Global Health Studies
Global Health Studies (GHS) offers a transdisciplinary minor in the College of Arts and Science for students interested in better understanding the complexities of global health and developing the necessary collaboration and research skills to work towards ethically addressing global health problems. Faculty represent several departments and academic divisions. Students develop the necessary collaboration, research, and innovation skills to work ethically towards ameliorating global health problems, both local and international, including, but not limited to problems of: pandemic communicable disease; non-communicable disease; environmental contamination; food and water insecurity; violence and injury, and, social marginalization and its consequences.
Miami University's Global Health Minor is a transdisciplinary minor that encourages collaboration, creativity, and ethics through a comprehensive curriculum and real-world immersion experience.
The Global Health Studies faculty have come together from across Miami University to promote an engaged learning environment aimed at developing future leaders with the essential tools to understand global health issues and participate in developing solutions.
Global Health Studies Minor
The Global Health Minor was designed by asking leaders in global health—both in development organizations and in leading graduate programs—what they were looking for in their ideal job or graduate student candidate. Miami's Global Health minor consists of a course sequence specifically designed to enable students to master the knowledge and skills wanted by employers and admissions officers in the field.
Support Global Health Studies
Students at Miami lead the drive to develop this Minor in Global Health (GHS). Global health is a growing field that integrates public health, international development, and global social justice. In consultation with experts in the field, we designed the minor from the ground up, creating a series of courses focused on giving students opportunities to have experiences and master the skills and transdisciplinary collaborative practices necessary to be competitive in and contribute to this growing field.
"Especially if you're a first-year student, don't doubt yourself. Do what you feel like you should be doing and don't be afraid to try new things. Even if your major is hard at first, it usually gets a little easier, and if it doesn't, well, you can still change!"
Emilio Bloch , Class of 2020
Biology and Public Health Double Major