Global Public Health Minor

The minor in global public health provides an interdisciplinary focus of study that enables students to understand and promote individual and population health throughout the world. This is accomplished via a range of courses that provide relevant and rigorous intellectual learning, community and international education, and a capstone course in the senior year. This minor is suitable for students with a wide range of interests in the humanities, business, as well as the arts and the sciences, as each of these disciplines contributes to addressing the diversity and complexity of global public health issues. Students are encouraged to explore the variety of course offerings to enrich their academic experience in the minor. Each student is assigned a faculty adviser, who provides guidance in completing the required components of the minor.

Students are eligible to apply for the minor beginning first semester (fall) sophomore year. Accepted students are notified in October, and officially enroll in the minor the following spring. The minor requires a substantial level of commitment from students, so applicants should carefully consider whether they can meet the expectations of course study, community and international education and a capstone experience.

For application details, interested students should contact the Institute for Global Public Health at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine (

Program Contact: David Hill 203-582-3944 or Wendy Sewack 203-582-8864

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