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Global Health Studies

About the Program

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Engaging with Global Health Challenges

The Program in Global Health Studies supports the interdisciplinary Global Health adjunct major and minor, and encourages student involvement in global health both in and outside of the classroom.

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Program Highlights

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Our Curricula

We provide a strong foundation from which students learn to think critically about global health challenges and practices. Students simultaneously explore core fields of global health such as infectious disease, bioethics, or mental health.

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Study Abroad

Global Health Studies students are required to study abroad in a program that offers a substantial public health experience. Credits taken while abroad can count towards the elective requirement for the Global Health Studies major or minor.

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Global Health Blog


The Global Health Portal aims to serve as a go-to hub for the various global health activities taking place across all Northwestern schools and disciplines. The Portal Blog showcases the experiences of global health students and alumni attending conferences and doing research around the world.

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News and Events


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