To earn a minor in Global Health Studies, students must:
- Complete seven courses, including four core courses and three elective courses.
- Study abroad on a public health-focused program. Two of the elective courses can be completed on a public health study abroad program.
Two GBL_HLTH core courses
- GBL_HLTH 301 Introduction to International Public Health
- One of the following:
- GBL_HLTH 302 Global Bioethics
- GBL_HLTH 320 Qualitative Research Methods
- GBL_HLTH 390 Methods in Anthropology/Global Health
- GBL_HLTH 390 Community Based Participatory Research
Two additional GBL_HLTH courses
- Select courses listed on our Course Descriptions page.
Three elective courses
- Up to two elective courses are taken abroad.
- Approved elective courses offered by a wide variety of departments are also listed on our Course Descriptions page.
- Additional 300-level courses may also be considered as electives with approval from the Global Health Studies program.
- Please note that double-counting classes within Weinberg is not permitted.
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.Back to top