The global health minor requires 18 credits of coursework and is designed to increase students’ awareness of the major health problems and issues that transcend national boundaries. Students develop an understanding of the critical global health concerns that affect health equity and health care for all people worldwide. Students examine the public health implications of globalization and learn to think critically about how specific global health challenges may be solved in culturally appropriate ways. The minor will enhance the education of students who are planning to work in a variety of settings with a global health focus, including health care, government, education, and non-governmental organizations.
Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students must complete all coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.
Total credits: 18
|GCH 205||Global Health (Mason Core)||3|
|GCH 332||Health and Disease||3|
|GCH 405||Global Health Interventions: History and Systems||3|
|GCH 406||Global Health Interventions: Emerging Issues||3|
|Choose one from: 1|
|GCH 426||Global Emerging Infectious Diseases||3|
|or GCH 450||Culture, Sexuality and the Global AIDS Epidemic|
GCH 426 is offered only in the fall. GCH 450 is offered only in the spring.
|Choose one from:||3|
|Fundamentals of Epidemiology|
|Study Abroad in Public Health|
|Special Topics in Global and Community Health 1|
Other GCH elective course approved by the global health minor advisor
GCH 494 must be approved by the global health minor advisor