Undergraduates at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, have options for both a Public Health – Global Health Major and a Global Health Minor. The Public Health – Global Health Major is administered in the School of Public Health Dean's Office, and the Global Health Minor is administered in the Department of Global Health. For more information about these options, see below.
Public Health – Global Health Major
The Public Health – Global Health program allows undergraduates to pursue an interdisciplinary degree that trains in critical thinking, collaboration, and innovation in order to confront the world’s issues in health and social determinants of wellbeing. Please see the link below under “Resources” for more information on this program.
Global Health Minor
The Global Health Minor provides students with a transdisciplinary introduction to the key concepts, debates, challenges, and opportunities in the field of global health. We provide a broad-based curriculum, an intellectually engaged support staff, and an ongoing commitment to identifying great classes, lectures, and opportunities for all students, whatever their major field of study. Students participating in the minor will be able to understand and discuss the determinants of global health and global responses to health problems, including health systems. By becoming knowledgeable in these core areas, students will also be able to engage actively in efforts to improve health as global citizens.
At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all.