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, 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 our partner's program in San Jose, Costa Rica. Take KINS 2313 Introduction to Public Health through GC and complete the remaining requirements abroad 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 and there are service learning projects available, as well.
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Contact your academic adviser today to enhance your education with a Global Health Studies Minor!
For additional questions, please contact: Liz Havey, Assistant Director of Education Abroad