One Health, Minor

Program Code: OHLTH_UMNR

Program Description

The minor in One Health will consist of four core courses (12 credits) and nine credits of supporting courses from a variety of disciplines. This course is open to all SCIENCE MAJORS. Students that are accepted in the minor, will consult with the coordinator such that the minor is completed in time. Substitution of supportive courses will be an option as determined by the coordinator to all the students to complete the minor on time.

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 21

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10. In addition, at least six credits of the minor must be unique from the prescribed courses required by a student's major(s).

Some courses have prerequisites which need to be completed before taking the course. 

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
VBSC 340Introduction to Human and Veterinary Public Health3
VBSC 444Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases3
VBSC 455One Health3
VBSC 456Case Studies in Global One Health3
Supporting Courses and Related Areas
Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better
Select 0-9 credits from the following:0-9
Applied Animal Welfare
Diversity and Health
Molecular Medicine
Bioethics and Medical Humanities Capstone Course
Changing Food Systems: Comparative Perspectives
Medical Entomology
Air Pollution Impacts to Terrestrial Ecosystems
Environmental Health and Safety
Food Microbiology
Conservation Biology
Ecology, Economy, and Society
Medical Microbiology
NUTR 430
Social Demography
Select 0-3 credits from the following:0-3
Principles of Animal Disease Control
Biology of Animal Parasites
Wildlife Diseases
Select 0-3 credits from the following:0-3
Bacterial Pathogenesis
Viral Pathogensis
Select 0-3 credits from the following:0-3
Principles of Toxicology
Environmental Toxicology

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university's academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee's unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.


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Bhushan Jayarao
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University Park, PA 16802