Global Health Studies

Global Health Studies Major and Minor

Founded on the belief that undergraduate liberal arts education can play an essential role in meeting the world’s health challenges, the Global Health Studies program draws upon Allegheny’s longstanding commitments to project-based and interdisciplinary learning, civic engagement, diverse perspectives, and internationalization.

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Global Health Studies Learning Outcomes

An understanding of disease causation and prevention

Awareness of the transnational dimensions of health and disease

Comprehension of the relationship between health and the built and natural environments

An ethical outlook that promotes sensitivity to the culture of local communities

Firsthand knowledge of real-life global health work

An appreciation of the political, historical, social, behavioral, scientific, and cultural aspects of health in the search for sustainable solutions

Hands-on Experiences

Hands-on experiences are essential to students of global health. Students are encouraged to take part in a variety of different professional and experiential opportunities:

Off-campus studies

such as domestic or international semester or summer away

Volunteer opportunities through local agencies and international organizations

such as RAM (Remote Area Medical), and CFHI (Child - Family Health International)

Research experiences

such as summer or semester student/faculty research, nationally competitive REUs (Research Experiences for Undergraduates), and research positions at partner universities, agencies, and companies

Angelina Winbush, Alumna

Global Health Major/Biology Minor, Class of 2017; Recently entered the University of Rochester’s School of Medicine

“ Allegheny’s Global Health program has challenged me to become a more well-rounded thinker. We evaluate how to prevent — and not just treat — disease. My major has helped me to explore the underlying determinants of health and wellness while examining the implications of policies and interventions. ”

Next Steps

Early Decision App Deadline

November 15, 2022

Regular Decision App Deadline

February 15, 2023

For More Info

Ken Pinnow

Professor of History