Global Health, Minor

Contact Info

Dr. Laura Poms

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The global health minor is designed to increase students’ awareness of the major health problems and issues that transcend national boundaries. 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 in a variety of settings with a global health focus, including health care, government, education, and non-governmental organizations. 

For information on required courses, visit the Mason catalog online or contact the coordinator.


The Global Health minor offers students the opportunity to explore emerging global health challenges, particularly in resource-poor countries.  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, geography, global affairs, global and environmental change, nursing, sociology, and 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.