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Program Requirements

Requirements for the Global Public Health minor:

The minor in Global Public Health Studies will require a minimum of 5.0 course credits, divided among required courses and electives.

Required (3.0 course credits)

  • GPHS101: Introduction to Public Health (1.0)
  • GPHS105: Introduction to Epidemiology (1.0)
  • Experiential Component (1.0)
    The experiential component requires students to gain hands-on experience in some aspect of Global Public Health, via an internship, research project, or relevant study abroad experience. The following will meet this requirement:
    • GPHS410: Internship in Global Public Health
    • GPHS420: Independent Study in Global Public Health
    • Approved study abroad course
    Approval from the program coordinator must be obtained prior to beginning the experience. The requirement can be met through a combination of experiences, which total at least 1.0 course credit. Substitutions of internships or research projects from other departments can occur with the approval from the program coordinator.

Electives (2.0 course credits)

Students need to complete 2.0 course credits from the following list, with courses coming from different departments. At least one elective course needs to be at the 200 level or above. Special Topics courses, or other courses relevant to Global Public Health, can be used to satisfy the elective requirement with permission of the program coordinator. (Note: Many of these courses have pre-requisites, so be sure to check the college catalog for planning purposes.)

  • ANTH 270: Medical Anthropology (1.0)
  • BIOC 201: Principles of Nutrition (1.0)
  • BIOL 302: Microbiology (1.0)
  • BIOL 320: Parasitology (1.0)
  • EDST 260: Food, Ethics, and Education (1.0)
  • ESTS 103: Introduction to Environmental Science (1.0)
  • EXSC 180: Personal and Community Health (1.0)
  • EXSC 225: Exercise Physiology I (1.0)
  • EXSC 423: Exercise Physiology II (1.0)
  • PHIL 218: Peace with Justice (1.0)
  • PHIL 310: Environmental Ethics (1.0)
  • PSYC 239: Health Psychology (1.0)
  • SOCI 327: Sociology of Medicine (1.0)
  • SPAN 230: Spanish for the Health Professions (0.5)
  • SPAN 336: Special Topics in Hispanophone History and Culture (1.0, taught in English) (when the topic is related to Global Public Health)
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