For students who started the program prior to March 2018 (BSPH in Environmental Health Science), please consult this curriculum page.
This degree prepares students to begin a career in Global Health; to apply to advanced degree programs in public health and related fields; or to prepare for global/international professions. Our program and courses prepare students with a broad, contemporary foundation of knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to global health. This includes attention to public health across low, middle and high income countries as well as the social, economic, political, and organizational conditions that comprise the environmental backdrop for health and well-being. We place particular emphasis on the most urgent and important global health challenges of our time, including climate change, environmental injustices, infectious diseases, socioeconomic inequalities and associated health disparities, increased nationalism, systemic racism, and more, many of which are due to successes in science and technology that have accelerated globalization and demographic shifts.
The following degree requirements are required of all students majoring in Global Health that are admitted to the Fairbanks School of Public Health (FSPH) beginning with fall 2021. Students who are returning to the FSPH and have not enrolled in classes for 2 major (fall or spring) semesters will be required to follow the current degree requirements.
Some courses in the major are not offered each semester. Students should contact the FSPH Office of Student Services (317-278-0753) for advising information, course rotation, and to ensure that they will meet graduation requirements.
Students enrolled in this major are eligible for special scholarship and internship opportunities. For more information, contact your academic advisor in the Department of Global Health.
Take 15 courses for a total of 51 credits
Core Communication Take 3 courses for a total of 9 credits
ENG-W 131 Reading, Writing and Inquiry (3 credits)
PBHL-E 330 Evidence-based Writing in Public Health (3 credits)
COMM-R 110 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 credits)
Cultural Understanding Take 4 courses for a total of 12 credits
PBHL-A 120 Culture, Health and Happiness (3 credits)