Curriculum for the Major in Global Studies with a Concentration in Global Public Health (GPH)

GPH Track Required Courses: 

--Four Core Courses in Global Studies (12 credits): Global History, Global Humanities, Global Cultures, and Global Diagnostics  (12 credits).  Titles and course numbers vary from semester to semester. 


--Three PHS Required Courses (9 credits):

  • PHS 3050 Fundamentals of Public Health (Fall)
  • PHS 3825 Global Public Health: Challenges & Innovations (Spring)
  • PHS 4050 Public Health Policy (Fall)


--PHS Capstone Seminar (3 credits)

  • PHS 4991 Capstone


--Two Electives (6 credits):  electives must be preapproved for each student

These courses will be selected carefully in consultation with an advisor, taking into account the student’s language proficiency, topic interests, or concentration in a world area.  PHS Study Abroad courses in Summer or J-Term may be used.


--Language Competency

One (1) course beyond the 2020 level of any language taught at UVA (or in an approved study-abroad program)

            - OR -

If a student has reached the 2020 level in one language but does not want to go further with that language, the student can satisfy the requirement by studying a second language and reaching the 1020 level. 


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