Global Health Minor

For information, contact the Department of Anthropology, 120 Upham Hall, 513-529-8399.

This transdisciplinary minor is for students interested in better understanding the complexities of global health and developing the necessary collaboration and research skills to work towards addressing global health problems, and is designed to complement a variety of student majors. Courses are designed to be taken in sequence. The minor can be completed in two years, including the required immersion experience.

Program Requirements

(18 semester hours)

GHS 101Introduction to Global Health3
GHS 301Seminar in Global Health 31
Select one of the following:3-4
Data and Decisions in Global Health
Research and Evaluation Methods
Research and Evaluation Methods
A required preparatory course for the Immersion Experience 13-4
GHS 401Global Health Immersion Experience2
Select one of the capstone options of the following:4
Capstone Option 1:
Developing Solutions in Global Health
Global Health Leadership
Capstone Option 2:
Independent Studies 2
Total Credit Hours16-18

Approved by GH Advisor & completed prior to immersion experience so that students are better prepared for that experience. For the preparatory course, students should identify courses on campus that offer the skills and/or background knowledge needed so that they can best appreciate and take advantage of opportunities during the off-campus immersion experience. For example, a preparatory course could be a language course, a regional history or political science course, a course in urban development, water technologies, or community development depending on the objectives and focus of the immersion experience.


This is a thesis opportunity to conduct original global health research in collaboration with a Global Health faculty member. Minimum 4 credit hours total, may be taken over multiple semesters


 Additional GHS hours to total 18.