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.

Banner Code: GLOH

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18


Core Courses
GCH 205Global Health (Mason Core)3
GCH 332Health and Disease3
GCH 405Global Health Interventions: History and Systems3
GCH 406Global Health Interventions: Emerging Issues3
Choose one from: 1
GCH 426Global Emerging Infectious Diseases3
or GCH 450 Culture, Sexuality and the Global AIDS Epidemic
Total Credits15


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
Total Credits3