Global Health Minor


Global Health Studies Minor Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete a minor in Global Health Studies are expected to be able to:

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

The Global Health Studies Minor

Successful completion of the GHS minor requires 24 credits and a minimum GPA within the minor of 2.0. All courses presented for the minor must be taken for a letter grade. Normally no more than 12 transfer credits are accepted toward the minor. Global Health Studies is an interdivisional minor.  

Because this minor is interdivisional, students may complete any major to satisfy the college requirement that the major and minor be in different divisions.

Take one course from each of the four "Dimensions of Global Health"

Please see GHS major description for the list of courses in each category. At least eight of these credits need to be at the 300-level or above. Students should consult with the GHS program chair about applying GHS core courses toward the minor.

  • Science and the Environment
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Power and Economics
  • Cultures and Societies

Take a capstone course.

A capstone course is defined as any course, GHS 420-475. These courses evaluate a global health topic and synthesize it from the perspectives of each of the four dimensions. The GHS program will offer at least one designated capstone course each semester.



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