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.
Undergraduate Research Courses
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 Amelia Pendleton in the Office of Research and Graduate Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org or 334-844-3700.
Please reference the forms below to learn more about each course, and to download the course project outlines:
- VBMS 4980-1009 Undergraduate Research Courses (PDF)
- VBMS-4980 Project Outline (PDF)
- VBMS 4987-1009 Undergraduate Honors Research (PDF)
- VBMS-4987 Project Outline (PDF)
- VBMS 4997-1009 Undergraduate Honors Thesis (PDF)
- VBMS-4997 Project Outline (PDF)
Public Health Minor
The undergraduate public health minor is organized on a nationally recognized curriculum consisting of:
- three required courses
- a relevant elective
- a service learning experience
The undergraduate minor in public health is administered by the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. If you have any questions, please contact Amelia Pendleton (email@example.com or 334-844-3700).
Curriculum Guide for Undergraduate Public Health Minor
The three required courses, which can be taken in any order, are offered during Spring and Fall semesters. For details please view our Public health brochure (PDF).
VBMS 2100 Introduction to Public Health – Fall Semesters Only (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.
VBMS 3010 Introduction to Epidemiology – Fall Semesters Only (3 hours)
Introduction to epidemiology, the study of the spread of disease in populations, as a problem-solving skill using narrative and numbers.
VBMS 4830 Global and Comparative Health Systems – Spring Semesters Only (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.
VBMS 4910 Observing Needs in Public Health – Spring Semesters Only (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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or the coordinator’s faculty designee.
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 – email@example.com
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