Global Health Studies Program Requirements

Global Health Scholars complete an interdisciplinary course of study, encompassing biological, cultural, economic, historical, political, and social issues relevant to global health. The program provides students with the opportunity to comprehensively interrogate critical topics in global health.

Required Curriculum
  1. HLTH 230: Global Health: Challenges and Responses (required, any year)
  2. Global Health Colloquium (required, senior year)
  3. Four elective courses that allow the student to achieve global health competencies across any four of the following themes:
  • Biological & Environmental Influences on Health
  • Health & Societies
  • Historical Approaches
  • Performance, Representation & Health
  • Understanding & Interpreting Quantitative Data

Scholars plan their course of study with the GHS Program Manager and register their courses in Degree Audit.

Global Health Colloquium

In the practicum component of the Senior Global Health Colloquium, students work with Jackson’s faculty and global health clients (drawn from government and non-governmental organizations, non-profits, multilateral development organizations, and global health agencies) to analyze significant concerns in global health leadership and policymaking. 

After conducting interviews, research, and analysis, the teams produce policy briefs establishing their key findings and recommendations. See examples of recent policy briefs