Global Health Minor

The minor in Global Health offers an interdisciplinary introduction to the field of global health for students in many different schools and majors. Global health is a diverse field of research and practice that aims to improve population health and work towards equity for all people.

In this minor students will learn about past, current, and future global health trends, and study how policies, technologies, and social movements attempt to improve health around the world. Students will have ample opportunities to engage in skill-building through experiential, practice-oriented, and problem-based learning. Cultural humility, social justice, equity, and inclusion are core principles throughout the minor experience and curriculum.

We invite students from many different backgrounds and with diverse career plans and majors to consider how their training can be applied to global health challenges and opportunities. For example, the global health minor could appeal to:

  • Health Studies majors or Pre-Allied Health students who have, or want to develop, experience working internationally
  • Engineering majors who are interested in developing new tools and technologies to improve health
  • Environmental Studies majors who want to better understand how environmental and human health are connected
  • Biology majors who want to know more about new and emerging diseases, neglected and under-funded diseases, or how social conditions influence human biology
  • Global Studies majors who want to know more about how health is related to social, economic, and political forces around the world

Watch the videos below to learn more about how the Global Health minor has helped advance students’ careers and contributions to the health of the community.


Interested students should review the minor requirements and declare the minor as early as possible. To declare the Global Health minor, please contact your primary major academic advisor by email or during an advising appointment.

If you would like to take a BHS/BHLTH course in an upcoming quarter, please reach out to the Health Studies Program via email (

For any other questions, please feel free to contact with the School of Nursing & Health Studies Office by phone (425.352.5376), email (, or in person in UW1-211.

Updated June 2023