The 18-credit global health minor is designed to increase students’ awareness of the major health problems and issues that transcend national boundaries.
Students develop an understanding of the critical global health concerns that affect health equity and health care for all people worldwide. Students examine the public health implications of globalization and learn to think critically about how specific global health challenges may be solved in culturally appropriate ways.
The minor will enhance the education of students who are planning to work in a variety of settings with a global health focus, including health care, government, education, and non-governmental organizations.
Who Should Minor in Global Health?
The minor will add value to any major, but it is particularly relevant to students majoring in applied conservation science, conflict analysis and resolution, environmental science, environmental and sustainability studies, geography, global affairs, government and international politics, health administration and policy, nursing, social work, sociology, or any of the foreign languages offered at Mason. The minor may also provide a competitive advantage for students interested in pursuing advance studies such as law, medicine, and nursing.
GCH 205: Global Health
GCH 332: Health and Disease
GCH 405: Global Health Interventions: History and Systems
GCH 406: Global Health Interventions: Emerging Issues
Two restricted electives