Academic Bulletin 2023-2024 
    
    May 30, 2024  
Academic Bulletin 2023-2024

Global Health Studies Minor


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Faculty: Dawson, A. Finaret, Humphreys, Peterson, Pinnow, Runestad, Shaw, Silva, Waggett

The Global Health Studies minor is a program in the Interdisciplinary Studies Area of Study. Global Health Studies minors may complete any major to satisfy the college requirement that the major and minor be in different areas of study.

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

The Global Health Studies minor consists of 24 credits. At graduation, Global Health minors must have a GPA of at least 2.0 in the minor. The calculation is based on the grades of all courses presented for the minor. 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; exceptions must be approved by the department chair.

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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