The Certificate in Global Health will be offered as recognition of a student’s interest and accomplishments in preparing themselves for continued involvement and possibly a career in global health. The Biology track will require four semesters of course work with an optional International experience where funding is available. The focus of the certificate program is an interdisciplinary one in which the issues of food security and ecology, with reference to human health, are addressed. The undergraduate and graduate certificates require the INTH301 or INTH401, respectively, combined with three biology courses chosen from the following list:
BIOL301/401: Biotechnology Laboratory
BIOL328/428: Plant genomics and Proteomics
BIOL 342/442 Parasitology
BIOL 351/451: Principles of Ecology
BIOL 352/452 Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases
Where funding is available the students can participate in summer international experiences in Southern Africa to aid development of locally adapted crops and medicinal plants.