The Bachelor of Science with a major in global health studies is ideal for students interested in research-based post-graduation opportunities, or students who plan to enter professional programs in the health sciences. It requires a minimum of 120 s.h., including at least 47 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 BS 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 Science 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   6
Capstone Experience  3
Natural Sciences courses 7-8
Mathematics or Statistics course 3-4
Total Hours 47-49