Global Disease Biology
- Bachelor of Science
Global disease biology allows students to study disease and its relationship to the health of people, animals, plants and the environment in a global context. The program uses an interdisciplinary approach to advance understanding of diseases, societal and personal impacts, and the science behind discoveries, causes, evolution, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases. Students interested in the health sciences will integrate concepts from multiple disciplines to learn how to solve global disease and health challenges using innovative approaches.
Students will engage in a broad range of preparatory scientific coursework and global disease biology classes such as epidemiology and disease ecology. Core classes are interdisciplinary and focus on concepts that span the breadth of human, animal and plant diseases, providing a unifying ecological and quantitative perspective of disease. Flexibility in upper division electives allows students to explore specific areas of interest in depth. A strong research component includes a senior project designed to bridge disciplines within the major.
- Food Safety Specialist
- Genetic Counselor
- Health Policy Analyst
- Plant Pathologist
- Public Health Official
- Science Writer
- Public health
- Veterinary medicine
- Plant pathology
- Kaiser Permanente
- California Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Toxic Substances Control
- California Department of Public Health
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