Required courses for minor (2 credits)

  • GPHS 101 Introduction to Public Health
  • GPHS 105 Introduction to Epidemiology

Required experiential component (1 credit)

The experiential component requires students to gain hands-on experience in some aspect of Global Public Health, via an internship, research project, or relevant study abroad experience. The following will meet this requirement:

  • GPHS 410 Internship in Global Public Health
  • GPHS 420 Independent Study in Global Public Health

Approval from the program coordinator must be obtained prior to beginning the experience. The requirement can be met through a combination of experiences, which total at least 1.0 course credit. Substitutions of internships or research projects from other departments can occur with the approval from the program coordinator.

Elective courses for minor (2 credits)

Students need to complete 2.0 course credits from the following list, with courses coming from different departments. At least one elective course needs to be at the 200 level or above. Special Topics courses, or other courses relevant to Global Public Health, can be used to satisfy the elective requirement with permission of the program coordinator. (Note: Many of these courses have pre-requisites, so be sure to check the college catalog for planning purposes.)

  • ANTH 270 Medical Anthropology (1.0)
  • BIOC 201 Principles of Nutrition (1.0)
  • BIOL 302 Microbiology (1.0)
  • BIOL 320 Parasitology (1.0)
  • EDST 260 Food, Ethics, and Education (1.0)
  • ESTS 103 Introduction to Environmental Science (1.0)
  • EXSC 280 Personal and Community Health (1.0)
  • EXSC 160 Health & Human Physiology (1.0)
  • EXSC 330 Exercise Physiology (1.0)
  • PHIL 218 Peace with Justice (1.0)
  • PHIL 310 Environmental Ethics (1.0)
  • PSYC 239 Health Psychology (1.0)
  • SPAN 230 Spanish for the Health Professions (0.5)
  • SPAN 336 Special Topics in Hispanophone History and Culture (1.0 when the topic is related to Global Public Health)

Transfer Credits:

Across the Core Curriculum and other programs of Monmouth College, most transfer courses are accepted. Departments Chairs have the final determination regarding how transfer credit will be applied to meet major or minor requirements. More information for transfer students is available on our Admission Transfer Credits page.