University of Texas at El Paso Academic Catalog

Academic Catalog

Minor in Global Health

The purpose of the Global Health Minor is to provide students a foundational knowledge to operate as global citizens and to equip them with a comprehensive understanding about the complexities and realities of global health. Students will be able to: 

  • synthesize knowledge of current global health issues; 
  • learn about best practices in global health;
  • develop strategies to improve health outcomes in low resource countries;
  • prepare for internationally focused careers in government agencies, non-governmental organization, immigrant health agencies, philanthropic foundations and international health organizations. 

Degree plan

Global Health Minor
Required Courses:
HSCI 3306Environmental Health3
HSCI 3311Introduction to Epidemiology *3
HSCI 3312Theories & Meth of Hlth Behav3
HSCI 3313Foundations of Global Health3
HSCI 3395Seminar in Global Health3
3 Credit hours elective, chosen from following list: 3
U.S.-Mex. Border Society/Cult
Envir. Just. & Min. Comm U.S.
Writing for PR & Corp Comm
Family Violence
Crim Just on US-Mexico Border
Violence in America
Health Info & Informat Systems
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Nutrition Thru the Life Cycle
Family Life & Human Sexuality
Ancient Cultures
International Relations
Advanced Social Problems
U.S.-Mex Border Society/Cult
Global Feminisms
Family Violence
Gender & Technology
Plagues, Pandemics, & Power
Women's Health
Total Hours18

*Some course prerequisites are not part of this plan but are required to complete this minor. Please see advisor for details.