Global Health Studies Minor
The Global Health Studies Minor
is a fantastic way to gain hands on experience in the health field. This interdisciplinary major requires 15 semester hours with grades of C or better. There are four required courses, including an international field experience, and one elective. Other courses and courses taken abroad as approved by the College of Health Sciences International Committee may be used to fulfill requirements for these hours. Courses that count toward a student's major or other minor requirements can also count toward the Global Health Studies Minor.
KINS 4353: Global Health
KINS 2313: Introduction to Public Health
GEOG 4250: Geography of Health
HSCS 3993: Field Work Experience
Elective Courses (Choose 1):
KINS 3333: Epidemiology/Human Disease
Pre-approved international field experiences include opportunities in Belize, Honduras, Philippines & Japan, and Global Health in Tanzania or Disability and Culture in Tanzania. Other opportunities are available on a case by case basis.
Want to satisfy nearly the entire minor in one semester? Check out a program in San Jose, Costa Rica with our partner ISA. Take KINS 2313 Introduction to Public Health at Georgia College, and complete the remaining requirements in Costa Rica, in either Fall or Spring semester, by taking Conflict Resolution and Health Care, Costa Rican Healthcare and Tropical Medicine, and 1 elective course. It is recommended to also take Spanish for Health Care Professionals on the Costa Rica program, and there are service learning projects available as well. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details on how to apply.
In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, some partners now host virtual internships and programs at a reduced cost without reducing the cultural immersion experiences or academic work. As these programs crop up over time, continuous review is ongoing. Our partner, the School for International Training has incredible virtual internships in India, Kenya, and the Netherlands.
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Contact your academic adviser today to enhance your education with a Global Health Studies Minor!