Undergraduates at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, have options for both a Public Health - Global Health Major and a Global Health Minor. The Public Health - Global Health Major is administered in the School of Public Health Dean's Office, and the Global Health Minor is administered in the Department of Global Health. For more information about these options, see below and links to the right.
Public Health - Global Health Major
Public Health - Global Health is a school-wide liberal arts major, leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science, which uses public health questions, concepts, and tools to teach critical thinking skills. Students learn to ask questions, challenge assumptions, and explore answers to promote the health and well-being of communities, locally, nationally, and globally. The major provides undergraduates with competencies in Assessment & Measurement, Communication, Environment, Ethics & Social Justice, Natural Science, Population Health, Policy & Politics, and Social Science with particular emphasis on collaboration and critical thinking across these domains. Students with a specific interest in global health can choose the global health option, which will allow them to target their upper-division courses to global health content.
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Global Health Minor
The Global Health Minor provides students with a transdisciplinary introduction to the key concepts, debates, challenges, and opportunities in the field of global health. We provide a broad-based curriculum, an intellectually engaged support staff, and an ongoing commitment to identifying great classes, lectures, and opportunities for all students, whatever their major field of study. Students participating in the minor will be able to understand and discuss the determinants of global health and global responses to health problems, including health systems. By becoming knowledgeable in these core areas, students will also be able to engage actively in efforts to improve health as global citizens.
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