Global Health Minor​

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  • Global Health Minor Boosts Your Marketability

    The Global Health Minor gives your resume a competitive edge.

    Choose a focus from one of six key areas—find the perfect focus to match your major, your career goals, or the changes you most want to see in the world.

    Explore the challenges of achieving health equity for people worldwide—while building new career directions into your job outlook.

    Choose a Focus Such as Hunger, Environmental Justice, or Reproductive Health

    Focus on one of six global health pathways:

    • Food, Nutrition, and Hunger
    • Environmental Justice
    • Law, Ethics, and Policy
    • Disaster, Conflict, and Displacement
    • Gender, Sexuality, and Reproductive Health
    • Aging

    You’ll complete 12 credits (four classes) in the pathway you select. You’ll also take Introduction to Global Health and either Medical Anthropology or Medical Sociology. See the program coordinator to check for any prerequisite classes you may need or courses you can substitute.

    Combine This Minor with a Variety of Majors Such as the BS in Public Health

    Our minor in Global Health is an excellent addition to the bachelor’s degree in Public Health. The minor fits well with any of the BS in Public Health degree’s three tracks: Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Environmental and Occupational Health, and Behavioral and Mental Health.

    Practicums, Internships, and Field School Experiences

    You can gain greater insight and awareness of the real-world impact of health issues with hands-on opportunities. An ethnographic field school, independent study, practicum, or internship may be applied to any pathway with approval from the Global Health Minor committee.

    Good Prep for Graduate School, Medical School

    This minor is an excellent choice if you wish to further your education with graduate school or with a health-related professional school such as medical school or optometry school.