Global Health, Minor

The area of global health has become a critical field of study across and within diverse disciplines because of the cross-border and cross-national implications of health-related risks for national security, commerce, transportation, and healthcare delivery itself. In collaboration with the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, the minor in global health is designed to provide undergraduate students an opportunity to explore and discuss the implications with an interdisciplinary lens. The minor is comprised of five courses: two foundation and core courses, three electives, and a global health experience to be approved by the global health minor advisor.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Required Courses

If both are taken, the additional course may count as an elective.
Complete one of the following:4
Community and Public Health
Introduction to Global Health
Introduction to Global Health

Core Courses

Complete one of the following. If additional courses are taken, they may be used as electives.4
Epidemiology of Pandemic Diseases and Health Disparities in the African Diaspora
Leadership and International Program Development
Global Perspectives on Discrimination and Health
Introduction to Epidemiology
Global Health

Elective Courses

Complete three courses from the following areas. Only two courses from any one area may count toward the minor electives. No more than two required courses in the student's major may count toward the minor electives. At least one of the minor electives must be at the 3000-level or above.12
Area 1: Community and Public Health
Comparative Healthcare Systems
Communication Skills for the Health Professions—Global
Health Education and Program Planning
Community Health, Culture, and Development in Kenya
Area 2: Biology of Health and Disease
Microbes and Society
Global Climate Change
Area 3: Society and Cultural Health/Area Studies
Moral and Social Problems in Healthcare
Healthcare and Medical Economics
Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean Studies
Ethnography of Southeast Asia
Anthropology of Africa
Culture and Politics in Modern India
Developing Leaders for Global Sustainability
The History of Medicine in North America
Area 4: Globalization and Development
International Relations
Development Economics
Global Human Rights: A Social and Economic Perspective
Human Trafficking
Introduction to Healthcare Ethics

Global Health Experience

Complete a global health experience that has been approved by the global health minor advisor.


Competency in another language other than English is recommended.

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor