Minors and Certificates
The Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University offers minors and certificates to complement your degree and give you the competitive edge you need to succeed after graduation. Any student interested in pursuing a minor through the Department of Entomology should consult with their academic advisor and check the Texas A&M Academic Calendar for important dates and deadlines. The minor application will open and close on the same dates as the Change of Curriculum application. Visit the Office of the Registrar for more information about adding a minor.
The need for entomologists in both urban and public health settings are creating the need for graduates equipped with marketable skills in entomology. If you’re looking to gain a fundamental knowledge of how insects interact with the ecology and public health . The courses in this minor span across various topics in entomology and will provide you with a strong foundation of the basics of the biology and ecology of insects. This minor is open to all majors.
Public Health Entomology Certificate
Population growth and distribution predicted over future decades pose increased risks of disease outbreaks and emergence of new diseases worldwide. Scientists from many disciplines, physicians, veterinarians, health-care practitioners, public health workers and policy makers are needed to provide public health surveillance, make new discoveries and find solutions to address these risks. This certificate offers a concentration in public health entomology focuses on insects and other arthropods that serve as vectors and reservoirs of disease pathogens, and are responsible for the direct and indirect causation of disease.
Vector Biology and Vector-Borne Disease Response in Human and Animal Systems Certificate
This certificate is designed to provide a concentration of subject-matter focusing on arthropod vectors of disease pathogens of humans, livestock, wildlife and companion animals. Course concentration includes survey of vectors and vector biology, surveillance, epidemiology, emergency response, preparedness and management. This certificate is jointly achieved through courses in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and with the School of Public Health. This subject-matter concentration is designed to prepare students with competitive advantages for employment opportunities where planning, preparation and response to outbreaks of vector-borne diseases are advantageous.