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Public Health Sciences

A minor in Public Health Sciences (PHS) provides rigorous training in the health sciences to prepare students to analyze the complex issues surrounding population health. The interdisciplinary nature of Public Health means a PHS minor pairs well with a variety of majors’ campus-wide and students will benefit from this flexibility in their elective course choices.  Students interested in affecting positive change around the world and understanding health systems will learn how to approach these issues from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Entomology

The program emphasizes the integration of basic and applied aspects of entomology in solving problems in biology, agriculture, and the environment. Students can specialize in a diversity of areas such as biological control, economic entomology, pollination biology, insect chemical ecology, insect olfaction, insect demography, insect physiology, insect toxicology, integrated pest management, ecology and evolution, forensic entomology, medical entomology, and systematics. Facilities at Davis provide resources for a wide range of studies. The Richard M.

Science and Technology Studies

The Science and Technology Studies (STS) major examines science and technology as they shape and are shaped by their social, political, economic and cultural contexts. The program draws upon faculty from a wide range of departments, including American studies, anthropology, economics, environmental science and policy, history, philosophy, political science and sociology.

Psychology

Ever wonder why that certain smell brings you back to childhood? Or why you get dizzy after a ride on the merry-go-round? Or how Mozart could compose operas before the age of 10? Find out the answers as a psychology major at UC Davis. Psychology is an interdisciplinary program that examines both the social and scientific bases of behavior; and as a premier research institution, UC Davis is home to many leading researchers in the field of psychology.

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