The undergraduate minor in global health studies requires a minimum of 15 s.h., including 12 s.h. in courses completed at the University of Iowa. 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. Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.

The minor is interdisciplinary, designed for students who wish to study the complex factors influencing health and disease locally and around the world.

A maximum of 6 s.h. of coursework used to satisfy another major, minor, or certificate may be applied toward the minor. 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 in global health studies requires the following coursework.

Required Courses

One of these:
GHS:2000Introduction to Global Health Studies3
GHS:3850Promoting Health Globally3
One of these:
GHS:3720Contemporary Issues in Global Health (topic must be different if taken to satisfy another requirement)3
GHS:4003Case Studies in Global Health Inequities: Challenges and Interventions3
6 s.h. from these:
GHS:1100Contraception Across Time and Cultures3
GHS:1200Disabilities and Inclusion in Writing and Film Around the World3
GHS:3030Global Health Today1
GHS:3034Doing Harm by Doing Good: The Ethics of Studying, Volunteering, and Working in Global Communities1
GHS:3035Engaging in Global Health1
GHS:3037Technology to Improve Global Health3
GHS:3060Studies in Complementary and Alternative Medicine3
GHS:3120Global Maternal and Child Health3
GHS:3230Health Experience of Immigrants, Migrants, and Refugees3
GHS:3325Global Epidemics3
GHS:3560Global Garbage and Global Health3
One of these:
Global Health Perspectives and Practices course(s) if not taken as a requirement above; see B.A. or B.S. in global health studies for approved list3
Approved global health-themed study abroad coursework (consult GHS advisor)3