Minor in Global Public Health

Program Contact: David Hill   203-582-3944

The minor in global public health provides an interdisciplinary focus of study that enables students to understand and promote individual and population health throughout the world. This is accomplished via a range of courses that provide relevant and rigorous intellectual learning, community and international service learning, and a capstone course in the senior year. This minor is suitable for students with a wide range of interests in the humanities, business, as well as the arts and the sciences, as each of these disciplines contributes to the diversity and complexity of global public health issues. Students are encouraged to explore the variety of course offerings to enrich their academic experience in the minor. Each student is assigned a faculty mentor, who provides guidance in completing the required components of the minor.

Students are eligible to apply for the minor beginning first semester (fall) sophomore year. Accepted students will be officially enrolled in the minor the following spring. The minor requires a substantial level of commitment from students, so applicants should carefully consider whether they can meet the expectations of course study, community and international learning and a capstone experience.

For application details, interested students should contact the Institute for Global Public Health at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine (GHPMinor@qu.edu).

Global Public Health Minor Curriculum

Students must complete 18 total credits (usually six courses). GPH 201 and GPH 301 are required courses.

Service Learning: There are two distinct service-learning requirements. Students must complete a Quinnipiac-approved four-week international academic experience, typically in a low-income country. With approval, students could complete this requirement by traveling to an under-served area of the United States.  Students also are required to engage in community service learning with a community health organization for at least two semesters. With prior approval, one semester of this requirement can be integrated into a Quinnipiac service learning course.

Required Courses
GPH 201Introduction to Global Public Health3
GPH 301Capstone in Global Public Health3
Select four courses in consultation with your adviser. 12
Total Credits18