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Adjunct Major Requirements

The adjunct major in Global Health Studies must be accompanied by a primary, stand-alone major.

To earn an adjunct major in Global Health Studies, students must:

Course requirements

Four GBL_HLTH core courses
Three additional GBL_HLTH courses
Four elective courses

Study abroad requirement

You must participate in a substantial public health experience abroad. Most students complete one of Northwestern's public health programs, offered in China, France, Mexico, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, and South Africa. Two of your Global Health Studies elective requirements can be completed on a public health study abroad program. Students who elect to study abroad more than once may earn more elective credits.

You may also participate in a non-Northwestern public health program (either affiliated with the university or not). Click here for more information on these options.

Senior Honors Theses

At this time, there is not an opportunity for adjunct majors to complete a senior honors thesis within Global Health Studies. Interested students should pursue a senior honors thesis within their other major. 

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