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Understanding the complexities of population health, for positive societal impact.

The daily news is replete with public health concerns, from the threat of global pandemic disease and malnutrition to the American health care crisis, obesity and environmental health challenges. Effective solutions depend on a thorough understanding of complex phenomena at the level of local communities and on the global stage. This includes the impact of war and civil unrest, immigration patterns, cultural practices, environmental degradation and access to preventative programs and treatments.

Students of global health connect these complexities using an array of analytical framework and interdisciplinary approach, cultivating the skills and resolve to make a tangible difference. Through an individually designed curriculum, civic engagement, internships, independent research and a capstone senior thesis project, students become skilled at critical and quantitative reasoning, integrative learning, and effective public health communication through speaking and writing.

Sample Courses

  • Introduction to Global Health
  • Privilege, Power and Diversity
  • Practicum Experience in Global Health
  • Public Health in Africa
  • Biostatistics
  • Anthropology of Development
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Equality and Justice
  • International Politics

Career Options

  • Graduate Programs in Health Care and Policy
  • Social Work
  • Consulting Firms
  • Community Clinics
  • Health Systems Corporations
  • Professional Associations
  • Government Agencies
  • Research Institutions
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Development
  • Health Care 

Become the critical link between global health and the solutions required.

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