private sector positions such as regulatory scientist, pharmaceutical sales representative, medical science liaison, research assistant, laboratory support technician, environmental scientist, or formulation chemist.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

CSP/$8500 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Gold Coast