Northwestern University Program in Global Health Studies

  • Illinois

About Us

The Program in Global Health Studies at Northwestern University is an interdisciplinary minor (and soon to be adjunct major!) spanning many subject areas within a diverse, exciting field. We provide a strong foundation from which to think critically about global health challenges and practices. Students simultaneously explore core fields of global health such as infectious disease, bioethics, or mental health.

The major and minor are not limited to pre-medicine students but rather can be used to complement many fields of study.

To further supplement classroom knowledge, we require all students to participate in a public health study abroad program to gain a more direct understanding of the systemic, policy, and experiential differences between the U.S. and other countries. This experience solidifies the career goals of many students in the global health field.