The undergraduate minor in global health studies requires a minimum of 15 s.h., including 12 s.h. in courses numbered 3000 or above taken at the University of Iowa. A maximum of 6 s.h. of course work used to satisfy another major, minor, or certificate may be applied toward the minor. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.
Students may earn either the minor or the certificate in global health studies, but not both. Undergraduates who earn the minor in global health studies may not earn the major in global health studies.
The minor is interdisciplinary, designed for students who wish to study health issues in a global context. Each student's plan of study for the minor is developed according to the student's interests and in consultation with a program advisor. Students may choose courses offered by the Global Health Studies Program (prefix GHS) or associated courses offered by other departments and programs (see "Associated Courses" under Courses in this section of the Catalog); they should choose course work from at least two different disciplines. Students are strongly encouraged to include one of the core courses required for the Certificate in Global Health Studies in their plan of study for the minor. The program highly recommends that students complete a period of study abroad focused on global health issues.