Although graduate level programs dedicated to the One Health approach are increasing available, until now there has not been a similar investment in such training at the undergraduate level. We at Berry College are therefore proud to announce that in November of 2013 Berry became the first college in the United States to approve a One Health specific curriculum at the undergraduate level. This program of study, which results in the student earning a minor in One Health, truly reflects the interdisciplinary nature inherent to the One Health concept. This curriculum is uniquely possible at Berry principally due to two reasons. First is the faculty, many of whom who have been involved in One Health related research, and teaching related courses, even prior to the acknowledgment of One Health as a specific discipline. Second, the facilities and academic climate at Berry are uniquely suited for such a program. At 27,000 acres Berry College can boast the largest campus in the world. Its vast tracts of land, the wildlife preserve, and livestock facilities provide a unique opportunity to study those ecological factors potentially linked to population health, including zoonotic disease transmission.  Such studies are facilitated by the student work program, for which Berry is well known. This provides the opportunity for students to be paid while working directly with faculty on One Health related research projects.  We feel these factors place Berry in a unique position to offer a One Health minor to its students at this time.

A minimum of 18 credit hours unique to the minor must be completed from the following courses:

Required Courses

Course                                          (Credit hours)

OHS 200   Concepts in One Health          (3)
OHS 300   Case Studies in One Health    (3)
OHS 490   OHS Seminar                          (1)

One of Three OHS Focused Topic Courses Below:

OHS 480    Advanced Topics in One Health    (2 - 6 hours)
OHS 496    Academic Internship       (2 - 6 hours)
OHS 498    Directed Studies             (2 - 6 hours)

A student cannot use both OHS496 and OHS498 to satisfy the 18+ hours required for the One Health minor. 

Pending approval by the One Health committee, hours from OHS480 can be applied to the elective requirement once either OHS 496 or 498 has been completed.

Elective Courses

Sufficient credit hours chosen from the courses listed below to complete the 18+ hour requirement.  Must include courses from at least two different academic departments.  The student is reminded that prerequisites or consent of instructor may be required for these courses.


  • BIO 301 Microbiology*    (4)
  • BIO 305  Ecology    (4)
  • BIO 307  Entomology   (4)
  • BIO 335  Parasitology   (4)
  • BIO 334  Wildlife Diseases  (3)
  • BIO 353  Epidemiology   (3)
  • BIO 352  Immunology     (4)

Animal Science

  • ANS 302  Veterinary Microbiology*   (4)
  • ANS421    Animal Health and Disease   (4)


  • CHM 315   Analytical Chemistry   (4)
  • CMH375I   Medicinal Chemistry   (3)

Environmental Science

  • EVS405   Environmental Methods   (4)


  • MAT 303   Linear Algebra   (3)
  • MAT 304   Differential Equations   (3)
  • MAT 311   Probability and Statistics    (3)


  • ECO 370   Environmental Economics   (3)
  • ECO 380   Health Economics   (3)


  • GEO 320  Environmental Geology   (4)
  • GEO 420  Hydrology   (4)

Only one of the microbiology courses may be counted toward the minor