ABOUT THE GLOBAL HEALTH MINOR

The minor in Global Health allows students to develop an interdisciplinary understanding of health issues in a global context. Through a broad inventory of courses, the minor in Global Health provides a solid foundation in, and familiarity with, social determinants of health, epidemiology, environmental health, nutrition, data collection, and evaluation methods.

Students undertaking the Global Health Minor explore the institutional, economic, logistic, legal, social and artistic challenges facing global health solutions, investigate the health implications of globalization, as well as address issues of social justice and development, which are crucial to understanding the determinants of health issues around the world.

Through completing the Global Health Minor, students will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamental issues that affect health equity and healthcare around the world;
  • Use specific discipline-based methodologies (from engineering, political science, public health, etc.) to examine issues of health inequity and perceptions of health;
  • Understand how cultural, social and environmental factors and issues of health equity influence the patterns of disease among people and populations, with particular emphasis on health in low-resource settings for local, regional or international contexts;
  • Enhance their ability to be culturally sensitive, curious, understanding of other cultures and cross-culturally competent.

Faculty associated with the Global Health Minor come from across UCLA from such areas as the College of Letters and Science, the School of Arts and Architecture, the David Geffen School of Medicine, and the Fielding School of Public Health, allowing for a truly multidisciplinary minor. With courses from over forty departments, the minor spans the breadth of the global health field.

GLOBAL HEALTH MINOR REQUIREMENTS

 

 The Global Health minor consists of 7 courses - 2 Lower Division (Preparation) courses and 5 Upper Division courses. Students are encouraged to prioritize the preparation courses in order to be eligible to declare the minor as soon as possible. Please refer to our minor requirements worksheet (below) for a detailed breakdown of requirements and course options.

Global Health Minor Requirements Worksheet

 

Students can find a list of approved courses being offered by term on our Quarterly Course Lists

Please know that students may count only one of the following courses toward Global Health preparation: STATS 10, 13; LIFESCI 40.

For additional questions or concerns about GH minor coursework, please visit our FAQs page and then you may schedule an appointment with one of our advisors here.

 

 

 

GLOBAL HEALTH
FACULTY ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE 2022-23

Ippolytos Kalofonos, Chair, Global Health

Victor Agadjanian, Ph.D., International Institute, Sociology
David H. Gere, Ph.D., World Arts and Cultures/Dance
Ippolytos Kalofonos, M.D., Ph.D., International Institute, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Michael F. Lofchie, Ph.D., Political Science
Anne W. Rimoin, Ph.D., Epidemiology

Our Students

The Academic Programs offered through the UCLA International Institute allow students to focus on a particular area of study - either a specific geographic area, or a global comparative and issue-oriented approach - through a variety of disciplines across campus. The Institute also offers its own courses taught by core teaching faculty under the following subject areas: African Studies, Global Health, Global Studies, International & Area Studies, International Development Studies, International Migration Studies, and Latin American Studies.

 

B.A. just the starting point for these graduating seniors

Kyilah Terry (B.A., European Studies 2019) is headed to graduate school this fall, while Maria Amaya Morfin (B.A., International Development Studies 2019) is currently preparing for the GRE and grad school applications.
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Two projects win funding at Global Development Lab showcase

The winning projects will provide an Internet connection for Atutur Hospital in Kumi, Uganda, and deliver food and after-school tutoring to unsupervised children in Tijuana, Mexico, respectively.
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International internship: Enabled Children's Initiative

UCLA senior Kawsar Nasir Ahmad did a 10-month internship with the Afghanistan-based Enabled Children's Initiative, an experience that has only solidified her plans to work for Doctors without Borders after she becomes a doctor.
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More Student Stories>>

 

Our Alumni

Alumni of the UCLA International Institute Academic Programs live across the globe, and are involved in a multitude of fields, including the education, government, cultural, nonprofit, health, legal and business sectors and international affairs. Below are a few bios of our alumni.

  

Global Studies graduate wins UCLA Young Alumnus award

Katya Daniel (UCLA 2008) was named 2019 Young Alumnus of the Year at the annual UCLA Alumni Association awards ceremony held June 8, 2019, at the Luskin Conference Center.
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UCLA and an international career were not on his radar screen

The winning projects will provide an Internet connection for Atutur Hospital in Kumi, Uganda, and deliver food and after-school tutoring to unsupervised children in Tijuana, Mexico, respectively.
read more

   

Chasing race car dreams

UCLA senior Kawsar Nasir Ahmad did a 10-month internship with the Afghanistan-based Enabled Children's Initiative, an experience that has only solidified her plans to work for Doctors without Borders after she becomes a doctor.
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More Alumni Stories>>

ACADEMIC COUNSELING

For Fall 2022 we will be offering virtual and in-person advising support.

We strive to provide holistic and comprehensive support to our students through one-on-one advising, workshops, and events that focus on academic and professional planning, exploration of research, internship opportunities, and experiences abroad. 

 

Yumi Kinoshita

Academic Advisor

Undergraduate Counselor

 

Olivia Gonzalez

Undergraduate Counselor

 

We can assist you with:

  • Major, pre-major, and minor questions and petitions to declare (I A STD & Global Health)
  • Educational planning and course sequencing
  • Course petitions and substitutions
  • DARS updates for major/minor
  • Enrollment questions for I A STD and Global Health courses
  • Contract courses (I A STD 195CE & 198A/B/C, GH 199)
  • Exploration of research, Departmental Honors, internship/career opportunities, and study abroad
  • Graduation checks

Contact Us

Please include your name and UID in all emails.

Email us if you need accommodations for same day or outside office hours appointments.

Undergraduate Advising: undergrads@international.ucla.edu

 Graduate Advising: idpgrads@international.ucla.edu 

  Current UCLA undergraduate students can make an advising appointment with Yumi or Olivia at MY.UCLA APPOINTMENT SCHEDULER. If you're not a UCLA student, please e-mail us at the corresponding email as noted above. The appointment will be cancelled if you're not present (online or in person) within 5 minutes of the scheduled time.

  Bunche Hall 10256 & 10254 (10th floor)

    (310) 206-6571 (note that because we are working remotely, we will take longer to respond to phone inquiries. We strongly suggest to send us an email or make an appointment for a zoom meeting).

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


For other questions or concerns, please review the following information:

Refer to your main Counseling Unit for questions about GE/IGETC Requirements, Course Add/Drop Petitions, Degree Plan Contracts, College-specific requirements, Holds, Grad Checks, Academic Probation status, Readmission, etc.

Questions about registration, fees, classes, etc.

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