The Bachelor of Arts with a major in global health studies prepares students for careers in local and international global health organizations, and for graduate and professional work in fields such as public health, law, planning and public affairs, social work, international development, sustainable agriculture, public policy, and more.  It requires a minimum of 120 s.h., including at least 37 s.h. of work for the major.

A total of 9 s.h. may be double-counted from other majors, minors, or certificates toward the global health studies major, excluding courses taken to satisfy GE CLAS Core requirements.

To request approval of a course for the GHS BA which is not currently on the approved list, students can submit an online course petition.

Listed below are the general categories of coursework required to earn the degree; for more specific information on courses, curriculum, and requirements of the Bachelor of Arts in global health studies, visit the UI General Catalog.

Coursework Requirements
Title Hours
Foundation courses 10
Global Health Studies Perspectives and Practices courses 18
World Language and Culture Requirement (find approved Culture courses here)  6
Capstone Experience  3
Total Hours 37