A minor in global health is the ideal background for any student interested in pursuing a career in health and healthcare.  The courses will help students develop an understanding of the influences of culture, environment, and nutrition on health practices and healthcare delivery throughout the world.  Students will select from a list to complete the required 9 credits that lay the foundation for understanding and three elective courses (9 credits) that offer a personalized curriculum that builds to the student’s professional interests.

Many of the study abroad programs offered from the College of Health Sciences provide courses that fulfill these minor requirements.  Contact your department advisor for planning and advisement. Students select from the required and elective course offerings to develop an individual plan of study.


Required Courses (Select 3 courses) 9 Credits
ANTH/BHAN106 Intro to Anthropology of Health 3
ANTH303 Culture, Society, and Global Health 3
HLPR233 Introduction to Global Health 3
HLTH245 Cultural Awareness for Health & Healthcare 3
HLTH315 Global Health and Healthcare  3
WOMS/NURS414 Women and Gender in Healthcare 3


Elective Courses 9 Credits
HLPR211 Introduction to Public Health 3
HLTH241 Ethical Aspects of Healthcare 3
ANTH/BHAN302 Medical Anthropology 3
NTDT301 Cultural Perspectives on Food and Nutrition 3
ANTH/BHAN304 Culture, Health & Environment 3
ANTH/BHAN307 Nutritional Anthropology 3
SOCI413/AFRA431 Race and Health 3
NURS418 Public and Global Health 3
NTDT455 Issues in International Nutrition 3


Elective Courses may include a maximum of 6 credits of the following
courses involving experiential learning:
Credit Amount
BHAN236 Health and Physical Activity 3
BHAN322 International Community Health 3
HLTH395 Global Internship in Health Sciences 1-6
**HLTH411 Topics in Health 3
NURS120 Introduction to Population Health 3
**NURS411 Topics in Healthcare Delivery 3
**NURS412 Multicultural Topics in Healthcare Delivery 3
HLTH492 International Healthcare Practicum 3

*Approved for topics related to global health on study abroad programs. Revised as of 2022-2023 academic year.