Global Health Course Lists by Term

NOTE: Most upper division courses will lift enrollment restriction to non-majors during the second pass.

Fall 2021 Course List

Summer 2021 Course List

Spring 2021 Course List

**For all courses notated as "Additional Courses," you MUST contact our advising office to have the course appear on your DARS. Send an email to with your full name, UID, and class information**


Enrollment: Things to Know

Always Check Enrollment Restrictions for Classes: 
Students in the Global Health minor will need to follow enrollment policies of departments that offer the courses. Please note that most departments restrict enrollment during the first enrollment pass. GH minors may be able to enroll in the courses during the second enrollment pass.  

Note about 100 courses: 
Courses numbered 100 such as, Biostatistics 100, Community Health 100, Environmental Health Sciences 100, Public Health 100 and Health Policy 100 may be restricted to the Public Health students during the academic year. However, they will be open to all students if offered in the summer. 

Note about Nursing C155 "Globalization, Social Justice, and Human Rights"
This is a 3 unit course. Students who wish to apply this course to the Global Health minor will need to take an additional 5 or 6 unit course in order to satisfy the College requirement of minimum 20 upper division minor units.


5 and 6  unit upper division courses that can be applied to the  Global Health Minor:

Disability Studies 101W
Gerontology M108 (Social Welfare M108)
Honors Collegium 105
Honors Collegium 141
World Arts & Cultures 144
Environmental Health Sciences C185A

Students can submit a Petition to the Chair of Global Health if they want to apply a course not included on the minor worksheet. This may also include courses taken or to be taken abroad. Students must include the course syllabus with their petition.

Students are allowed to submit up to 2 petitions (including petitions for lower or upper division coursework). Courses listed on the Additional Course List do not count as a petition since they are already approved. Students taking courses abroad may be allowed to submit more than 2 courses. For questions, please contact our Advising Office.

** Please be aware that the petition may be denied and you will need to plan alternative coursework. **

Petition submissions will be checked at the end of each week. Please allow 2-3 weeks for the committee's decision.

Petition Form

Please note: For the question "For Which Requirement?" you may choose anything - this does not apply to Global Health.


There are hundreds of scholarships available for undergraduate students for every interest or background. The below list are a few competitive scholarships which our students have received in the past:


Boren Scholarships
Boren Scholarships provide funding for U.S. undergraduate students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). The scholarship is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents only.
Maximum awards for the Boren Fellowships are $20,000. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program
The U.S. Department of State funds about 600 students for summer language institutes abroad at various skill levels. CLS is a program of the U.S. Department of State and provides fully funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for eight to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate students. Upon completion of the program, participants receive U.S. Academic Credit from Bryn Mawr College and an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) score.

Payne International Development Fellowship
For students applying to graduate school - The Payne Fellowship is a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Program which seeks to attract and prepare outstanding individuals for careers as USAID Foreign Service Officers. Graduating seniors or college graduates with strong academic records are eligible to apply. The Payne program encourages members of historically underrepresented minority groups and those with financial need to apply. Selected fellows will receive support for graduate school and gain employment with USAID in an exciting rewarding career in the Foreign Service with a commitment minimum of five years.

Applicants must have U.S. citizenship. Awards up to $22,000 annually toward tuition, fees and living expenses for a two-year master's degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as development, economics, public administration, business administration, global health, agriculture, or environmental science at a U.S.-based institution.

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans 
For students applying to graduate school - The purpose of the fellowship is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of immigrants or children of immigrants to achieve leadership in their chosen field. Generous stipends of up to $25,000 are awarded, as well as tuition scholarships. Undergraduate students may apply for this scholarship while simultaneously applying to graduate school. Application deadline is November 1st. 


International Institute Scholarships

The Judith Boyajian Travel Fellowship 
The Judith Boyajian Travel Fellowship is designed to provide undergraduate and graduate students with support for purposeful travel to and cultural immersion in Africa.  Key for any student who applies for the grant would be a commitment to public service, and whether in an established program or under an original project, students will also be required to be engaged in it. The fellowship will provide up to $4,000 to cover travel and approved related expenses and fellows are expected to spend a minimum of 45-days in-country. Applications open in early Winter quarter. 





-Programs Offered in the Summer ONLY
-Courses taught by our own UCLA Faculty
-Open to anyone over the age of 18
-In most cases, two UCLA courses offered during a Summer Travel program. They will automatically appear on your transcript.

Summer 2021 Programs

BUSINESS LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION ACROSS ASIA (with Prof. Robert McCann of Anderson Business School). July 17 – August 12, 2021 **Virtual only**.  Open to all majors and minors. Approved for International and Area Studies majors and minors

LA Courses (automatically show up on transcript)


 Quick Facts:

  • Programs Offered Year-round (i.e. Fall, Winter, Spring, Winter & Spring (Semester), Summer, and Year-long programs)
  • Full Immersion -  Take Classes at a University Abroad, Classes taught by University Professors, Live in University dorms (some programs)
  • Programs run through the UC system, not specific to UCLA 

Visit our UCEAP Databases to see which courses have been pre-approved:          

*You are not limited to these courses. If you would like to take a different course, please submit a petition. See below for details.







Check the IEO Scholarship page for a complete list of scholarships.



New advising services due to COVID-19, learn how to reach us remotely!

Virtual Advising is here! Make an appointment with Magda or Olivia.

Please note, our physical office spaces and phone lines are closed until further notice.


Magda Yamamoto

Graduate & Undergraduate Advising (graduate students) (undergraduate students)

Bunche Hall 10256

Tel: (310) 206-6571

Appointment Hours: 10am-11am & 3pm-4pm

Schedule a Zoom appointment on my calendar HERE!

Olivia Gonzalez 

Undergraduate Advising (undergraduate students) (graduate students)

Bunche Hall 10254

Tel: (310) 206-6571

Schedule a Zoom appointment on my calendar HERE!



Mailing Address:

Academic Counselor
UCLA International Institute Academic Programs
Office of Academic Advising
10256 Bunche Hall, Mail Code 148703
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487


For other questions, please read the following information:

Questions about GE Requirements, unit max, petitions, readmission, etc.

College Academic Counseling (Zoom Drop-in Hours, Phone Appointments, and Message Center)

AAP Counseling - (Message Center, Zoom Appointments)

Honors  - (Email, Message Center) 


Questions about registration, fees, Spring classes, etc:

Registrar's Office - view FAQ's


Economic & Technological Resources:

Financial Assistance for Student Workers

Student Resources for Remote Learning


General Information from UCLA:

UCLA Newsroom Updates

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