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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

You may elect to participate in a substantial public health experience abroad. Most GHS students choose to 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).

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.