Undergraduate Academic Programs


Global Health Promotion

Description of Program

The need for coordinated approaches to global health issues has never been more apparent. Improving health outcomes for people around the globe supports political stability and economic growth for all. Students earning this minor explore how nations work together to improve health and health equity for all. Coursework focuses on identifying and measuring global threats to health, health disparities, and the solutions to improve the health of people where they live, work, and play.


Undergraduate students wanting to declare this minor may do so in one of two ways:

Students are responsible for checking with their degree-granting schools/units to determine whether this minor may be officially recorded on their transcripts.

Students considering this minor may schedule an appointment with an SPH-B academic advisor.

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Bloomington, IN 47405-7109


This undergraduate minor program is intended for students in degree programs who wish to add a Global Health Promotion specialty to their studies. This minor requires:

  • successful completion of 15 credit hours prescribed below.
  • a minimum grade of C- in each course used in the minor.
  • a minimum cumulative minor GPA of 2.0.

Note: No course in this minor may be taken under the Pass/Fail Option.

Global Health Promotion Core Courses (12 cr.)
Complete each of the following courses:

  • SPH-B 310  Public Health in Diverse Communities (3 cr.)
  • SPH-E 311 Introduction to Epidemiology (3 cr.)
  • SPH-H 172 International Health and Social Issues (3 cr.) +S&H
  • SPH-H 319 Global Health Promotion (3 cr.)

Global Health Promotion Elective Course (3 cr.)
Compete one of the following courses:

  • SPH-B 150 Introduction to Public Health (3 cr.)
  • SPH-B 335 Aging Health, and Diverse Populations (3 cr.)
  • SPH-H 445 Travel Study (3 cr.)
  • SPH-N 331 Life Cycle Nutrition (3 cr.)

+ Courses followed by the S&H notation may apply to both the minor requirements and to the general education, social and historical studies requirement for bachelor's degree students.

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