University Catalog 2024-2025

Global One Health (Minor)

The Global One Health minor is a 15-credit program exploring the interconnections between human, animal, plant, and environmental health. Students employ interdisciplinary perspectives and systems thinking to key Global One Health issues including emerging infectious diseases, challenges to sustainable food and water sources, climate change, and health disparities. The minor offers flexibility in course selection, catering to various interests and career goals in Global One Health. Through a curriculum that includes foundational courses, specialized electives, and experiential learning opportunities, students will gain critical skills and experience to address complex global challenges.

Admission to the Minor

To enroll in the program, students must have completed at least 12 hours of NC State coursework and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA. Applications for any University minor, including this program, can now be submitted through the MyPack Portal. Admission relies primarily on the student's academic performance and does not need departmental approval. Students are encouraged to declare their minor early via the "Add a Minor" option in the portal to secure seats in courses typically reserved for majors and minors of the department. Those looking to transfer a course from another institution to count towards the minor should consult the minor's advisor, Dr. Kristen Sullivan.

Completion of the Minor

All requirements for the minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her major degree program. Students apply to graduate in the minor through MyPack at the same time that they apply to graduate in their major program.


Dr. Kristen Sullivan
DH Hill Library, Room 7218

Minor Requirements

GOH 201Foundations of Global One Health3
GOH 302Global One Health Applications3

Electives - take 1 from each of the 3 groups

1. Integrated Human and Animal Health Perspectives

  • Focus: Interconnectedness of health across species and environment
  • Inclusion Criteria (courses must meet  1):
    • Courses examine the incidence and distribution of disease across populations
    • Courses analyze the impact of society on health across species and ecosystems
    • Courses include ecological dimensions of health
    • Courses address health issues that affect or connect different species

2. Sustainable Food Systems and Plant Health

  • FocusPlant pathology, sustainable farming, food safety, agriculture's impact on health and ecosystems
  • Inclusion Criteria (courses must meet ≥1):
    • Courses connect the health of plants to human/animal health
    • Courses emphasize the role of plant health in ecosystem health – including the effects of plant diseases, pests on the environment
    • Courses cover sustainable agricultural practices and food safety

3. Ecosystem Health and Climate Science

  • Focus: Relationship between climate change and ecosystem health
  • Inclusion Criteria (courses must meet ≥1):
    • Courses focus on how climate affects health outcomes across species and ecosystems
    • Courses connect health of species and environments to ecosystem function
    • Courses apply systems approaches to environmental issues
    • Courses apply methodological approaches to investigate climatic impacts on ecosystem health
    • Courses examine the impact of environmental policy on health across species and ecosystems

Electives List 

Course List
Integrated Human and Animal Health Perspectives 3  
Parasite and Disease Ecology    
Gut Microbial Ecology    
Swine Health and Biosecurity    
Disease and Society    
Culture, Ecology, and Sustainable Living    
Evolutionary Medicine    
Insects and Human Disease    
Human Dimensions of Wildlife and Fisheries    
Epidemiology and Statistics in Global Public Health    
Epidemiology and Statistics in Global Public Health    
The Fourth Horseman: Plagues that Changed the World    
Medical Microbiology    
Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases    
Tourism, Poverty, and Health    
Sociology of Medicine    
Environmental Criminology    
Disease of Farm Animals    
Human-Animal Interactions    
Sustainable Food Systems and Plant Health 3  
Introduction to Fisheries Science    
Marine Fisheries Ecology    
U.S. Agricultural Policy    
Food Policy    
Circular Approach to Manure Management    
Seeds, Biotechnology and Societies    
Crop Ecology    
General Entomology    
Introduction to Microbiological Food Safety Hazards    
Community Food Systems    
Introduction to Community Food Security    
Medicinal Plants    
Medical Ethnobotany    
The Worm's Tale: Parasites In Our Midst    
Principles of Plant Pathology    
Forest Pathology    
World Population and Food Prospects    
Ecosystem Health and Climate Science 3  
Global Conservation Ecology    
Water Resources: Global Issues in Ecology, Policy, Management, and Advocacy    
Tropical Ecology in a Changing World    
Energy and Climate    
Diversity and Environmental Justice    
Energy and Environment    
GIS and Remote Sensing for Environmental Analysis and Assessment    
Conservation Biology in Practice    
International Wildlife Management and Conservation    
Environmental Ethics    
Human Dimensions of Climate Change    
Marine Conservation Biology    
Watershed Forensics    
Climate Dynamics    
International Sustainable Resource Use    
Conservation of Biological Diversity    
Plant Ecology    
Impact of Industry on the Environment and Society    
Humans and the Environment    
Global Environmental Politics    
Soils, Environmental Quality and Global Challenges    
Poisons, People and the Environment    

* Special Topics from AEC 295 can count as an elective in Ecosystem Health and Climate Science but must be approved on an individual basis.