The undergraduate minor in Global Health (GHS) is designed for students who have an interest in the interdisciplinary perspectives of global health but may not have the flexibility to pursue a major. 

The minor requires 15 credits and is ideal for students who wish to understand how issues surrounding global health relate to the greater impacts on society, culture, and the environment.

Curriculum Requirements

Required Courses
GHS 201Introduction to Global Health3
Select one of the following:3
People, Plagues, and Pandemics
People, Plagues Pandemics
Health and Medical Geography
Medical Anthropology
Medical Sociology
Elective Courses 19
Select up to three of the following:
HIV: Sex, Science, and Society
Medicine and Health Care in Society
Medical Anthropology
Bioarchaeology-Peopling the past
Paleopathology: Health and disease in ancient peoples
Advanced Medical Anthropology
Health and Medical Geography
Geographic Research Methods
People, Plagues Pandemics
Sustainable Food Systems
Population, Health, and Environment
Population, Sustainability, and the Media
Global Water Security Sustainability
Immigrant and Refugee Health
Climate Change and Public Health
GIS for Health and Environment
Health Economics
Sociocultural Foundations of Global Health
Hospital Ethnography
People, Plagues, and Pandemics
Topics in Global Health Studies: Social Sciences
Advanced Seminar in Global Health Studies: Social Sciences
Global Health Response to Disasters: From Management to Recovery and Reconstruction
International Migration and the Health Care System
Globalization and Health
Global Health and International Development
Global Health Policy and Ethics
Disasters, Terrorism and Global Public Health
U.S. Health Care Crisis: Politics and Policies
Social Epidemiology: Illness and Death in Society
Applied Health Policy
Violence in America
Population and Society
Sociology of Mental Health and Illness
Sociology of Drug Abuse
Aging in Society
Medical Sociology
Health Disparities in the U.S.
Relationships and Health
Health Psychology
Designing Games for Impact
Health Communication
Communication in Health Organization
Patient-Provider Communication
Health Behavior and Risk
Introduction to Public Health
Introductory Epidemiology
Human Sexuality and Vulnerable Populations
Issues in Health Disparities
Health and Environment
Global Health
Theories in Growth and Development
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Introduction to Health Policy
Introduction to Health Management and Policy
Population Health
Population Health
Total Credit Hours15
  • Courses offered as Special Topics or Independent Research may be applied toward the minor with approval by the program advisor.
  • At least 6 credit hours must be taken at the 300 level or higher.
  • Courses that are required may not be double-counted within the major as electives.

Students must earn a grade of C- or better in each course and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in all courses counting toward the minor.