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), and a minimum of 6 credits must be taken on the Tempe campus.

Core Courses:
SSH/ASB 100 (3 credits)
Time Depth course (3 credits)
Poverty and Social Justice course (3 credits)
Culture, Society and Health course (3 credits)
1 global health elective (3 credits)

Study Abroad Requirement:
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
  • China, the Roaring Dragon: Health, Environment and Social Change
  • Guatemala Field School: Community Health and Medical Anthropology
  • India: Global Internship in AIDS Prevention Education

Global Health FAQs
Make an Advising Appointment (current students)
How to Apply to ASU
Study Abroad and Field Schools 
Get Involved
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