Global Health Studies Adjunct Major

Students must also complete the Undergraduate Registration Requirement and the degree requirements of their home school.

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Adjunct Major Requirements (11 units)
4 core courses:
GBL_HLTH 301-0Introduction to International Public Health
GBL_HLTH 302-0Global Bioethics
GBL_HLTH 309-0Biomedicine and World History
or GBL_HLTH 322-0 The Social Determinants of Health
GBL_HLTH 320-0Qualitative Research Methods in Global Health
3 additional GBL_HLTH courses 1
4 elective courses. Courses taken abroad can be counted as electives; students may study abroad more than once and receive up to 2 elective credits per program. Remaining elective credits can be fulfilled by health-related courses from various departments, as listed on the GHS website.
  • All adjunct majors in Global Health Studies must complete an approved international experience in one of Northwestern’s public health programs or another supervised international health experience approved in advance by the program director. Courses taken abroad can be counted as electives. Students may study abroad more than once and receive up to 2 elective credits per program.
  • All adjunct majors require completion of a stand-alone major as well.