Global Health (Minor)

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Improved health conditions for all people requires your passion and understanding. Enhance your major with the innovative and practical anthropology-based skills gained through this minor, and be prepared to help solve global health challenges.

The minor in global health is a transdisciplinary 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.

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Global Health (Minor)

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Program requirements

The minor in global health is comprised of 18 credit hours, at least 12 of which must be upper division. A minimum grade of "C" (2.00 on a scale of 4.00) is required for courses used toward the minor. This minor is also available in an online format to complement the studies of ASU Online students.
Required Core Course -- 3 credit hours
Upper-Division Core Electives (choose three) -- 9 credit hours
Study Abroad Experience -- 6 credit hours
SSH 403: Cross-Cultural Studies in Global Health ((L or SB) & G) or students choose another approved global health study abroad experience (summer session, six credits minimum) (6)
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment requirements

GPA Requirement: None

Incompatible Majors: BS in global health

Other Enrollment Requirements:

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.

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