Why Should You Choose the Global Disease Biology Major at UC Davis?


  • Comprehensive scientific education and preparation for a variety of career-fields and post-secondary educational opportunities (public health, human medicine, veterinary medicine, graduate school, and so much more)
  • Personalization through upper-division restricted electives allows you to shape the major to your own interests and passions
  • Specialized senior practicum project provides an opportunity to conduct your own research under the guidance of world-renowned faculty


  • Abundance of opportunities to study abroad and become a mindful global citizen through quarters or internships abroad
  • Flexibility of the major allows students to pursue other passions through double-majoring, minoring, or emphasizing in a particular topic
  • The GDB community is supportive and the major emphasizes teamwork and collaboration especially though the One Health Model

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