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If you want pursue a career in a medical, veterinary or a graduate-level healthcare-related program, you’ll gain a competitive edge with Berry’s One Health minor—the first program of its kind offered at the undergraduate level. The One Health approach recognizes the interconnections between humans, animals, plants and the environment they share as it relates to population health. A student in the One Health minor learns to adopt a collaborative, trans-disciplinary approach to solving health-related problems, a model embraced by global health authorities, such as the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Here’s why this program will give you a competitive advantage. You'll study real-world issues related to human, animal and environmental health while learning to develop solutions by working with faculty from numerous departments, including animal science, biology, business, chemistry, sociology, communication and environmental science. The One Health minor will teach you to think outside of a single discipline and to seek expertise from numerous disciplines to solve problems. You’ll have opportunities to work as a  lab or research assistant for faculty engaged in collaborative projects with partners such as the CDC, the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases and the Global Health program at Duke University.

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