The interdisciplinary minor in global health studies is designed for students who wish to study the complex factors influencing health and disease locally and around the world. It requires a minimum of 15 s.h., including 12 s.h. in courses completed at the University of Iowa. 

A maximum of 6 s.h. of coursework used to satisfy requirements for another major, minor, or certificate may be applied toward the minor. This includes 2nd areas/concentrations/cognates, with the exception of the Journalism and Mass Communication B.A. (for which no overlap will be assessed). 

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 minor in global health studies, visit the UI General Catalog.

Coursework Requirements
Title Hours
Global Health Studies Introductory courses 6
Global Health Studies Required Perspectives and Practices courses 6
Approved Global Health-themed study abroad coursework, or additional Perspectives and Practices 3
Total Hours 15