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Global Health Studies

Certificate(s) 

Global Health Studies

Minor(s) 

Global Health Studies

The Global Health Studies Program helps prepare students for advanced work or careers in global health. It focuses on how the dynamic processes of change affect health worldwide. The program examines health issues and health care in light of themes, processes, and institutions such as technologies, cultures, politics, legal structures, histories, and economies.

As a global health studies student, you'll learn about related global health phenomena, such as infectious and chronic diseases, nutrition, changing demographics, public health and health care systems, climate change, natural disasters and their impact on health, environmental and sustainability issues, advances in medical and biomedical technologies, and the relationship between human rights and health. You also will explore international health careers.

The program is interdisciplinary and provides an institutional focus in which students and faculty from across campus can meet on the common ground of shared interests in global health.

The Global Health Studies Program offers a certificate and a minor, both of which combine well with a variety of majors and disciplines.

Global Health Studies Certificate

Review Global Health Studies in the UI General Catalog for more details about admission and course requirements.

Global Health Minor

Review Global Health Studies in the UI General Catalog for more details about admission and course requirements.

Application Process

Undergraduate certificate programs are available to students once they are enrolled in a degree program at Iowa, or after they have received a bachelor's degree. Review our Areas of Study to select a major.