Minor or B.I.S. Concentration in Global Health

Global health is an interdisciplinary approach designed for students who seek a broad and flexible set of skills for understanding contemporary health challenges and thinking about how they might best be solved.

The minor and B.I.S. concentration in global health gives students in other majors a basic background in the field of global health in order to broaden and enhance their degree. Additionally, both the minor and the B.I.S. concentration enable students to take advantage of the vast opportunities and unique experiences in our school. Please see our Global Health FAQs for more information.


Minor/B.I.S. Concentration in Global Health Curriculum

  • 18 credits
  • A minimum of 12 credits must be upper division (300 or 400 level).

Introductory course:
ASB 100/SSH 100: Introduction to Global Health (3 credits), SB, G

Three upper-division global health core courses (9 credits) chosen from:

  • ASB 300: Food and Culture (3 credits), L or SB, C
  • ASB 327: Disaster! (3 credits), L or SB, C
  • ASB 355: Traditional Medicine and Healing (3 credits), HU or SB
  • ASB 370: Production, People, and Environments (3 credits), L or SB
  • ASB 410: Poverty, Social Justice and Global Health (3 credits), L or SB, G
  • ASB 462: Medical Anthropology: Culture and Health (3 credits), SB, C
  • ASM 345: Disease and Human Evolution (3 credits)
  • ASM 401: Health and the Human Biology (3-4 credits)
  • ASM 414: Urban and Environmental Health (3 credits), SB
  • SSH 301: Global History of Health (3 credits), SB, G, H

Study Abroad Experience:
SSH 403: Cross-Cultural Studies in Global Health (6 credits), L or SB, G

Students must attend one of the following School of Human Evolution and Social Change study abroad programs for a minimum of 6 credits. Please note the importance of planning and financing your program. Please read our FAQs for more information on the Study Abroad Requirement.

  • New Zealand and Fiji: Adventures in Culture, Health and the Environment
  • Australia and Fiji: Dimensions of Sustainability
  • London, the World in One City: Adventures in History, Health and Culture
  • Guatemala Field School: Community Health and Medical Anthropology
  • India: Global Internship in AIDS Prevention Education
  • France: Food and Culture

For additional core course options students may refer to the global health course lists found here.

Students in the ASU Online minor choose three upper-division global health core courses (9 credits) from:

  • ASB 300 Food and Culture (3 credits), L or SB, C
  • ASB 327 Disaster! (3 credits), L or SB, C
  • ASB 410 Poverty, Social Justice and Global Health (3 credits), L or SB, G
  • ASB 462 Medical Anthropology: Culture and Health (3 credits), SB and C
  • ASM 345 Disease and Human Evolution (3 credits)
  • ASM 414 Urban and Environmental Health (3 credits), SB

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