Global Health, BA
Accelerated Program

Home / Degree Programs / Global Health

The BA in global health is a transdisciplinary degree program designed 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 health 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.

The curriculum emphasizes the development of core skills in critical thinking, problem-solving and the importance of direct experience (research, study abroad, service learning and advocacy). The program cultivates capacities to deal with any complex problem with social components: how to identify the critical issues, ask the right questions and create solutions that are meaningful and effective.

Students are required to participate in an approved global health study abroad program.

Program Offered

Global Health, BA

Offered by
The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Location
Tempe, Online

Major Map

A major map outlines the degree’s requirements for graduation.

View Major Map

Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

Affording College

Scholarships
Find and apply for relevant scholarships.

Financial Aid
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.

Career Outlook

Nationally and internationally, the health field provides enormous and varied career opportunities, and demand is high and growing for graduates with specific skills. The major supports the goals of those pursuing careers in academic research, teaching and health services. Sample employment venues include:

  • departments of health
  • government agencies
  • international agencies (World Health Organization, Center for Disease Control, Global Health Council, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank)
  • nongovernmental organizations
  • private sector
  • universities

The degree program also provides a broad intellectual base for those who plan advanced specialist health training in fields such as:

  • dentistry
  • medicine
  • nursing
  • pharmacy

In Arizona and elsewhere, there is a pressing need for professionals with appropriate skills to work in cross-cultural settings or with underserved populations (such as migrants, minorities and those living in poverty), and many of these jobs are directly or indirectly related to health.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Health Educators 14.5%$53,940
Community Health Workers 18.1%$38,370
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 11.1%$69,400
Epidemiologists8.8%$69,660
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 8.1%$71,780
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 25.9%$97,870
Medical and Health Services Managers 20.5%$98,350
Legislators7.1%$25,630
Public Relations Specialists 8.8%$59,300
Social and Community Service Managers 18%$64,100

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

  • Bright Outlook
  • Green Occupation

Request for Information

Please complete and submit the form below, and a representative will contact you about enrolling at ASU

Fields marked with * are required.

I'm interested in
About me...

USA Format: xxx-xxx-xxxx

Format: mm/dd/yyyy