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Undergraduate Students

Everything you need to get involved in global health

"We aim to ignite lifelong passions for global health and citizenship by fostering learning and collaboration, both within classrooms and further afield, between undergraduates and global partners."

Clea Sarnquist, DrPH, MPH

Senior Research Scholar, Global Child Health Program, Department of Pediatrics

Minor in Global Health

The Human Biology Program and Stanford Global Health have teamed up to provide an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor in global health. The Minor in Global Health will introduce students to concepts, challenges and opportunities in the field of global health. Students will study health throughout the world, global disparities and possible interventions. Courses will explore  the relationship between the biological and social aspects of humanity’s origin, development and future while offering students flexibility to pursue a deeper study in a chosen field of interest. The chosen subplan will appear on the student’s official transcript.

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Undergraduate Courses in Global Health Studies

Students interested in a Global Health minor in Human Biology must declare their minor at least two quarters prior to their intended quarter of degree conferral (for example, a student must declare a minor before the end of Autumn Quarter to graduate the following Spring Quarter). Undergraduate fields of study (subplans) are declared on Axess; these subplans appear on the transcript but not on the diploma.

In order to graduate with a minor in Human Biology, undergraduates must complete the minor program of study as described here, for a total of at least 25 units, with a minimum of six courses.

You can also find more global health related courses on explore courses here.

Course Name
HUMBIO 122M: Challenges of Human Migration: Health and Health Care of Migrants and Autochthonous Populations.
HUMBIO 124C: Global Child Health
Yvonne Maldonado, MD
HUMBIO 129S: Global Public Health
Gary Darmstadt, MD
MED 232: Global Health: Scaling Health Technology Innovations in Low Resource Settings
Anurag Mairal, PhD & Michele Barry, MD
FEMGEN 206: Global Medical Issues Affecting Women
Clea Sarnquist, DrPH, MPH
MED 236: Economics of Infectious Disease and Global Health
MED 226: Practical Approaches to Global Health Research
Steve Luby, MD
CEE 265D: Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries
Jenna Davis, PhD
BIO 103: Human and Planet Health
Kathy Burke & Giulio De Leo, PhD
MED 224: Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Lab (SE Lab) - Human & Planetary Health
Gordon M. Bloom
MED 285: Global Leaders and Innovators in Human and Planetary Health
Gordon M. Bloom & Sara Singer, PhD
EARTHSYS 160: Sustainable Cities
Deland Chan
EARTHSYS 194: Topics in Writing & Rhetoric: Introduction to Environmental Justice: Race, Class, Gender and Place
Sibyl Diver, PhD & Emily Polk, PhD
EARTHSYS 194A: Environmental Justice Colloquium
Sibyl Diver, PhD & Emily Polk, PhD
ETHICSOC 19SI: Philosophy of the Covid-19 Pandemic
Yuna Blajer de la Garza, PhD
MED 164: Covid-19 Case Investigation and Contact Tracing
Lars Osterberg, MD, MPH & Judith Richardson, PhD
BIOS 297: COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned
MI 155A: Humans and Viruses I
Robert Siegel, PhD, MD
AFRICAST 235: Designing Research-Based Interventions to Solve Global Health Problems
Piya Sorcar, PhD
INTLPOL 291: Theories of Change in Global Health
Steve Luby, MD