Public health issues pose some of the greatest challenges of our time—from combating the rising heroin epidemic and modernizing our mental health system to ensuring children are immunized. Our global public health minor is a service-oriented program, created to enrich the education of students who have an interest in the humanities, as well as the arts and sciences. The minor’s interdisciplinary approach allows you to explore a wide selection of subjects such as anthropology, politics, biomedical science and psychology.
The service-learning requirement offers you the opportunity to assist underserved populations, both in the U.S. and overseas. To satisfy the four-week international component of the service requirement, students have traveled to Barbados, the Dominican Republic, India and Uganda to work with public health organizations that address issues such as HIV and maternal health. You’ll also complete a local community service learning program that will span at least two semesters at organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or the Special Olympics.