Certificate Courses

The certificate requires successful completion of two required and two elective courses in global health as well as the completion of a capstone experience or project that must represent work completed independent of a class. 


Required Courses

Topics, Concepts and Issues in Global Health (select one course):

  • Global Health and Society (Geography 02) 
  • Anthropology of International Health (Anthropology 55)
  • Anthropology of Health and Illness (Anthropology 17)
  • Bioengineering for Global Health Challenges (Engineering 16)
  • Introduction to Public Health (Sociology 37)
  • Global Health Systems (Sociology 68)
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases: How Microbes Rule the World (Biological Sciences 11)
  • Gender and Global Health (Women's and Gender Studies 61.5)
  • Global Environmental Health (Environmental Studies Program 28)
  • The Geographies of Health and Disease (Geography 56)
  • Plagues and Politics: The Impact of AIDS on US Culture (Women’s and Gender Studies 61.2)


Research Methods and Ethics (select one course):

  • Introduction to Research Methods in Medical Anthropology (Anthropology 56)
  • Applications of Calculus to Medicine and Biology (Math 4)
  • Econometrics (Economics 20)
  • Biostatistics ( Biological Sciences 29)
  • Statistical Methods in Engineering (Engineering 93)
  • Socio-Ecological Research Methods (Environmental Studies 83)
  • Introduction to Data Analysis or Data Analysis (Math and Social Science 15 or 45)
  • Qualitative Methods and Research Process in Geography (Geography 11)
  • Research Methods Course: Government 10, Economics 10, Mathematics 10, Public Policy 10, Psychology 10, Social Sciences 10 or Sociology 10

Requests for substitutions of the required courses must be approved by the Certificate Advisory Committee. Courses taken at other institutions must be a minimum of 30 content hours to be considered. Courses taken in fulfillment of the major/minor requirement can count toward the Global Health Certificate.  

Students pursuing the Global Health Minor offered through the Department of Anthropology may also apply courses in fulfillment of the minor towards the required Global Health Certificate courses. 

Course Electives

Current List of Pre-Approved Certificate Electives (pdf)

Students choose two elective courses from an approved list of courses with a primary global health emphasis. Elective courses provide students with opportunities to hone core competencies within an area of interest. Students may petition the Certificate Advisory Committee for approval of courses to meet the elective requirement that have not been pre-approved by the committee.





















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