Educational Programs

Creating interdisciplinary learning opportunities is essential to educating the next generation of scientists, public servants, and thought leaders. Seminar seriesbiosecurity workshops, outbreak simulation exercises, study abroad opportunities and multidisciplinary courses are just some of the ways Global One Health engages the future champions of One Health.

Dr. Peter Hotez speaking to TAMU attendees
Dr. Peter Hotez, National School of Tropical Medicine

Global Health Next Generation Seminar Series

In Spring 2018, Texas A&M Global One Health began the Next Generation Seminar Series. The series is meant to bring students and faculty across campus together with global health professionals to explore the many ways their current and future careers can make an impact in the realms of global health and health security.




Dr. Young introduces Dr. Parker for a lecture to undergraduates about Biodefense, Biosecurity & Bioterrorism Preparedness
Dr. Colin Young introduces Dr. Parker to his Fall 2019 VIBS 111 class

One Health Courses

Current course offerings that employ a One Health approach include:

  • BIMS 110: One Health in Action (reference syllabus)
  • VIBS 111: Biodefense, Biosecurity, and Bioterrorism (pictured right; reference syllabus)
  • BIMS 489: Twenty First Century Global One Health (reference syllabus)
  • BIMS 489: Twenty First Century Biological Threats (reference syllabus)
  • INTA 689: Infectious Diseases in the Developing World: Risks, Challenges and Solutions
  • VTPB 411: One Health and Ecology in the Tropics
  • INTA 689: Bioterrorism



Summer Study Abroad: Thailand Global One Health

adult and baby elephants bathing
Photo by Olga Ozik

This hybrid study abroad course – which focuses on cultural case studies in Global One Health – explores the connections between human, environment and animal health. During the four-week study abroad component in Thailand, students explore Thai food and culture, work with elephants and other species, and restore coral reefs at a sea turtle sanctuary. They then engage in a community development project in a rural village by providing veterinary clinical care to cats, dogs, elephants, and livestock animals (as cases arise). The remaining six weeks will be completed via distance education. After completing interactive online modules, students will write about emerging issues in Global One Health and analyze the structure and crafting of scientific articles.


For more information, visit the Study Abroad page of the International Program site or follow along on Facebook.