Evolutionary Medicine (Certificate)

With rising need for health science-related skills and an aging population in the United States, innovations in health and medicine are in demand. Evolutionary medicine is a new and burgeoning field situated between the life and social sciences that seeks to integrate the fields of evolutionary biology, genetics, medicine, global health and public health to transform our understanding of disease and improve human health.

In this certificate program, students learn how to integrate perspectives from across fields to answer questions about health and disease in the context of human life history. They are introduced to integrated approaches within the biological and social sciences that are capable of address an emerging, anticipated public need such as reemerging infectious disease, challenges with vaccines, the expansion of chronic disease and other growing public health crises.

Degree Offered

Evolutionary Medicine (Certificate)
Liberal Arts and Sciences, The College of

Tempe, Online

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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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Financial Aid
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.

Career Outlook

Graduates who have combined the certificate in evolutionary medicine with their major program of study may become more marketable to employers. They often decide to pursue employment in evolutionary biology, genetics, medicine, global health or public health.

Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.

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