Comparative Health Sciences Graduate Minor
Comparative Health Sciences is a multi-disciplinary program for students with an interest in complex contemporaneous issues that require multi-disciplinary approaches to be addressed. Faculty involved in the program have interests ranging from microbiology, ecology, immunology, nutrition, food science, bio-engineering, veterinary medicine, public health, human health, bioinformatics, mathematical modeling, microbiome, neuroscience and others.
The program encourages co-mentorship from different disciplines, but also accepts students working in traditional fields. We have a strong international component and diversity of ideas and innovation is valued. Strong student involvement and participation in the program is sought.
Training involves classes, laboratory research, outreach activities, teaching and direct participation in a seminar series. Students are supported by graduate teaching, graduate assistantships, and scholarships provided by the program. This program is individually designed to support the needs of innovative research. Graduate students are expected to be major participants in the scientific output of the program.
Minor Code: 9310
Students can declare a minor in Comparative Health Sciences when completing the Program of Study with the Graduate School.
For a master's program of study, students must complete at least 15 credits for the minor. For a Ph.D. program, students must complete at least 18 credits for the minor.
Students take graduate courses offered in the Comparative Health Sciences program having a VMB or VMC course designator. See the Student Handbook for Comparative Health Sciences for more information on courses available.
Students should add a minor professor representing Comparative Health Sciences to their graduate committee.
Minor Code: 9310