Description of Program A concentration in global and comparative public health (GCPH) prepares students to be active participants in improving the health of their own and other communities worldwide. Students will gain an understanding of the determinants of the health of populations, the available options to improve the health of populations, and the evidence demonstrating the efficacy of these options.
Through the GCPH concentration, students will learn to:
The GCPH concentration complements various majors, including biology; biochemistry, cell and molecular biology; pharmacy; health sciences; international relations; politics; law, politics and society; sociology; environmental science and policy; and Philosophy. Students who complete the program will be well prepared for graduate study and/or careers in fields related to public health.
Requirements for the Concentration:
A total of 21 credits are required. The required core and elective courses come from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
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