The Office of Research and Graduate Studies at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine provides opportunities for undergraduate juniors and seniors to conduct research under the mentorship of our distinguished research faculty, as well as to obtain a minor in public health.
The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine offers three graded, variable credit courses through which undergraduate students who have attained junior or senior status and are in good academic standing may conduct mentored research in the veterinary biomedical sciences.
Questions pertaining to these VBMS courses (4980, 4887, 4997) should be directed to the Office of Research and Graduate Studies (334-844-3700).
Please reference the forms below to learn more about each course, and to download the course project outlines:
The undergraduate public health minor is organized on a nationally recognized curriculum consisting of:
- three required courses
- a relevant elective
- a service learning experience
Curriculum Guide for Undergraduate Public Health Minor
The three required courses, which can be taken in any order, are offered during Summer semesters. For details please view our Public health brochure.
VBMS 2100Introduction to Public Health (3 Hours)
Introduction to public health through the research activities of 13-16 Auburn faculty members. Read a paper prior to class, listen as a professor explains the field in the first meeting, and discuss the paper and its implications in a second meeting.
Summer Semester, TU & TH 9 – 11 am, College of Veterinary Medicine campus
VBMS 3010 Introduction to Epidemiology (3 hours)
Introduction to epidemiology, the study of the spread of disease in populations, as a problem-solving skill using narrative and numbers.
Summer Semester, 1-3 PM 120 Greene Hall, College of Veterinary Medicine campus
VBMS 4830 Global and Comparative Health Systems (3 hours)
Learn about the complexities of healthcare delivery through an Oxford tutorial of readings and discussion. Topics include insurance, managed care, the uninsured, and other means of providing healthcare.
Summer Semester, 3-5 PM 120 Greene Hall, College of Veterinary Medicine campus
VBMS 4910 Observing Needs in Public Health (3 hours)
Participate in a semester-long experience in development or administration of a public health program on campus, in the community, or beyond. Each practicum must be developed in consultation and with approval of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine minor coordinator Dr. James Wright, email@example.com, or the coordinator’s faculty designee.
The undergraduate minor in public health is administered by the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Contact Amelia Pendleton with your intent to enroll.
Elective Course (3 hours)
Because of the breadth of public health many courses can serve as electives. Among them are courses in sociology, history, health administration, microbiology, virology, entomology, and kinesiology. Readings courses may also be arranged with faculty in a host of relevant disciplines.
Electives must be approved by College of Veterinary Medicine minor coordinator, Dr. James Wright – firstname.lastname@example.org