Program Structure

Global Health Studies is an interdivisional program that promotes a multidimensional understanding of local and global health issues. It emphasizes the intersecting nature of Science and the Environment; Ethics and Social Responsibility; Power and Economics; Cultures and Society, as they health in order to help students grapple with complex, real-world health challenges in thoughtful, creative, and responsible ways.

Students majoring in Global Health Studies will be able to:

  1. Define the complex, interconnected approaches, policies, communities, and perspectives that impact the field of global health
  2. Use a variety of frameworks, methods, and approaches to define and engage with issues relevant to the field of global health
  3. Understand and articulate the interrelated relationships between geographical and cultural spaces, populations, policies, and health
  4. Understand disease causation and prevention and the relationship between health and the built and natural environments
  5. Operate with a responsible and self-reflexive awareness of power, privilege, and ethics within a multiplicity of cultural contexts
  6. Listen actively and communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences

Students minoring in Global Health Studies will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the contexts, practices, and perspectives of Global Health Studies.
  2. Recognize cultural and contextual differences and their importance in defining and addressing issues relevant to the field of Global Health.

Double majors or common undergraduate combinations among students:

  • Foreign language
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychology
  • Biology
  • Environmental Science/Studies
  • Economics