Minors & Certificates
Global Health Studies
What is Global Health Studies?
Within the Global Health Studies certificate, Students will gain knowledge and understanding of the global burden of disease and threats to well-being. Understand and be prepared to promote policies and practices that ensure health care is delivered in an ethically responsible and culturally sensitive manner.. Learn to critically review global health programs and policies from a variety of perspectives.
Group I: Burden of Disease
Take at least one course from this grouping.
|MEDS4051||Introduction to the HIV/AIDS epidemic||1|
|BIOL1004||Microbes and Society||3|
|ANTH2045||Genetics of Variation and Disease||3|
|BIOL1006||Power of Plagues||3|
|HPE1004||Introduction to Epidemiology||3|
|BIOL2031C||Microbiology for Health Professionals||3|
All students must complete this and all other courses with a 2.5 GPA
|AFST1005||Introduction to Global Health Issues||3|
At least 12 credits of electives must be chosen from the groupings listed. Take 4 courses which must include one course from Group I, one course from Group II and one course from Group III. The final course may be from any of the groups (I-IV).
Group III:Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Health
Take at least one course from this group. Not both AFST3055 and PSYC3034 may be used. POL5131 (Global Health and Diplomacy) may be used.
|COMM4066||Communication and Health Politics||3|
|WGS3071||Gender and Health||3|
|AFST3055||Diversity and Health||3|
|GEOG4000C||Medical and Health Geography||3|
|PSYC3034||Diversity and Health||3|
|AFST3005||African Health and Development||3|
|ANTH4055||Evolutionary Medicine and Health||4|
Group IV: Domestic & International Experience
Students may choose one of these courses. Other approved study abroad experience may replace 3 credit hours (see certificate director). A course from this grouping is not required.
|HPE4173C||Study Abroad in Health Promotion and Education||3|
|MEDS4052||Medicine and Public Health at Chongqing Medical University (China)||3|
|HLTH5142||International Experience in Healthcare||0 - 3|
|SPAN3052||Service Learning: Medical Spanish||3 - 5|
|MEDS4054||Exploring Public Health in Ghana||3|
|SPAN2012||Spanish for Social Work and Health Care Services II||3|
|MEDS4050||Public Health and Infectious Diseases in Southern Africa||3|
|SPAN2011||Spanish for Social Work and Health Care Services||3|
Group II: Ethics, Values, Cultural Competence
Take at least one course from this group. Students in the the College of Allied Health Sciences may substitute HLTH2011.
|POL2089||International Human Rights||3|
|JUDC3016||Jewish and Christian Bioethics||3|
|COMM2021||Communication in Problem-Solving Groups||3|
|PHIL1099||Genetics and Bioethics||3|
|COMM2004||Communicating About Health, Environment and Science||3|
Contact the program director, whose name and information appear on this page.
UC Advantages and Special Opportunities
Students in McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) enjoy many benefits afforded through study at a research-extensive institution ranked among the nation's top 25 public research universities. UC's urban, Tristate location offers exciting opportunities for global education, research and service learning, while its student-centered focus includes an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, a nationally recognized Center for Exploratory Studies and a highly successful First Year Experience program that teaches critical skills for first-year students and provides connections with important campus resources.
Freshman Admission Requirements
Students already pursuing a degree in any college at UC can add the certificate to their program. Be sure to submit a declaration of the certificate program using our online form.
In addition, you must meet with the program director so that they are aware that you are pursuing the certificate and can advise you appropriately. Do this early enough to avoid delay in obtaining your certificate.
Students not currently pursuing a degree may declare the certificate after establishing non-matriculated status.
Graduation RequirementsMake sure that you have declared the certificate program online. Next, make sure that the certificate program director is aware of when you are finishing the program. If you are pursuing another bachelor's degree, then your certificate will be reviewed at the time that you submit your separate degree application.
AccreditationThe University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Undergraduate Certificate Degree in Global Health Studies
Full-Time Program Duration
Uptown Campus West
French Hall-West 3605
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0370
Phone: (513) 556-2423
Guy -Lucien Whembolua