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 both Category I and II with a grade of B or better and a cumulative TAMU GPA of 2.0+
  2. Students must complete Eligibility Requirement 1 and submit an application before completion of 75 total credit hours.
Select one of the following:
Pathogens, the Environment and Society
Global Public Health Entomology
Great Diseases of the World
Veterinary Entomology
and Veterinary Entomology Laboratory
Medical Entomology
Select one of the following:
Urban Entomology
Medical Terminology for the Health Professions
Foundations of Public Health
Epidemiology in Public Health
Fundamentals of Food Toxicology and Safety
Introduction to Epidemiology
Introduction to Immunology
Wildlife Diseases
Disease Ecology
   or Methods in Vector-Borne Disease Ecology 
Total Semester Credit Hours15

Eligibility Requirements for Application and Entrance:

  1. Complete a minimum of one course from both Category I and Category II with a grade of B or better. 
  2. Students must complete Eligibility Requirement 1 and submit application before completion of 75 total credit hours.
  3. Must have a 2.0 overall GPA or better at Texas A&M University.

To Complete the Certification, Students Must:

  • Successfully complete courses in Category I-III PRIOR to enrollment in Category IV.
  • Complete all courses within the certification with a minimum grade of C.
  • Earn a cumulative 3.0 GPA or better in 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 submit your Certificate in Public Health Entomology  Application.