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One Health Track

Bachelor of Science in Public Health

The groundbreaking field of One Health – understanding how human health is deeply interconnected with animal health and environmental health – will guide the future of public health around the world. Learn to stop disease with the One Health perspective!

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If you’re interested in how climate change and shifts in human interaction with the natural world affect the health of humans everywhere, this fascinating new realm of public health practice may be the path for you. The more we learn, the more we understand that human health is deeply intertwined with the health of animals and the environment. Students who pursue the new field of study called One Health will look at human health in the context of these deep connections between people and the natural world, especially how disease transmits between animals and humans.

The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now recognizes the One Health (www.cdc.gov/onehealth) approach as the key to future global health promotion for humans and the environment, and funds research and health promotion projects based on this comprehensive perspective. To meet the health challenges of a rapidly changing world, new strategies are needed, and One Health will show the way.

Students who pursue the One Health track will learn about research and programs that understand human health in the context of animal health and environmental health. Students will build skills to evaluate and tackle public health problems collaboratively from the holistic One Health perspective, and to integrate a systems-thinking approach to program development.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Students will be able to communicate public health information in written form.; CEPH Competency 1: Public Health Communication: Students should be able to communicate public health information, in both oral and written forms and through a variety of media, to diverse audiences
  • Students will be able to communicate using a variety of media including an ePortfolio.; CEPH Competency 1: Public Health Communication: Students should be able to communicate public health information, in both oral and written forms and through a variety of media, to diverse audiences
  • Students will be able to synthesize epidemiological information.; CEPH Competency 2: Information Literacy: Students should be able to locate, use, evaluate, and synthesize information

SAMPLE COURSES

  • EPID/EHS 445/545: One Health Foundations
  • EHS 196: One Health in Action

CAREER FIELDS

  • Veterinarian
  • Epidemiologist
  • Wildlife Manager
  • Disease Researcher
  • Ecologist
  • Physician

LEVEL OF MATH

Moderate Knowledge

LEVEL OF SECOND LANGUAGE

2nd Semester Proficiency

PRE-MAJOR REQUIRED?

Yes

ADDITIONAL ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

This major has additional admission criteria. Please see here for more information.

For more information about declaring this track for your degree, contact an undergraduate advisor.

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