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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2019 School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Programs of Study Minors and Certificate Programs Certificate in Evolutionary Medicine  

Certificate in Evolutionary Medicine

The certificate in evolutionary medicine is intended for students planning or already pursuing careers in medicine and allied health professions, medical research, public health, or global development. It is anticipated that students may earn the certificate as part of premed preparation in the course of an undergraduate degree, in preparation for an advanced research-oriented degree, as a supplement to a degree in public health, or as continuing education for those pursuing careers in health policy or global development.


Siobain Duffy, Foran Hall 316, 848-932-6299 (

Rob Scott, BIO 210 (

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Prerequisites for Certificate (two courses)

Complete one introductory evolution course with a grade of B or better from among any one of the following:

01:070:102 Introduction to Human Evolution (3)

11:216:110 Evolution, Disease, and Medicine (3)

11:216:251 Fundamentals of Evolution (3)

01:090:274 SAS Honors Program Seminar with a focus on evolution (3)

Complete one quantitative perspectives course with a grade of B or better from among any one of the following:

01:070:316 Quantitative Methods in Evolutionary Anthropology (3)

01:447:302 Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics (3)

11:216:428 Conversational Mathematical Modeling (3)

Another quantitative course approved by either the SAS or SEBS certificate in evolutionary medicine program codirector

Certificate Requirements (five courses, minimum of 13 credits)

Genetics or Evolutionary Anthropology: One course required (3-4 credits)

01:070:240 Introduction to Molecular Evolutionary Anthropology (3)

01:070:356 Human Variation (3)

01:447:380 Genetics (4)

01:447:384 Genetic Analysis (4)

Evolutionary Approaches to Diet or Evolutionary Physiology: One course required (3 credits)

01:070:362 Evolution of Human Diet (3)

11:216:360 Animal Physiological Ecology (3)

Genetic Variation and Evolution in Humans or Infectious Microbes: One course required (3 credits)

01:070:356 Human Variation (3)

11:216:302 Parasite Ecology (3)

11:216:405 Evolution of Infectious Disease (3)

Advanced Evolution or Evolutionary Medicine: One course required (3 credits)

01:070:328 Evolution and Cooperation (3)

01:070:348 Primate Behavioral Ecology (3)

01:070:422 Theories in Physical Anthropology (3)

01:447:356 Evolutionary Medicine (3)

01:447:486 Evolutionary Genetics (3)

11:216:486 Principles of Evolution (3)

Capstone Colloquium: (1 credit)

01:070:491 Evolutionary Medicine Capstone Colloquium (1)

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