Global Health Minor

Global Health Requirements

Minor Requirements

Students choosing to minor in Global Health will be required to complete a total of 25 credits of coursework.

Students are required to take 15 credits of core courses. While it is recommended that students take these courses in the order listed below, it is not a requirement.

  • B HLTH 201 Introduction to Global Health (5 credits)
  • B HLTH 301 Global Health Practice: Systems, Places, and People (5 credits)
  • B HLTH 423 Global Health: Critical Perspectives (5 credits)--offered in Summer Term only

Students must also complete at least 10 credits from an approved list of electives. At least 5 credits from two of the three following categories must be completed:

  1. Core topics in global health;
  2. Populations, regions, & issues;
  3. Skills & applications.

Students can claim up to 5 credits of electives for language study or for BHLTH 400: Study Abroad: Health Studies. Credit for other study abroad programs can be proposed through the elective petition process (see a Health Studies advisor to learn more about this process).

Students who wish to take an elective that is not on the approved list of electives, but relates to one of the three categories of global health electives listed above, can file an elective petition (see a Health Studies advisor to learn more about this process).

Students may not have more than 10 credits of overlap between this minor and their chosen major.

Declaring the Minor

Interested students should review the minor requirements and declare the minor as early as possible with their major advisor. If you have questions please contact the School of Nursing and Health Studies Office by phone (425-352-5376), email (uwbnhs@uw.edu), or in person in UW1-211.

Declare the Global Health Minor:

To declare the Global Health minor, please contact your primary major academic advisor by email or in person.

Seeking an exception?

To petition for a course or study abroad experience not listed to count toward the Global Health minor, make an advising appointment through our scheduling page.