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.
VBMS 2100 Introduction to Public Health – Fall Semesters Only (3 Hours)
Lecture and discussion of historic advances in public health leading to discussion of diseases affecting the health of people in America today.
VBMS 3010 Introduction to Epidemiology – Fall Semesters Only (3 hours)
Principles of epidemiology, with emphasis on approaches for prevention/control of diseases of humans and animals. Broad applications of studies of populations will be stressed.
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)
Through volunteer service to a local organization or public health agency, students will develop an understanding of the importance for volunteers to support community public health needs. Each practicum must be developed in consultation and with approval of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine minor coordinator Dr. Kelley Steury, firstname.lastname@example.org, or the coordinator’s faculty designee.
Elective Course (3 hours)
Because of the breadth of public health many courses can serve as electives. Among them are courses in sociology, communications, economics, health administration, human sciences, kinesiology, nutrition, and statistics.
If you wish to take an elective course that is not currently on the approved list, please contact Dr. Kelley Steury (email@example.com) to request approval of the course.
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