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 15 credit-hour concentration in Public Health Entomology focused 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.

Employment opportunities in the public health sector include environmental and health service agencies, mosquito control districts, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Defense, the World Health Organization, and the PanAmerican Health Organization.

Students completing this certificate will be competitive for employment upon graduation, for graduate programs in related disciplines, such as Master’s programs in Public Health, Epidemiology, and Entomology, as well as professional schools.

Eligibility Requirements for Entrance:

  1. Completion of a minimum of one (1) course from Category I and/or II with a grade of “B” or better and a cumulative TAMU GPA of 2.0+
  2. Students must complete application at least 2 long semesters prior to expected graduation.
CATEGORY I3
Select one of the following:
Global Public Health Entomology
Great Diseases of the World
Pathogens, the Environment and Society
CATEGORY II6
Veterinary Entomology
Medical Entomology
CATEGORY III3
Select one of the following:
Urban Entomology
Public Health Practices
Introduction to Immunology
Fundamentals of Food Toxicology and Safety
Medical Terminology for the Health Professions
CATEGORY IV3
Disease Ecology
Total Semester Credit Hours15

To Complete the Certification, Students Must:

  • Successfully complete courses in Category I-III PRIOR to enrollment in Category IV ENTO 425 – Disease Ecology
  • Complete all courses within the certification with a minimum grade of “C”
  • Earn a cumulative 3.0+ GPA within the certificate courses
  • Complete exit survey
  • Meet the minimum qualifications for graduation as defined by Texas A&M University including a 2.0 cumulative GPA

For additional information and to discuss the scheduling of these courses upon successful completion of your entrance requirements, please contact a member of the Entomology Academic Advising Team to schedule an appointment to submit your Public Health Certificate Application.