Undergraduate Courses

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4 Core Courses

  • Fundamentals: GLHLTH 101
  • Ethics: PUBPOL 330/GLHLTH 210, GLHLTH 373S, GLHLTH 341, PHIL 281/GLHLTH 241, GLHLTH 345
  • Research Methods: GLHLTH 371/PSY 309
  • 1 Statistics Course (Any STA course or BIOLOGY 204/304, BME 244, ECON 208D, MATH 230 Probability, PSY 201, PSY 204L/PSY 205L, SOCIOL 333)

1 Capstone Course

  • GLHLTH 499 (All core courses and experiential learning activity must be completed before enrolling in this course)

3 Foundation Courses

(Select one course from three of the four categories)

Arts & Humanities in Global Health

  • CULANTH 424/GLHLTH 321/ICS 424 Medical Anthropology
  • GLHLTH 220S/CULANTH 218S Anthropology & Global Health
  • GLHLTH 302/ICS 295 Narratives of Living with HIV/AIDS
  • EDU 277S/ETHICS 277S/GLHLTH 277S/PUBPOL 274S/RUS 277S Medical Ethics, Aging, and End of Life Care in the US
  • GLHLTH 345 Global Health as an Ethical Enterprise
  • HISTORY 203/GLHLTH 203 History of Global Health
  • HISTORY 369/SCISOC 369 History of Public Health in America
  • GLHLTH 390 Stories and Medicine

Global Health Systems and Policy

  • GLHLTH 303 Global Health Systems
  • GLHLTH 306/PUBPOL 324 Global Health Policy
  • PUBPOL 165/SCISOC 165 Introduction to US Health Care System
  • GLHLTH 570/PUBPOL 643 Global Health Policy and Policy Making
  • GLHLTH 383A Global Health in Context: Sri Lanka

Natural Science in Global Health

  • EVANTH 285D/GLHLTH 304D Human Health in Evolutionary Perspective
  • BIOLOGY 153/ENV 153/GLHTH 153 Climate, Coffee, and Coronavirus: Why Ecology Matters to Human Health
  • BIOLOGY 154/ICS 103/GLHLTH 154 AIDS & Other Emerging Diseases
  • BIOLOGY 209D Ecology for a Crowded Planet
  • BIOLOGY 209-1 - The Ecology of Human Health

Social Sciences in Global Health

  • GLHLTH 212/SOCIOL 212 Gender and Global Health
  • GLHLTH 215/GSF 220 Global Reproductive Health
  • GLHLTH 305 Global Health: Social Determinants
  • SOCIOL 361/GLHLTH 340 Social Determinants of US Health Disparities
  • GLHLTH 363/PSY 323S/CULANTH 323S Fundamentals of Global Mental Health
  • PUBPOL 524s Social Determinants of Health Disparities

3 Electives

An elective is defined as:

  • Any course at the 200 level or above with a GLHLTH prefix or GLHLTH cross-listing
  • A global health independent study (GLHLTH 391, 392*, 393, 395 or 396)
    *GLHLTH 392 is graded S/U. There are limits on the total number of courses an undergraduate students can use to count toward their degree in this grading category. Please see the undergraduate bulletin for further information.  
  • A preapproved elective or foundation course

Please note:

  • Courses fulfilling the Core requirements may not be counted as electives.
  • Only one research independent study may be counted as an elective, if approved by the DUS.
  • Courses may NOT double-count within the major.
  • Preapproved study abroad courses may count as electives. Students can view GLHLTH and GLHLTH cross-listed courses here.
  • Both majors and minors are eligible for the same elective courses 

To petition a course not listed on the Major Worksheet for elective credit, please complete the request here. Courses must be approved prior to being taken.

  • AAAS 261D/ SCISOC 258D/GLHLTH 258D/CULANTH 261D/BIO261D/RIGHTS 261D Race, Genomics and Society 
  • AAAS 312/PUBPOL 333/CULANTH 312 War and Public Health in Africa
  • AAAS 343/CULANTH 342/LATAMER 343/SOC 343 Migration and Human Trafficking 
  • AMES 409S/ICS 404S/VMS 238S/AMI 215S Discourse of Disease  
  • BIOLOGY 212L General Microbiology  
  • BIOLOGY 262/ENVIRON 274 People, Plants and Pollution  
  • BIOLOGY 263 Biological Responses to Climate Change 
  • BIOLOGY 421/NEUROSCI 421S/PSY 477S Biology of Nervous System Diseases  
  • BIOLOGY 452S Genes and Development  
  • BME 230L/GLHLTH 230L Global Women’s Health Technologies 
  • BME 462L Design for the Developing World 
  • CEE 315 Engineering Sustainable Design and the Global Community
  • COMPSCI 260 Introduction to Computational Genomics  
  • CULANTH 216s/Ethics 262s Global Migration and Ethics 
  • CULANTH 271/ICS 203/GSF 217 Gender and Culture  
  • CULANTH 309S/GLHLTH 320S Food and the Body  
  • CULANTH 341 Life and Death: Global Perspectives  
  • CULANTH 395AS/GLHLTH 383AS/POLSCI 214AS Environment, Health and Development in China  
  • ECON 334/PUBPOL 331 Health Economics
  • ECON 335/GLHLTH 335 Economics of Global Health
  • ENVIRON 360 Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology  
  • ENVIRON 501 Environmental Toxicology  
  • ENVIRON 537 Environmental Health  
  • ENVIRON 538/GLHLTH 538/PUBPOL 582 Global Environmental Health: Economics and Policy  
  • EVANTH 385D/GLHLTH315D Primate Disease Ecology and Global Health
  • GLHLTH 220S/CULANTH 218S Anthropology and Global Health 
  • GLHLTH 310S/ETHICS 250S Governance and Healthcare 
  • GLHLTH 325S Global Displacement: Voix Francophones  
  • GSF 275/GLHLTH 225/ENVIRON 209 Food, Farming and Feminism 
  • GSF 369s/ICS 208 Transnational Feminism  
  • GSF 401/LIT 430/PUBPOL 315 Gender and the Law  
  • HISTORY 239/AMES 142/GLHLTH 142 History of Chinese Medicine
  • HISTORY 265 Madness and Society in Historical Perspective 
  • HISTORY 345/Pubpol 278/ICS 340 North American Environmental History
  • HISTORY 370 Twentieth-Century American Medicine 
  • HISTORY 371/SCISOC 371 Feast and Famine: Food in Global History 
  • HISTORY 548S/GLHLTH 548S Global History of Medicine  
  • I&E 263S/GLHLTH 273S Entrepreneurial Problem Solving in Global Health 
  • IMMUNOL 544/ BIOLOGY 515 Principles of Immunology  
  • MGM 552 Virology 
  • NEUROSCI 380L/PSY 375 Functional Anatomy of the Human Brain  
  • PHARM 360/PSY 274/NEUROSCI 360 Drugs, Brain and Behavior 
  • PSY 206 Alcohol: Brain, Individual, and Society 
  • PSY 207 Child Clinical Psychology  
  • PSY 220 The Psychology of Gender  
  • PSY 211/GLHLTH 261/ICS 211 Psychology of Health Behavior Change  
  • PSY 273/NEUROSCI 363 Behavior and Neurochemistry  
  • PSY 276/NEUROSCI 211D Brain and Behavior 
  • PSY 277/NEUROSCI 277 Looking Inside the Disordered Brain  
  • PSY 306 Research Methods Clinical Psychology 
  • PSY 316S/GSF 235S Clinical Considerations with the LGBTQ+ Community
  • PSY 410S Community-Based Interventions  
  • PUBPOL 580S/GLHLTH 533S/ENVIRON 543S/ICS 580S Water, Cooperation and Conflict  
  • PUBPOL 642S/GLHLTH 642S Designing Innovation for Global Health: From Philanthropy to People  
  • SOCIOL 250 Medical Sociology 
  • SOCIOL 255 Sociology of Immigration and Health 
  • SOCIOL 257S Sociology of Mental Health   
  • SOCIOL 263 Aging and Health  
  • SPANISH 306/LSGS 306/GLHLTH 326 Health, Culture and the Latino Community