The minor and B.I.S. concentration in global health provides students in other majors with a general background in the global health field in order to enhance their degree. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences designed the global health minor for students who seek a broad and flexible set of skills for understanding contemporary health challenges and thinking about how they might best be solved. Global is understood in the anthropological sense, meaning ways of understanding and addressing disease, health and well-being that can incorporate all cultures, places and time and that can integrate knowledge of health's social, historical, biological and ecological dimensions.
Nationally and internationally, the health field provides enormous and varied career opportunities, and demand is high and growing for graduates with skills. This minor supports the goals of those pursuing careers in academic research, teaching and health services. Please note, students may only apply to a minor in combination with an existing degree program. Please speak with your academic advisor to ensure this minor is applicable with your major.