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Discover the global health minor to address today’s health in a social, historical, biological and ecological dimension.
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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.
A student wishing to pursue a specific minor should consult an academic advisor in the unit offering that minor to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. The student should also consult an academic advisor in the college or department of the major to make sure the college or department of the major allows the recognition of the minor.
Note: Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate either by the college or department of the major or minor. Courses taken as part of a minor may not count toward both the major degree and the minor. Please contact the department for more information.