Minor in Global Public Health
Faculty Coordinators: Dr. Andrea Crivelli-Kovach, Professor and Director of Community and Global Public Health, and Dr. Katie DiSantis, Assistant Professor and Faculty Advisor
The minor in Global Public Health provides students with the opportunity to learn about public health principles from a global perspective. Public health issues are explored from different perspectives, including the core disciplines of public health: epidemiology/biostatistics, social and behavioral sciences, health care management and policy and environmental health. Students examine global health analytic frameworks and methods to understand and address health inequities.
Interested students should meet with their major advisers and with the Director of the Community & Global Public Health Programs, Dr. Andrea Crivelli-Kovach.. Participating students must declare their intent through the Registrar’s Office.
Requirements for the Minor
The Global Public Health minor consists of 5 courses (22-24 credits).
1. Four core courses (14-16 credits)
- PBH 110 Introduction to Public Health
- PBH 120 Global Public Health
- PBH 250 Epidemiology: The Science of Public Health
- PBH 320 Health Policy, Law and Bioethics
2. Two elective courses chosen from a variety of PBH elective options offered each semester and approved courses from Sociology, Anthropology, and Psychology including the examples below:
- AN 361 Social Change: Globalization and Culture
- PBH 381 Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies
- PBH 385 Contemporary Topics...including Public Health Approaches to Disease Prevention, and Sexual and Gender Minority Health Issues
- PY 203 Health Psychology
- SO 260 Sociology of Health Care
- SO 280 Sociology of AIDS and HIV
- SO 286 Health and Human Rights
Historical & Political Studies
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Dr. Peter Siskind, Dept. Chair