Online Bachelor of Science in Global Health
From measles and Ebola to cancer and mental illness, diseases affect every nation around the globe. If you’re interested in delving deeper into world health issues from an analytical and quantitative perspective, Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Science in global health is an ideal fit. You’ll gain the skills necessary to develop evidence-based, context-informed solutions for modern health challenges.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What is global health studies?
Global health studies encompasses the sociocultural and evolutionary roots of disease and its effects on the world’s population. Beyond medical treatment, global health studies focuses on creating effective, sustainable and culturally-appropriate approaches to prevent, assess and mitigate disease.
In this program, you’ll use analytical measures to formulate research questions and examine drivers of health inequities. You’ll also consider the contexts that influence morbidity and disease trends, including ecological, political, cultural, institutional, historical, evolutionary, social and technological factors.
What’s the difference between a BA and BS in global health?
In both the BS in global health and BA in global health programs, you’ll gain an understanding of the global burden of disease and the social and environmental determinants of health. When you choose the BA in global health, you also learn about building community partnerships to tackle health challenges.
The BS in global health is unique because you’ll focus on developing quantitative abilities, preparing you for research and scientific contribution to preventing disease. Upon graduation, your quantitative toolkit will consist of a variety of skills, such as:
Online global health studies courses
Coursework in this program is designed to build your understanding of the global health competencies. You’ll explore a variety of topics, such as how ethnic-based discrimination and privilege contribute to health disparities and how evolutionary medicine is used to understand the modern disease landscape. You’ll also learn about the interconnectedness of human health and the health of animals, plants and our shared environment. Courses may include:
ASB 100: Introduction to Global Health (SB & G)
SSH 403: Cross-Cultural Studies in Global Health ((L or SB) & G)
ASB 230: Beginning Social Research (SB)
ASB 250: Introduction to Evolution and Medicine (SB & G)
HCR 220: Introduction to Health Professions and the U.S. Health Care System (H)
ASM 294: Bones, Bodies, and Bioarchaeology
ASB 102: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (SB & G)
STP 226: Elements of Statistics (CS)
Jobs in global health
When you complete this program, you can pursue career paths in research, health programming, teaching and policy. Roles you’ll be prepared for include technical advisor, program manager, policy analyst, research associate, data analyst and more. Other potential career opportunities include, but aren’t limited to:
How to apply
You are considered a first-year student for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
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